European Film Awards Nominees 2020


Another Round
Henrik Ohsten

‘Another Round’

‘The Painted Bird,’ ‘Undine,’ and ‘Martin Eden’ are also in the running for best film at the 2020 European Film Awards, which will be held online this year, due to COVID-19.


Thomas Vinterberg’s Danish crowd-pleaser Another Round, Burhan Qurbani’s German epic Berlin Alexanderplatz and Jan Komasa’s Oscar-nominated Polish drama Corpus Christi are among the nominees for best European film at the 2020 European Film Awards.

Pietro Marcello’s Italian period drama Martin Eden, the shocking Holocaust tale The Painted Bird from Czech filmmaker Václav Marhoul, and Undine, a modern-day romantic fable from veteran German director Christian Petzold, are also in the running for best European film this year.

Another Round picked up nominations for Vinterberg for best European director and best European screenwriter (together with co-writer Tobias Lindholm) as well as a best European actor nod for Mads Mikkelsen, who stars in the film as a 40-something teacher who takes part in an experiment requiring him to be drunk all the time.

Corpus Christi

Komasa’s Corpus Christi, the tale of an ex-con who tricks his way into becoming accepted as a priest in a small town desperately needing spiritual healing, also secured nominations for best European director, best European actor (for star Bartosz Bielenia), and Best European Screenwriter (for Mateusz Pacewiczriter).

In the European director category, Komasa will go up against Polish compatriot Agnieszka Holland, nominated for Charlatan, as well as Vinterberg, Marcello, Norwegian director Maria Sodahl (nominated for Hope), and French director François Ozon, who picked up a nom for his latest, Summer of 85.

Luca Marinelli received a best European actor nomination for playing the eponymous Martin Eden in Marcello’s drama, based on the Jack London novel. Elio Germano, who won Berlin’s best actor Silver Bear for his performance as self-taught Italian artist Antonio Ligabue in Giorgio Diritti’s Hidden Away, is up for the same prize at the European Film Awards, as is Goran Bogdan for his role in  Srdan Golubovic’s Father, and Viggo Mortensen for Falling, which also marked his debut as a director.

European actress 2020 nominees including Paula Beer for Undine, Andrea Baein Hovig for Hope, Nina Hoss for My Little Sister, from Swiss directors Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, Marta Nieto for her role in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Mother, Natasha Berezhnaya for the experimental Russian feature Dau. Natasha, and Norwegian actress Ane Dahl Torp for her performance as a recent divorcee awaiting a custody ruling in Amanda Kernell’s Charter.

This year’s European Film Awards will be an online-only affair, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The European FIlm Academy will instead hold a week of online events, leading up to a live-streamed awards ceremony on Friday, December 12.