Precursor: 32nd European Film Awards Nominations (2019)

One of the foremost awards in Europe, the European Film Awards are not a precursor we’ve covered previously as their influence was minimal. However, in order to expand to cover more types of industry awards, we’re presenting a wider variety of group nominations. The European Film Awards have different eligibility requirements, which explains why 2018 Oscar winner The Favourite is on the list while 2019 Oscar contenders Pain and Glory and Les Misérables are included here as well as films that may not even be Oscar eligible until 2020. While the website breaks out screenwriter by individual, we’ve combined them into a single film nomination here. That allows for five films, two we’ve already mentioned (Favourite and Pain and Glory), to lead the race with four nominations a piece. The other three films are An Officer and a Spy, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and The Traitor.

Nominations Tallies

(4) The Favourite, An Officer and a Spy, Pain and Glory, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Traitor
(3) Les Misérables

The Nominations

Best European Film

The Favourite
Les Misérables
An Officer and a Spy
Pain and Glory
System Crasher
The Traitor

Best European Comedy

Ditte & Louise
The Favourite
Tel Aviv on Fire

Best European Discovery

Blind Spot
Les Misérables
Ray & Liz

Best European Documentary

The Disappearance of My Mother
For Sama
Putin’s Witnesses

Best European Animated Feature Film

Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
I Lost My Body
Marona’s Fantastic Tale
The Swallows of Kabul

Best European Short Film

The Christmas Gift
Dogs Barking at Birds
The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady
Watermelon Juice

Best European Director

The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
An Officer and a Spy – Roman Polanski
Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodovar
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma
The Traitor – Marco Bellocchio

Best European Actress

Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Trine Dyrholm – Queen of Hearts
Adèle Haenel – Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Noémie Merlant – Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Viktoria Miroshnichenko – Beanpole
Helena Zengel – System Crasher

Best European Actor

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Jean Dujardin – An Officer and a Spy
Pierfrancesco Favino – The Traitor
Levan Gelbakhiani – And Then We Danced
Alexander Scheer – Gundermann
Ingvar E. Sigurdsson – A White, White Day

Best European Screenwriter

Les Misérables
An Officer and a Spy
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Traitor

European Film Awards Data

First Awards: 1988 (32)

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