Tom Tykwer’s love triangle with a difference Three (Drei) has picked up six nominations for this year’s German Film Awards which will be presented at a gala ceremony in Berlin’s Friedrichstadtpalast on Friday, April 8.

The X-Filme Creative Pool production received nods in the categories for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actor, Best Editing, Best Film Score and Best Sound Design.

Five nominations apiece were also collected by Ralf Huettner’s feel-good comedy Vincent Wants To Sea (Vincent Will Meer) (Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress) and by Chris Kraus’ drama set on the eve of the First World War, The Poll Diaries (Poll) (Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup).

Moreover, four nominations were bagged both by Philipp Stölzl’s Goethe! (Best Film, Best Lead Actor, Best Production Design and Best Makeup) and Florian Cossen’s The Day I Was Not Born (Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Film Score).

At the same time, three films shown in the Competition section at last month’s Berlinale received nominations from the voting members of the German Film Academy: Yasemin Samdereli’s feature debut Almanya – Willkommen in Deutschland was nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay and Andres Veiel’s first fiction film If Not Us Who (Wer Wenn Nicht Wir) in four categories – Best Film, Best Lead Actress, Best Editing and Best Production Design -, while Wim Wenders’ 3D dance documentary Pina earnt nominations for Best Documentary and Best Direction.

Sebastian Grobler’s feature debut Der Granz Grosse Traum, starring Daniel Brühl, was the sixth film nominated in the Best Feature Film category, while Pina is joined in the Best Documentary lineup by Claus Wischmann and  Martin Baer’s Kinshasa Symphony, and the Best Children’s Film Lola will be fought out between Arne Birkenstock’s Chandani Und Ihr Elefant and Holger Tappe and Reinhard Klooss’ S3D animation film Animals United (Konferenz Der Tiere).

The nominations in the categories for Best Feature Film, Best Children’s Film and Best Documentary attracted Euros 1.95m in nomination premiums paid out by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) to be invested by the producers in future projects.

The full list of nominees in 16 categories can be found at the German Film Academy’s website