FlorianHenckel von Donnersmarck's Stasi thriller The Lives Of Others (DasLeben Der Anderen) and Pedro Almodovar's Volver were the big winners atthis year's European Film Awards.

The German entry for theOscar and Golden Globes, won best European Film, best actor for UlrichMuehe and best screenplay for the director at the awards ceremony inWarsaw on Saturday night.

Almodovar picked 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 won awards for composer Alberto Iglesias, cinematographer JoseLuis Alcaine and was named the 'People's Choice' for best Europeanfilm.

Jeremy Thomas picked up the Screen International awardfor his contribution to world cinema, while Roman Polanski was honouredwith the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Best European Film
The Lives Of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

Best European Director
Pedro Almodovar (Volver)

Best European Actress
Penelope Cruz (Volver)

Best European Actor
Ulrich Muehe (The Lives Of Others)

Best European Cinematographer
Barry Ackroyd (The Wind That Shakes The Barley)
Jose Luis Alcaine (Volver)

Best European Screenwriter
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives Of Others)

Best European Composer
Alberto Iglesias (Volver)

European Discovery
13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani)

European Film Academy Award For Artistic Contribution
Pierre Pell and Stephane Rozenbaum for production design (The Science Of Sleep)

European Film Academy Short Film - Prix UIP
Before Dawn (Balint Kenyeres, Hungary)

European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Roman Polanski

Screen International prize for World Cinema achievement
Jeremy Thomas

European Film Academy Critics Award - Prix Fipresci
Les Amants Reguliers (Philippe Garrel, France)

European Film Academy Documentary
Into Great Silence (Philip Groning, Germany/Switzerland)

The People's Choice best European film