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‘Ida,’ ‘Leviathan’ Top European Film Awards Nominations

Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Timothy Spall, Charlotte Gainsbourg among thesp shortlists

True to their big fest form, Turkey’s “Winter Sleep” and Russia’s “Leviathan,” both of which won at Cannes and are their countries’ foriegn-language Oscar entries, will face off for best picture at the 27th European Film Awards.

But they look to have stiff competition in Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida,” a Toronto prize winner, which scored the most major category nominations — five — including for best picture and two nods for its actresses: Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza who play, respectively, a novitiate Catholic nun and her hard-drinking, worldly relative.

Leviathan,” a Sony Pictures Classics U.S. pickup, nabbed four nominations. Also in the best picture five-pic cut are Swedish Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” and Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume 1 & 2,” with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the running for lead actress.

Nominations were announced Saturday at Spain’s Seville European Film Festival.
The previous two winners of an EFA best picture nod — “The Great Beauty” and “Amour” — have gone on to scoop the foreign-language Oscar. This year, besides “Winter Sleep” and “Leviathan,” “Ida” reps Poland, while “Force Majeure” is Sweden’s submission in the foreign-lingo race.

Director nominations include Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Winter Sleep,” his Cannes Palme d’Or winner; Andrei Zvyagintsev (“Leviathan”); Ostlund; Stephen Knight (“Locke”); Pawlikowski; and Italy’s Paolo Virzi for “Human Capital,” which is that country’s Academy Award entry.

Actress nominations include Marion Cotillard for Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardennes’ “Two Days, One Night,” where she has garnered strong reviews for her performance as a laid-off worker seeking support from colleagues. Belgium’s foreign-language Oscar entry “Two Days, One Night” was somewhat surprisingly was shut out of EFA best pic and director shortlists, though it garnered a screenplay nomination.

Also in contention are Spain’s Marian Alvarez — actress at September’s San Sebastian for her turn as an undiagnosed sufferer of borderline personality disorder in Fernando Franco’s “Wounded” — and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, a bundle of insecurities in “Human Capital.”

Tom Hardy took an actor nom for his virtuoso turn in “Locke,” a one-hander. He will vie with Brendan Gleeson (“Calvary”), Alexei Serebryakov (“Leviathan”), Stellan Skarsgard (“Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut”) and Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”).

Packed with hugely ambitious, but stunningly successful, movies, judged by Variety reviewers’ reactions, the nominations are a testament to the virtues of Europe’s subsidy/TV coin funding model. Nominations in a European comedy category and movies with craft awards run a broader gamut.

“We always have Cannes and Berlin winners, but this year’s nominations reflect a large diversity not only in their backgrounds but how they were made,” said European Film Academy director Marion Doring.

Announced Saturday, craft prizes featured two wins for Sam Riley starrer, “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian Alp Western.
French New Wave director Agnes Varda will receive a European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and Steve McQueen (“Shame,” “12 Years a Slave”), a European Achievement in World Cinema plaudit. The European Film Awards ceremony will be held Dec. 13 in Riga, Latvia.

2014 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS

EUROPEAN FILM 2014

“Force Majeure”: Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway, directed by Ruben Ostlund, produced by Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson & Philippe Bober

“Ida”; Poland/Denmark; directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; produced by Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska, Christian Husum

“Leviathan”; Russia; directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev; produced by Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov

“Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II” Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium; directed by Lars von Trier, produced by Louise Vesth

-“Winter Sleep”; Turkey/France/Germany; directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan; produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2014

“Carmina & Amen”; Spain; directed by Paco Leon, produced by Paco Leon, Ghislain Barrois and Álvaro Augustin

“Le Week-End”; U.K.; directed by Roger Michel; produced by Kevin Loader

“The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer”; Italy; directed by Pierfrancesco Diliberto; produced by Mario Gianani & Lorenzo Mieli

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan,” “Winter Sleep”

Steven Knight, “Locke”

Ruben Ostlund, “Force Majeure”

Paweł Pawlikowski, “Ida”

Paolo Virzì, Human Capital”

Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Leviathan”

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2014

Marian Alvarez, “Wounded”

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, “Human capital”

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut -Volume I & II”

Agata Kulesza, “Ida”

Agata Trzebuchowska, “Ida”

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2014

Brendan Gleeson, “Calvary”

Tom Hardy, “Locke”

Alexey Serebryakov, “Leviathan”

Stellan Skarsgard, “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut -Volume I & II”

Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2014

Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, “Winter Sleep”

Jean-Pierre, Luc Dardenne for Two Days, One Night”

Steven Knight, “Locke”

Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Leviathan”

Pawel Pawikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, “Ida”

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARIES

“Just the Right Amount of Violence”; Denmark; directed by Jon Bang Carlsen; produced by Helle Ulsten & Jon Bang

-“Master of the Universe”; Germany/Austria; directed by Marc Bauder; produced by Marc Bauder & Markus Glaser

“Of Men and War”; France Switzerland; directed and produced by Laurent Becue-Renard

“Sacro Gra”; Italy/France; directed by Gianfranco Rosi; produced by Marco Visalberghi & Carole Solive

“Waiting For August”; Belgium; directed by Teodora Ana Mihai; produced by Hanne Phlypo & Antoine Vermeesch

“We Come As Friends”; Austria; directed and produced by Hubert Sauper

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES 2014

“10,000 KM”; Spain; directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet; produced by Marques-Marcet & Clara Roquet

“71”; UK; directed by Yann Demange; produced by Angus Lamont

“Party Girl”; France; directed by Marie Amachoukeli; produced by Marie Masmonteli & Denis Carot

“The Tribe”; Ukraine; directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; produced by Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska

“Wounded”; Spain; directed by Fernando Franco; produced by Koldo Zuaza

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart”; France, Belgium; directed by Mathias Malzieu, Stephane Berla

“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”; France, Belgium; directed by Thomas Szabo, Helene Giraud

“The Art of Happiness”; Italy; directed by Alessandro Rak

AWARDS

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER – Prix CARLO DI PALMA 2014

Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski, “Ida”

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2014

Justine Wright for “Locke”

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2014

Claus-Rudolf Amler, “The Dark Valley”

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER 2014

Natascha Curtius-Noss, “The Dark Valley”

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2014

Mica Levi, “Under the Skin”

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2014

Joakim Sundstrom, “Starred Up”

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Agnes Varda

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA

Steve McQueen

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