Bavaria gives Ustinov lifetime kudos

'Luther' picks up nods for thesp, prod'n design

COLOGNE — British vet thesp Peter Ustinov received a lifetime achievement award on Friday from the German state of Bavaria.

The Bayerischer Filmpreis, marking the year’s first round of awards in Germany, were presented by the state’s prime minister and former chancellor candidate Edmund Stoiber.

Ustinov starred in “Luther,” about the German reformer, which also won production design kudos for Rolf Zehetbauer.

The E200,000 ($250,000) producer’s award went to production unit Claussen + Woebke for “Distant Lights.” Its helmer, Hans-Christian Schmid, together with Michael Gutmann, snatched the award for screenplay.

Director honors went to Soenke Wortmann for soccer drama “Das Wunder von Bern,” the second highest grosser at the B.O. last year, while No. 1 pic “Good Bye, Lenin!” received the audience award.

Christian Ulmen (“Herr Lehmann”) and Johanna Wokalek (“Hierankl”) won the actor and actress nods, respectively.

Camera award went to Margarethe von Trotta’s long-term lenser Franz Rath for “Rosenstrasse.”

Newcomers Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni were honored for their documentary “Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel” (The Tale of the Weeping Camel). Bavaria’s film funding body FFF Bayern had supported eight of the movies considered at the awards with funding totaling $8.7 million.

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