French pic leads Euro Film noms with 3 nods

LONDON — France’s “The Dreamlife of Angels” leads the pack with three nominations in this year’s European Film Awards. Five other features came in with two each.

The French pic is up for best film and has two best actress nods, for Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier.

Other high-profile pics which nabbed noms for best film include Neil Jordan’s “The Butcher Boy” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Live Flesh,” both up for two awards. Also vying for two EFAs are Ken Loach’s “My Name Is Joe,” Roberto Benigni’s “Life Is Beautiful” and Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Celebration.”

Included in the running for the international award are Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” and Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show.”

The European Film Awards will be held in London Dec. 4. Below is a complete list of nominees.

BEST FILM

“The Butcher Boy,” Neil Jordan (Ireland)
“Life Flesh,” Pedro Almodovar (Spain)
“The Celebration,” Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
“Lola Rennt” (Run Lola Run), Tom Tykwer (Germany)
“My Name Is Joe,” Ken Loach (U.K.)
“The Dreamlife of Angels,” Erick Zonca (France)
“Life Is Beautiful,” Roberto Benigni (Italy)

BEST ACTOR

Roberto Benigni, “Life Is Beautiful”
Peter Mullan, “My Name Is Joe”
Ulrich Thomsen, “The Celebration”
Javier Bardem, “Live Flesh”

BEST ACTRESS

Elodie Bouchez, “The Dreamlife of Angels”
Natacha Regnier, “The Dreamlife of Angles”
Dinara Drukarova, “Of Freaks and Men” (Russia)
Annet Malherbe, “Kleine Teun” (“Little Tony”) (Netherlands)

BEST SCREENWRITER

Jean-Pierre Bacri & Agnes Jaoui, “On Connait la Chanson”
(“Same Old Song”) (France)
Peter Howitt, “Sliding Doors” (U.K.)
Lars von Trier, “The Idiots,” (Denmark)
Alex van Warmerdam, “Kleine Teun”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

Adrian Biddle , “The Butcher Boy”
Joseph Vilsmaier, “Comedian Harmonists” (Germany)
Dany Elsen, “The Red Dwarf” (Belgium)
Thierry Arbogast, “Black Cat, White Cat” (France/Germany)

ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA

Antonio Banderas, “The Mask of Zorro” (Spain)
Pierce Brosnan, “Tomorrow Never Dies” (Ireland)
Gerard Depardieu, “The Man With the Iron Mask” (France)
Stellan Skarsgard, “Amistad,” “Good Will Hunting” (Sweden)
Emma Thompson, “Primary Colors” (U.K.)
Kate Winslet, “Titanic” (U.K.)

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

“The Big Lebowski,” Joel Coen (U.S.)
“Boogie Nights,” Paul Thomas Anderson (U.S.)
“The Castle,” Rob Sitch (Australia)
“Deconstructing Harry,” Woody Allen (U.S.)
“Saving Private Ryan,” Steven Spielberg (U.S.)
“The Truman Show,” Peter Weir (U.S.)

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