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09 November 2009 à 18:08

Un Prophète leads EFA nominations

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards.

Two weeks after its Grand Prize win at the London International Film Festival, Un Prophète (A Prophet) by Jacques Audiard looks set to be one of the major prizewinners of the awards season, which has just kicked off.

The film has been nominated in six categories at the European Film Awards, Europe’s equivalent to the Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (for Tahar Rahim), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and the Prix d’Excellence Award honoring outstanding technical achievement (for Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier, Jean-Paul Hurier, and Marc Doisne for the film’s Sound Design). The awards ceremony will be held in Germany on December 12.

Un Prophète also picked up the Grand Prize at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival and has been selected to represent France at the upcoming Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.

But Jacques Audiard’s film is not the only French title competing in these awards. Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel) is also nominated for the Prix d’Excellence Award (for Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier) and for Best Composer (for Alexandre Desplat, who is a regular nominee at French and international awards ceremonies).

Yolande Moreau is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Séraphine, alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is nominated for Antichrist, for which she won the Best Actress award at Cannes this year.

This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Le Ruban Blanc (The White Ribbon) by Michael Haneke, which was co-produced by Les Films du Losange, has received four nominations.

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 23 November 2009 à 18:08 CET

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