Thomas Imbach's Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Stefan Haupt's Utopia Blues and Lutz Konermann's Lieber Brad have each received two nominations for the 2002 Swiss Film Awards which will be presented during the Solothurn Film Days on January 16, 2002.

Imbach and Haupt's films have been nominated in the Best Feature Film category along with Jean-Luc Godard's Eloge De L'Amour, Christoph Schaub's Stille Liebe and Nino Jacusso's Escape To Paradise.

Linda Olsansky has been nominated as Best Actress for her performance as Petra Kelly in Happiness Is A Warm Gun and Michael Finger as Best Actor in Utopia Blues, while Lieber Brad has attached best acting nods for Andrea Guyler, Carol Schuler and Matthias Gnaedinger.

The full line-up of nominations :

Best Feature Film:
Eloge De L'amour (Jean-Luc Godard)
Escape To Paradise (Nino Jacusso)
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Thomas Imbach)
Stille Liebe (Christopher Schaub)
Utopia Blues (Stefan Haupt)

Best Actor:
Michael Finger (Utopia Blues)
Julian George (Potlatch)
Matthias Gnaedinger (Lieber Brad)

Best Actress:
Sibylle Canonica (Mostly Martha)
Linda Olsansky (Happiness Is A Warm Gun)
Andrea Guyer and Carol Schuler (Lieber Brad)

Best Short:
Die Wurstverkaeuferin (Oliver Paulus / Stefan Hillebrand)
Einspruch II (Rolando Colla)
La Jeune Fille Et Les Nuages (Georges Schwitzgebel)
Reise Ohne Rueckkehr (Esen Isik)
Tous A Table (Ursula Meier)

Best Documentary:
117 Police Secours (Raphael Sibilla)
Bashkim (Vadim Jendreyko)
Venus Bosz (Gabriel Baur)
War Photographer (Christian Frei)
Yogodivas (Andrea Staka)