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The European Film Academy announced their nominations for the annual European Film Awards and leading Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos film ‘The Favourite’ has picked up an impressive four nominations, including ‘European Director of the Year.’

“The Favourite” received 10 Oscar nominations this year, with star Olivia Colman, who plays a gout-stricken Queen Anne, picking up the Best Actress Academy Award.

Based on the true story of Queen Anne, played by Colman, and the dysfunctional court set up by the last member of the Stewart dynasty, the film touches on universal themes, such as love, competition, and power.

“I was interested mainly in the three central characters, their power, their fragile relations and how the behaviour of so few people could turn the tide of war and the fate of a country. For me, it is also a love story with comic, dramatic and dark moments,” Lanthimos said.

Here is a complete list of nominations for this year’s awards

European Film
“The Favourite”
“Les Miserables”
“An Officer and a Spy”
“Pain and Glory”
“System Crasher”
“The Traitor”

European Comedy
“Ditte & Louise”
“The Favourite”
“Tel Aviv on Fire”

European Discovery
“Aniara”
“Atlantics”
“Blind Spot”
“Irina”
“Les Miserables”
“Ray & Liz”

European Documentary
“For Sama”
“Honeyland”
“Putin’s Witnesses”
“Selfie”
“The Disappearance of My Mother”

European Animated Feature Film
“Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
“I Lost My Body”
“Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
“The Swallows of Kabul”

European Director
Pedro Almodovar, “Pain and Glory”
Marco Bellocchio, “The Traitor”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Roman Polanski, “An Officer and a Spy”
Celine Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

European Actress
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Trine Dyrholm, “Queen of Hearts”
Noemie Merlant and Adele Haenel, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Viktoria Miroshnickenko, “Beanpole”
Helene Zengel, “System Crasher”

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”

European Screenwriter
Pedro Almodovar, “Pain and Glory”
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo, “The Traitor”
Robert Harris & Roman Polanski, “An Officer and a Spy”
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti, “Les Miserables”
Celine Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”


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