European Film Awards : ‘Cold War’s Joanna Kulig Best Actress, Pawlikowski Best Director; ‘Death Of Stalin’ Wins Comedy – Live

European Film Awards : ‘Cold War’s Joanna Kulig Best Actress, Pawlikowski Best Director; ‘Death Of Stalin’ Wins Comedy – Live

Refresh for latest…: The 31st European Film Awards are taking place in Seville, Spain tonight. A Best Picture winner for Ida in 2014, Pawel Pawlikowski has Cold War in contention this evening, with the overall lead on nominations. The romance drama won the Best Director prize in Cannes, but was shockingly shut out from the recent Golden Globes roster for Best Foreign Language Film. Cold War, Poland’s Oscar hopeful this year, previously won the EFA for European Editor (Jarosław Kamiński) and is also mentioned in the Film, Screenwriting, Actress and Actor categories tonight.

European Film Academy

Joining Cold War in the main race are a series of Oscar entries for the Best Foreign Language Film statue. They include Sweden’s wild Border from Ali Abbasi, Italy’s Dogman from Matteo Garrone and Belgium’s Girl by Lukas Dhont. Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes Screenplay winner, Happy As Lazzaro, is not an Oscar entry from Italy, but is also up for an EFA in the top category as well as for directing and screenwriting.

The European Film Academy has been somewhat predictive of the Foreign Language Oscar in recent years — when it comes to movies from the Continent (Ida, The Great Beauty, Amour). Last year’s winner was Ruben Ostlund’s The Square which went on to an Oscar nomination, but did not take the ultimate prize — Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, from Chile, did.

We’ll update the winners below as they happen tonight:

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
Call Me By Your Name, dir: Luca Guadagnino

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
The Years, dir: Sara Fgaier

EUROPEAN COMEDY
The Death Of Stalin, dir: Armando Iannucci

EUROPEAN ACTRESS
Joanna Kulig, Cold War

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2018
Another Day Of Life, dirs: Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – PRIX FIPRESCI
Girl, dir: Lukas Dhont

EUROPEAN ACTOR
Marcello Fonte, Dogman

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – PRIX EURIMAGES
Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas

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