Caroline Link's Nowhere In Africa (Nirgendwo In Afrika), swept the board at the German Film Awards this weekend, winning in all of its nominated categories, including Lolas for best film and director.
Nowhere In Africa, the most successful German film so far this year with over 1.1m admissions, recently secured US theatrical distribution through Zeitgeist Films.
Nowhere's producer MTM Medien & Television Muenchen also hit the Lola jackpot with a Golden Lola for editor Hana Muellner for her work on Dominik Graf's Der Felsen (A Map Of The Heart).
The other big winner was comedian Michael "Bully" Herbig who picked up the two Audience Awards for German Film of the Year and Actor of the Year for Manitou's Shoe (Der Schuh Des Manitu) as well as the specially-created Golden Lola "for outstanding single achievements in script, production, direction and as an actor in a double role".
The 52nd German Film Awards
Nowhere In Africa
Grill Point (Halbe Treppe) and Heaven
Black Box Germany (Black Box BRD)
Children's & Young People's Film:
The Slurb (Das Sams)
Individual Achievement Awards
Martina Gedeck (Mostly Martha)
Daniel Bruehl (No Regrets, White Noise, Vaya Con Dios)
Eva Mattes (The Slurb)
Matthias Habich (Nowhere In Africa)
Caroline Link (Nowhere In Africa)
Hana Muellner (A Map Of The Heart)
Gernot Roll (Nowhere In Africa)
Niki Reiser (Nowhere In Africa)
Michael "Bully" Herbig (Manitou's Shoe)
Honorary Award for outstanding services to German cinema:
Best Foreign Film
The Piano Player (Dir: Michael Haneke)
German Film of the Year: Manitou's Shoe
Actor of the Year: Michael "Bully" Herbig