‘Triangle of Unhappiness,’ ‘Shut,’ ‘Holy Spider’ Lead Nominations – The Hollywood Reporter






Lukas Dhont’s Belgian coming-of-age drama Shut, Ali Abbasi’s Persian-language crime thriller Holy Spider and Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s satirical black comedy Triangle of Unhappiness, which received the Palme d’Or at Cannes, are topping the nominations for the 2022 European Movie Awards (EFAs), unveiled Tuesday.

Every of the acclaimed titles, which additionally occur to be Oscar contenders for the 2023 Academy Awards in the most effective worldwide function class, obtained EFA nominations for greatest European movie, greatest director, greatest screenwriter and an appearing class apiece. 

Additionally within the operating for the EFA for greatest European movie are Alcarràs from Spain’s Carla Simón and Austrian director Marie Kreutzer’s interval drama Corsage

The European honors are sometimes seen as a bellwether for the Oscars. Though final 12 months’s EFA’s weren’t a very sturdy Oscars predictor, Joachim Trier’s The Worst Particular person within the World was nominated for greatest European screenwriter on its option to incomes an Oscar nom in the identical class, in addition to a nod for greatest worldwide movie. Multi-EFA nominee Hand of God, from Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino, additionally nabbed an Oscar nomination.

French filmmaker Alice Diop joins the frontrunners this 12 months in the most effective director class together with her acclaimed fictional filmmaking debut, Saint Omer, as does Poland’s Jerzy Skolimowski along with his big-screen love letter to the standard donkey, EO, and Kreutzer with Corsage

Kenneth Branagh additionally broke by way of in the most effective screenplay class for his 2021 interval drama Belfast, as did Simón and her co-writer Arnau Vilaró with their work on Alcarràs.

Penelope Cruz earned a greatest European actress nomination for her efficiency in Parallel Moms, which additionally introduced her an Oscar nomination earlier this 12 months. The Spanish star is nominated alongside Luxembourgish actress Vicky Krieps from Corsage, Holy Spider‘s Zar Amir Ebrahimi, French display siren Léa Seydoux for  Mia Hansen-Løve’s drama One Superb Morning and Meltem Kaptan in Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush, based mostly on the real-life Guantanamo Bay case. 

Triangle of Unhappiness‘s Croatian-Danish supporting star Zlatko Burić, unforgettable as a bellicose Russian oligarch, is joined in the most effective European actor class by Irish rising star Paul Mescal from Aftersun, Eden Dambrine in Shut, Danish-American Elliott Crosset Hove of Godland and Italy’s Pierfrancesco Favino for his flip in Mario Martone’s Nostalgia

This 12 months’s European Movie Awards ceremony will happen on Dec. 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Discover the complete checklist of nominees beneath.

European Movie
ALCARRÀS directed by Carla Simón, produced by María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono
Folguera & Giovanni Pompili (Spain/ Italy)
CLOSE directed by Lukas Dhont, produced by Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens, Michel Saint-Jean,
Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel & Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Belgium/
France/ Netherlands)
CORSAGE directed by Marie Kreutzer, produced by Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz,
Bernard Michaux, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade & Jean-Christophe Reymond
(Austria/ Luxembourg/ Germany/ France)
HOLY SPIDER directed by Ali Abbasi, produced by Sol Bondy & Jacob Jarek (Denmark/
Germany/ Sweden/ France)
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben Östlund, produced by Erik Hemmendorff &
Philippe Bober (Sweden/ Germany/ France/ United Kingdom)

European Documentary
A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/ Sweden/
Finland/ Ukraine)
GIRL GANG directed by Susanne Regina Meures (Switzerland)
MARIUPOLIS 2 directed by Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania/ France/ Germany)
THE BALCONY MOVIE (FILM BALKONOWY) directed by Paweł Łoziński (Poland)
THE MARCH ON ROME (MARCIA SU ROMA) directed by Mark Cousins (Italy)

European Director
• Lukas Dhont for CLOSE
• Marie Kreutzer for CORSAGE
• Jerzy Skolimowski for EO
• Ali Abbasi for HOLY SPIDER
• Alice Diop for SAINT OMER
• Ruben Östlund for TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

European Actress
• Vicky Krieps in CORSAGE
• Zar Amir Ebrahimi in HOLY SPIDER
• Léa Seydoux in ONE FINE MORNING
• Penélope Cruz in PARALLEL MOTHERS

European Actor
• Paul Mescal in AFTERSUN
• Eden Dambrine in CLOSE
• Elliott Crosset Hove in GODLAND
• Pierfrancesco Favino in NOSTALGIA

European Screenwriter
• Carla Simón & Arnau Vilaró for ALCARRÀS
• Kenneth Branagh for BELFAST
• Lukas Dhont & Angelo Tijssens for CLOSE
• Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami for HOLY SPIDER
• Ruben Östlund for TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI
107 MOTHERS (CENZORKA) directed by Peter Kerekes (Slovakia/ Czech Republic/ Ukraine)
LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA (DALVA) directed by Emmanuelle Nicot (Belgium/ France)
OTHER PEOPLE (INNI LUDZIE) directed by Aleksandra Terpińska (Poland/ France)
PAMFIR directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine/ France/ Poland/ Germany/ Chile)
SMALL BODY (PICCOLO CORPO) directed by Laura Samani (Italy/ Slovenia/ France)
SONNE directed by Kurdwin Ayub produced by Ulrich Seidl (Austria)

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