'Amour' leads the field of 2012 European Film Award nominees
Last year's 'Shame' and 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' also pop up
This could be the start of an awards roll-out for "Amour" that few are expecting (many still refrain from seriously considering it in the Best Picture race at the Oscars). Well, I suppose that streak would more accurately have begun with the Palme d'Or win in Cannes, but nevertheless, with a December release still to come and critics groups sure to spring for it, it's about to come on strong, I'm betting.
Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" and Steve McQueen's "Shame" weren't far behind with five nods and Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" also had a strong presence with four nods. The European Film category was filled out with foreign film hopefuls "Barbara" (two nods), "Caesar Must Die" (which won top honors in Berlin back in February) and "The Intouchables."
Check out the full list of nominees below.
47 films longlisted for 2012 European Film Awards
Entries range from 'Amour' to 'Iron Sky'... but where's 'Holy Motors?'
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"Caesar Must Die"
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Steve McQueen, "Shame"
Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, "Caesar Must Die"
Thomas Vinterberg, "The Hunt"
François Cluzet, Omar Sy, "The Intouchables"
Michael Fassbender, "Shame"
Mads Mikkelsen, "The Hunt"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Jean-Louis Trintignant, "Amour"
Emilie Dequenne, "Our Children"
Nina Hoss, "Barbara"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Margarethe Tiesel, "Paradise: Love"
Kate Winslet, "Carnage"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg, "The Hunt"
Cristian Mungiu, "Beyond the Hills"
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, "The Intouchables"
Roman Polanski, Yasmina Reza, "Carnage"
Sean Bobbit, "Shame"
Bruno Delbonnel, "Faust"
Darius Khondji, "Amour"
Gökhan Tiryaki, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia"
Hoyte van Hoytema, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud, "The Hunt"
Roberto Perpigani, "Caesar Must Die"
Joe Walker, "Shame"
European Production Designer
Maria Djurkovic, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Niels Sejer, "A Royal Affair"
Elena Zhukova, "Faust"
The 25th annual European Film Awards will be held on December 1, 2012. You can watch them live at www.europeanfilmawards.eu.
Check out last year's list of European Film Award nominees here.
2012-2013 OSCAR PREDICTIONS
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup And Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
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