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‘Hunger’ Nominated for Three EFAs
11 Nov 2008 :
Michael Fassbender
The Northern Irish feature film ‘Hunger’ has received three nominations for the 21st European Film Awards while the shorts ‘Frankie’ and ‘Joy’ have all been nominated for the European Film Academy Short Film award.

‘Hunger’ nominations include nods for Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Actor for Michael Fassbender (300) and the film is nominated for the European Discovery Award.

Two Irish have won a Prix UIP and are thus nominated for the European Film Academy Short Film 2008. These include; ‘Joy’ (Prix UIP Rotterdam) by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy ‘Frankie’ (Prix UIP Berlin) by Darren Thornton.

The nominations were announced at the Seville European Film Festival by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions. The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 6 December in Copenhagen.

The European Film Award Nominations are as follows:

EUROPEAN FILM 2008

IL DIVO, Italy
ENTRE LES MURS (The Class), France
GOMORRA (Gomorrah), Italy
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, UK
EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage), Spain
WALTZ WITH BASHIR, Israel/France/Germany

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2008
Laurent Cantet for ENTRE LES MURS (The Class)
Andreas Dresen for WOLKE 9 (Cloud 9)
Ari Folman for WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Matteo Garrone for GOMORRA (Gomorrah)
Steve McQueen for HUNGER
Paolo Sorrentino for IL DIVO

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2008
Michael Fassbender in HUNGER
Thure Lindhardt & Mads Mikkelsen in FLAMMEN & CITRONEN (Flame & Citron)
James McAvoy in ATONEMENT
Toni Servillo in GOMORRA (Gomorrah) and IL DIVO
Jürgen Vogel in DIE WELLE (The Wave)
Elmar Wepper in KIRSCHBLÜTEN – HANAMI (Cherry Blossoms)

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2008
Hiam Abbass in LEMON TREE
Arta Dobroshi in LE SILENCE DE LORNA (Lorna's Silence)
Sally Hawkins in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Belen Rueda in EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage)
Kristin Scott Thomas in IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME (I've Loved You So Long)
Ursula Werner in WOLKE 9 (Cloud 9)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2008
Suha Arraf & Eran Riklis for LEMON TREE
Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo
Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano for GOMORRA (Gomorrah)
Ari Folman for WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Paolo Sorrentino for IL DIVO

CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2008
Luca Bigazzi for IL DIVO
Oscar Faura for EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage)
Marco Onorato for GOMORRA (Gomorrah)
Sergey Trofimov & Rogier Stoffers for MONGOL

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY PRIX D’EXCELLENCE 2008
Marton Agh for production design, DELTA
Magdalena Biedrzycka for costume design, KATYN
Laurence Briaud for editing, UN CONTE DE NOEL
Petter Fladeby for sound design, O’HORTEN

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2008
Tuur Florizoone for AANRIJDING IN MOSCOU (Moscow, Belgium)
Dario Marianelli for ATONEMENT
Max Richter for WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Fernando Velázquez for EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage)



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