A who's who of this year's Oscar-contending foreign film crop will duke it out for best film honors along with Lars von Trier's latest at this year's European Film Awards.
“Force Majeure” from Sweden, “Ida” from Poland, “Leviathan” from Russia and “Winter Sleep” from Turker were nominated in the top category with Lars von Trier's two-part “Nymphomaniac,” with “Ida” leading the way overall with five nominations.
Steven Knight's “Locke” showed up in the director and screenwriter fields, while that film's star, Tom Hardy, was nominated in the best actor category along with awards hopefuls like Brendan Gleeson (“Calvary”) and Timothy Spall (shockingly, “Mr. Turner's” only nomination). Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Nymphomaniac”) and Agata Kulesza (“Ida”) were among the best actress nominees.
Also announced were the craft prizes, included hardware for “Ida” (cinematographer), “Under the Skin” (composer) and “The Dark Valley” (costume and production designers). Last year's Best Picture Oscar victor for “12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen, was announced as the year's European Achievement in World Cinema recipient, while documentarian Agnes Varda will get a lifetime achievement honor.
Check out the full list of nominees and announced winners below.
The 27th European Film Awards will be held on Dec. 13 in Riga, Latvia.
“Nymphomaniac Director's Cut – Volume I & II”
“Carmina & Amen”
“The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer”
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (“Winter Sleep”)
Steven Knight (“Locke”)
Ruben Ostlund (“Force Majeure”)
Pawel Pawlikowski (“Ida”)
Paulo Virizi (“Human Capital”)
Andrey Zvyagintsev (“Leviathan”)