2019 European Film Awards Nominations: ‘Pain and Glory,’ ‘An Officer and A Spy’ Lead

At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards. The more than 3,600 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 7 December in Berlin.

Roman Polanski’s latest, “An Officer and A Spy,” shares four total nominations on the board with Pedro Almodóvar’s critically adored feature, “Pain and Glory.” Among its nominations, Polanski’s film is up for Best European Film and Best Director. Almodóvar’s latest and most personal film sees lead actor Antonio Banderas nominated for Best European Actor, as well as the film landing a nod for Best European Film, Best European Director and Best European Screenwriter for the director.

Céline Sciamma’s Cannes award-winning feature, “Portrait of A Lady on Fire” made its way into the nominations for Best European Screenwriter for Sciamma as well as Best European Actress for both Noémie Merlant & Adèle Haenel.

Below are the nominations.

EUROPEAN FILM 2019

AN OFFICER AND A SPY
France, Italy
DIRECTED BY Roman Polanski
WRITTEN BY Robert Harris & Roman Polanski
PRODUCED BY Alain Goldman

LES MISÉRABLES
France
DIRECTED BY Ladj Ly
WRITTEN BY Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti
PRODUCED BY Christophe Barral & Toufik Ayadi
PAIN AND GLORY
Spain
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Pedro Almodóvar
PRODUCED BY Agustín Almodóvar & Esther García
SYSTEM CRASHER
Germany
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Nora Fingscheidt
PRODUCED BY Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann & Frauke Kolbmüller
THE FAVOURITE
UK, Ireland
DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos
WRITTEN BY Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
PRODUCED BY Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday & Yorgos Lanthimos
THE TRAITOR
Italy, Germany, France, Brazil
DIRECTED BY Marco Bellocchio
WRITTEN BY Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo
PRODUCED BY Giuseppe Caschetto & Simone Gattoni

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2019

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio for THE TRAITOR
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE
Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2019

FOR SAMA
UK, USA
DIRECTED BY Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
PRODUCED BY Waad al-Kateab
HONEYLAND
North Macedonia
DIRECTED BY Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska
PRODUCED BY Atanas Georgiev
PUTIN’S WITNESSES
Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Vitaly Mansky
PRODUCED BY Natalia Manskaia, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda & Vit Klusak
SELFIE
France, Italy
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Agostino Ferrente
PRODUCED BY Marc Berdugo, Barbara Conforti & Gianfilippo Pedote
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER
LA SCOMPARSA DI MIA MADRE
Italy, USA
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Beniamino Barrese
PRODUCED BY Filippo Macelloni & Hayley Pappas

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2019

Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE
Trine Dyrholm in QUEEN OF HEARTS
Noémie Merlant & Adèle Haenel in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Viktoria Miroshnichenko in BEANPOLE
Helena Zengel in SYSTEM CRASHER

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2019

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Jean Dujardin in AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Pierfrancesco Favino in THE TRAITOR
Levan Gelbakhiani in AND THEN WE DANCED
Alexander Scheer in GUNDERMANN
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A WHITE, WHITE DAY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2019

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo for THE TRAITOR

Robert Harris & Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti for LES MISÉRABLES
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Find more information on the nominations as well as additional European Film Awards mentions and categories at their website.

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