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War-drama ‘Anthropoid’ starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan earns 12 Czech Lion Awards Nominations
20 Jan 2017 : Katie McNeice
Both actors are honoured in the nominations, with Murphy up for Best Actor for his performance as Josef Gabcik, and Dornan who plays Jan Kubis for Best Supporting Actor. The winners will be announced at the 24th Czech Lion Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 4th.

Director Sean Ellis who is also the Cinematographer, co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Frewin (Color Me Kubrick) and co-produced with Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimonof LD Entertainment.

He is potentially in line for four awards with nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Photography, in addition to those for editing, sound, music, art direction, costumes and make-up.

‘Anthropoid’ is based on a real-life 1941 mission Operation Anthropoid, in which Czech agents are assigned to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, a renowned figure in the Nazi hierarchy. The senior commander was known for both the Final Solution and the Nazi presence in Czechoslovakia.

All Nominations

  • Best Film: Sean Ellis, Mickey Liddell & Pete Shilaimon
  • Best Director: Sean Ellis
  • Best Screenplay: Sean Ellis & Anthony Frewin
  • Best Actor: Cillian Murphy
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jamie Dornan
  • Best Photography: Sean Ellis
  • Best Editing: Richard Mettler
  • Best Sound: Yves Marie Omnes
  • Best Music: Robin Foster
  • Best Art Direction: Morgan Kennedy
  • Best Costumes: Josef Čechota
  • Best Make-Up: Gabriela Poláková & Linda Eisenhamerová

‘Anthropoid’ released to Irish cinemas in September of 2016 and is currently available on demand from Volta.




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