Source: Toronto International Film Festival

‘Pain and Glory’

The Nominations for the 2019 European Film Academy Awards were revealed this afternoon at the Seville European Film Festival, with Pedro Almodovar’s Pain And Glory, Roman Polanski’s An Officer And A Spy and Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor leading the way with four nominations each. 

The trio are all up for best European film alongside Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, just behind with three nominations including best actress for Olivia Colman, and Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables, with two nominations.

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire missed out in the best film category, but did earn best director and screenwriter nods for Céline Sciamma, and a joint best actress nomination for the film’s stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.

More than 3,600 EFA members will now vote for the winners, with the awards ceremony taking place in Berlin on December 7.

The nominees are:

European Film

  • An Officer And A Spy (France, Italy), Dir. Roman Polanski
  • Les Misérables (France), Dir. Ladj Ly
  • Pain And Glory (Spain), Dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • System Crasher (Germany), Dir. Nora Fingscheidt
  • The Favourite (Uk, Ireland), Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
  • The Traitor (Italy), Dir. Marco Bellocchio

European Documentary

  • For Sama (UK, USA), Dirs. Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia), Dir. Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska
  • Putin’s Witnesses (Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic), Dir. Vitaly Mansky
  • Selfie (France, Italy), Dir. Agostino Ferrente
  • The Disappearance Of My Mother (Italy, USA), Dir. Beniamino Barrese

European Director

  • Pedro Almodóvar for Pain And Glory
  • Marco Bellocchio for The Traitor
  • Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
  • Roman Polanski for An Officer And A Spy
  • Céline Sciamma for Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

European Actress

  • Olivia Colman in The Favourite
  • Trine Dyrholm in Queen Of Hearts
  • Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel in Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
  • Viktoria Miroshnichenko in Beanpole
  • Helena Zengel in System Crasher

European Actor

  • Antonio Banderas in Pain And Glory
  • Jean Dujardin in An Officer And A Spy
  • Pierfrancesco Favino in The Traitor
  • Levan Gelbakhiani in And Then We Danced
  • Alexander Scheer in Gundermann
  • Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A White, White Day

European Screenwriter 

  • Pedro Almodóvar for Pain And Glory
  • Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo for The Traitor
  • Robert Harris & Roman Polanski for An Officer And A Spy
  • Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti for Les Misérables
  • Céline Sciamma for Portrait Of A Lady On Fire