Favourite, The: Lanthamos Oscar Winning Film Wins Big At European Film Awards

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite scooped the 32nd European Film Awards, winning best film, best comedy and best actress for Olivia Colman who had previously won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the film.

“The Favourite” was leading the nominations along with Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor” and Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and A Spy.”

“Pain and Glory” won best actor for Antonio Banderas, who previously won best actor at Cannes. Ladj Ly’s police brutality drama “Les Miserables,” which won the jury prize at Cannes and is representing France at the Oscars, won the European Discovery award.

Meanwhile, Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” won the European Screenwriter prize. Sciamma, who had won the screenwriting award at Cannes, said she hopes that young screenwriters will get empowered by this recognition, to push for new ideas.”

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