The film, which exposes the Neapolitan mafia, also won best director (Matteo), best actor (Tony Servillo), best cinematography (Marco Onorato) and best screenplay. Servillo's award also recognised his performance in Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo.
Gomorrah, winner of the Cannes Grand Prix this year, was written by author Roberto Saviano has been living under police protection following death threats.
Best actress went to Kristin Scott Thomas for I've Loved You So Long... (Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T'Aime).
Special awards were made to Dame Judi Dench and to the Dogme founders Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg.
Steve McQueen's Hunger also added to its impressive list of festival honours, picking up the European Discovery Award.
Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone)
Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah)
Toni Servillo (Gomorrah and Il Divo)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T'Aime)
EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2008
Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah)
CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD
Marco Onorato (Gomorrah)
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY PRIX D'EXCELLENCE
Magdalena Biedrzycka for costume design (Katyn)
EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2008
Max Richter (Waltz With Bashir)
EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2008
Hunger (Steve McQueen)
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS' AWARD - Prix FIPRESCI
Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain)
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY - Pix ARTE
Rene (Helena Trestikova)
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM - Prix UIP
Frankie (Darren Thornton)
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dame Judi Dench
EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (David Yates)