FlorianHenckel von Donnersmarck's Stasi thriller The Lives Of Others (Das Leben Der Anderen) and Pedro Almodovar's Volver werethe big winners at this year's European Film Awards.

TheGerman entry for the Oscar and Golden Globes, won best European Film, bestactor for Ulrich Muehe and best screenplay for the director at the awardsceremony in Warsaw on Saturday night.

Almodovarpicked up best director for Volver while Penelope Cruz was named best actress.

Thefilm, which has won prizes at Cannes, Toronto, New York and AFI Fest, also wonawards for composer Alberto Iglesias , cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine andwas named the 'People's Choice' for best European film.

Jeremy Thomas picked up the ScreenInternational award for his contribution to world cinema, while Roman Polanskiwas honoured with the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.


BestEuropean Film
TheLives Of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

BestEuropean Director
PedroAlmodovar (Volver)

BestEuropean Actress
PenelopeCruz (Volver)

BestEuropean Actor<
UlrichMuehe (The Lives Of Others)

BestEuropean Cinematographer
BarryAckroyd (The Wind That Shakes The Barley)
JoseLuis Alcaine (Volver)

BestEuropean Screenwriter
FlorianHenckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives Of Others)

BestEuropean Composer
AlbertoIglesias (Volver)

13Tzameti (Gela Babluani)

EuropeanFilm Academy Award For Artistic Contribution
PierrePell and Stephane Rozenbaum for production design (The Science Of Sleep)

EuropeanFilm Academy Short Film - Prix UIP
BeforeDawn (BalintKenyeres, Hungary)

EuropeanFilm Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

ScreenInternational Prize For World Cinema Achievement

EuropeanFilm Academy Critics Award - Prix Fipresci
LesAmants Reguliers (Philippe Garrel, France)

EuropeanFilm Academy Documentary
IntoGreat Silence (Philip Groning, Germany/Switzerland)

ThePeople's Choice best European film