‘Toni Erdmann’ sweeps European Film Awards, winning 5 awards
The German-Austrian drama “Toni Erdmann,” written and directed by Maren Ade, swept this year’s European Film Awards, winning five awards, including for best film, director and screenwriter. “Toni Erdmann” also won best actress for Sandra Hueller and best actor for Peter Simonischek. The 29th European Film Awards took place Saturday in the Western Polish city of Wroclaw.
The show was peppered with political commentary by presenters, with a focus on the plight of refugees and Russia. Maria Alyokhina from the punk rock group Pussy Riot, whose members have been imprisoned for criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s, appealed for the release of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian director carrying out a 20-year prison term in Russia on terrorism charges seen as politically motivated. — AP
Actors, directors and producers of the film “Toni Erdmann” (from left) Dutch actress Hadewych Minis, producer Michel Merkt, producer Jonas Dornbach, German actress Sandra Hueller, German director Maren Ade, Austrian actor Peter Simonischek, producer Janine Jackowski and German actor Trystan Puetter pose with their trophies they received in the category “European Film 2016” during the 29th European Film Awards at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. — AFP
(From left) Director Claude Barras and producers Pauline Gygax, Kate Merkt and Michel Merkt pose for a photo during the 29th European Film Awards.
Italian director Gianfranco Rosi poses with his trophy he received in the category “European Documentary 2016” for his film “Fire at Sea”.
Danish camerawoman Camilla Hjelm Knudsen poses with her trophy she received in the category “European Cinematographer 2016 - Prix Carlo di Palma”.
Austrian actor Peter Simonischek poses with his trophy he received in the category “European Actor 2016” for his role in the film “Toni Erdmann”.
Irish actor Pierce Brosnan poses with his trophy he received in the category “European Achievement in World Cinema”.
Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska poses with her trophy she received in the category “Audience Award”.
Alice Normington poses with her trophy she received in the category “European Production Designer 2016”.
German actress Sandra Hueller poses with her trophy she received in the category “European Actress 2016” for her role in the film “Toni Erdmann”.
German director Maren Ade poses with her trophy after she was awarded the European Director Award for her film “Toni Erdmann.
Barbara Kreuzer poses with her trophy she received in the category “European Hair & Make-Up Artist”.