Saturday, December 12, 2009

European Film Awards

It looks like Michael Haneke's latest film will be a heavy favorite in the Foreign Language Film category. Indeed, The White Ribbon was named Best European Film by the European Film Academy earlier today and Haneke received awards for Writing and Directing. So far it looks like it's biggest competition is France's submission at the Academy A prophet from director Jacques Audiard. The film took home awards for Best Actor for Tahar Rahim and the Academy Prix D'Excellence for Sound Design. Last year's Oscar winner for Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire won the People's Choice Award and its cinematographer, Anthony Dod Mantle, shared the award for Best Cinematographer for the film and Antichrist. Kate Winslet won for Best Actress for The Reader. Two-time Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias won the Best Composer award for Broken Embraces. Palme D'Or winner Ken Loach was rewarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award and French actress Isabelle Huppert received the Achievement in World Cinema. What do you think?

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