A who's who of this year's Oscar-contending foreign film crop will duke it out for best film honors along with Lars von Trier's latest at this year's European Film Awards.

"Force Majeure" from Sweden, "Ida" from Poland, "Leviathan" from Russia and "Winter Sleep" from Turker were nominated in the top category with Lars von Trier's two-part "Nymphomaniac," with "Ida" leading the way overall with five nominations.

Steven Knight's "Locke" showed up in the director and screenwriter fields, while that film's star, Tom Hardy, was nominated in the best actor category along with awards hopefuls like Brendan Gleeson ("Calvary") and Timothy Spall (shockingly, "Mr. Turner's" only nomination). Marion Cotillard ("Two Days, One Night"), Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Nymphomaniac") and Agata Kulesza ("Ida") were among the best actress nominees.

Also announced were the craft prizes, included hardware for "Ida" (cinematographer), "Under the Skin" (composer) and "The Dark Valley" (costume and production designers). Last year's Best Picture Oscar victor for "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen, was announced as the year's European Achievement in World Cinema recipient, while documentarian Agnes Varda will get a lifetime achievement honor.

Check out the full list of nominees and announced winners below.

The 27th European Film Awards will be held on Dec. 13 in Riga, Latvia.


European Film
"Force Majeure"
"Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II"
"Winter Sleep"

European Comedy
"Carmina & Amen"
"Le Week-End"
"The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer"

European Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Winter Sleep")
Steven Knight ("Locke")
Ruben Ostlund ("Force Majeure")
Pawel Pawlikowski ("Ida")
Paulo Virizi ("Human Capital")
Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Leviathan")

European Actor
Brendan Gleeson ("Calvary")
Tom Hardy ("Locke")
Alexey Serebryakov ("Leviathan")
Stellan Skarsgård ("Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II")
Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner")

European Actress
Marian Alvarez ("Wounded")
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ("Human Capital")
Marion Cotillard ("Two Days, One Night"
Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II")
Agata Kulesza ("Ida")
Agata Trzebuchowska ("Ida")

European Screenwriter
Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Winter Sleep")
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne ("Two Days, One Night")
Steven Knight ("Locke")
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Leviathan")
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz ("Ida")

European Documentaries
"Just the Right Amount of Violence"
"Master of the Universe"
"Of Men and War"
"Sacro Gra"
"Waiting for August"
"We Come as Friends"

European Discoveries
"10,000 KM"
"Party Girl"
"The Tribe"

European Animated Film
"The Art of Happiness"
"Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart"
"Minuscule — Valley of the Lost Ants"

European Cinematographer (Prix Carlo Di Palma)
Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal ("Ida")

European Editor
Justine Wright ("Locke")

European Production Designer
Claus-Rudolf Amler ("The Dark Valley")

European Costume Designer
Natascha Curtius-Noss ("The Dark Valley")

European Composer
Mica Levi ("Under the Skin")

European Sound Designer
Joakim Sundstrom ("Starred Up")

Lifetime Achievement Award
Agnes Varda

European Achievement in World Cinema
Steve McQueen

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.