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Barry Ackroyd Wins EFA Honour
05 Dec 2006 :
Ackroyd has won the Best European Cinematographer Award for his work on ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ at the European Film Awards in Poland.

Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd has won the Best European Cinematographer Award for his work on ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ at the European Film Awards in Poland.

Held in Poland’s capital Warsaw, the gala ceremony took place on December 2nd 2006. The British cinematographer shared the accolade with ‘Volver’ cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine.

Irish civil war drama ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ was nominated in five categories but was beaten by strong competition from Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's thriller ‘The Lives Of Others’(Das Leben Der Anderen) and Pedro Almodovar's ‘Volver’ which shared the top awards.

German entry for the Oscar and Golden Globes, ‘The Lives Of Others’, won the Best European Film title along with Best Actor (Ulrich Muehe) and Best Screenplay. Pedro Almodovar picked up the Best Director gong for ‘Volver’ while the film’s lead Penelope Cruz was named Best Actress.


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

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