European Film Award Nominations

Lars von Trier's _Melancholia_ leads with eight.
David Hudson

"Lars von Trier's Melancholia led the 24th European Film Award nominations, which were announced this morning," reports indieWIRE's Peter Knegt. "The film took 8 nominations including best film, director, screenplay and a double nominations for best actress with Kirsten Dunst [who, of course, won Best Actress in Cannes] and Charlotte Gainsbourg." Peruse the full list below and note that the list of nominees for European Film 2011 is identical to the one for European Director 2011 — except that Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) has been switched out for Béla Tarr, whose The Turin Horse also scores nominations for cinematographer Fred Kelemen and composer Mihály Vig.

European Film 2011

The Artist, France
Written and Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Produced by Thomas Langmann and Emmanuel Montamat

Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike), Belgium/France/Italy
Written and Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Produced by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd and Andrea Occhipinti

Haeven (In a Better World), Denmark
Directed by Susanne Bier
Written by Anders Thomas Jensen
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen

The King's Speech, UK
Directed by Tom Hooper
Written by David Seidler
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Le Havre, Finland/France/Germany
Written and Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Produced by Aki Kaurismäki and Karl Baumgartner

Melancholia, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany
Written and Directed by Lars von Trier
Produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth

European Director 2011

Susanne Bier for Haeven (In a Better World)
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike)
Aki Kaurismäki for Le Havre
Béla Tarr for A Torinoi Lo (The Turin Horse)
Lars von Trier for Melancholia

European Actress 2011

Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia
Cécile de France in Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike)
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia
Nadezhda Markina in Elena
Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk about Kevin

European Actor 2011

Jean Dujardin in The Artist
Colin Firth in The King's Speech
Mikael Persbrandt in Haeven (In a Better World)
Michel Piccoli in Habemus Papam
André Wilms in Le Havre

European Screenwriter 2011

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike)
Anders Thomas Jensen for Haeven (In a Better World)
Aki Kaurismäki for Le Havre
Lars von Trier for Melancholia

Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award 2011

Manuel Alberto Claro for Melancholia
Fred Kelemen for A Torinoi Lo (The Turin Horse)
Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist
Adam Sikora for Essential Killing

European Editor 2011

Tariq Anwar for The King's Speech
Mathilde Bonnefoy for Drei (Three)
Molly Malene Stensgaard for Melancholia

European Production Designer 2011

Paola Bizzarri for Habemus Papam
Antxón Gómez for La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)
Jette Lehmann for Melancholia

European Composer 2011

Ludovic Bource for The Artist
Alexandre Desplat for The King's Speech
Alberto Iglesias for La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)
Mihály Vig for A Torinoi Lo (The Turin Horse)

The European Film Academy has a sort of microsite, too, with trailers, directors' statements and so on for each of the nominees.

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