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ÖSTERREICHISCHER FILMPREIS 2020 – THE NOMINATIONS

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On Wednesday, the 4th of December 2019, the nominations for the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020, Austria’s most prestigious film award, were announced. The award ceremony will take place on the 30th of January 2020 at the Auditorium in Grafenegg, Lower Austria.

The best of Austrian cinema in 2019

We are almost there now. On Wednesday, the 4th of December 2019, the nominations for the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020 were announced, the award ceremony will take place on the 30th of January 2020 at the Auditorium in Grafenegg, Lower Austria. This prestigious award – the most important in Austria – was actually only established in 2011, two years after the founding of the Akademie des Österreichischen Films – the Austrian Academy, in a nutshell – which, in addition to the international distribution and promotion of Austrian films, awards numerous prizes each year – specifically, sixteen prizes in as many categories – to Austrian feature films made during the previous year. The Akademie’s work involves around five hundred personalities from the film industry, headed by two presidents: actress Ursula Strauss and director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Oscar winner for The Counterfeiters.

And so, once again this year there are numerous titles competing for this important Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020. To be precise, no less than nineteen – including feature and short films – have been selected by the Akademie commission as the best film made in Austria this past year. A selection, this one, that includes titles such as Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe (already presented in competition at Cannes 2019 and, subsequently, within the official selection at the Viennale 2019) or Sudabeh Mortezai’s Joy (which will be presented by Austria at the upcoming Oscar Awards) leading any other work in terms of the number of nominations obtained (specifically, ten for Little Joe and six for Joy).

And yet, of considerable importance – as well as sophisticated quality – within this Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020 are many other selected works, including Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s beautiful documentary Earth (nominated for the Österreichischer Filmpreis for Best Documentary and Best Score) the political/experimental horror film The Children of the Dead (produced by Ulrich Seidl and nominated for the Österreichischer Filmpreis for Best Score) and the drama Nobadi, actor Karl Markovics’ third feature film as a director, which will compete at the prestigious event for the Österreichischer Filmpreis for the Best Editing and Best Sound.

Among the big exclusions for this Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020 there are, by the way, also significant films, such as, for example, the excellent Lillian (directed by Andreas Horvath and presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 within the Directors’ Fortnight) and long-awaited horror film The Lodge, made by the directing duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala and also produced by Ulrich Seidl. Are they going to be nominated directly for the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2021? Of course, it is still too early to know.

In little less than two months, then, we will know the names of the winning films. While wishing the nominees all the best of luck, here are all the nominations by category for this Österreichischer Filmpreis 2020… And may the best win!

BEST FILM

The Ground beneath my Feet by Marie Kreutzer

Joy by Sudabeh Mortezai

Little Joe by Jessica Hausner

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Movements of a nearby Mountain by Sebastian Brameshuber

Earth by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Listen to the Radio by Jakob Brossmann and David Paede

Inland by Ulli Gladik

BEST SHORT FILM

Apfelmus by Alexander Gratzer

Boomerang by Kurdwin Ayub

Freigang by Martin Winter

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Joy Anwulika Alphonsus in Joy

Emily Beecham in Little Joe

Valerie Pachner in The Ground beneath my Feet

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Georg Friedrich in Caviar

Valentin Hagg in How I taught myself to be a Child

Tobias Moretti in Gipsy Queen

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Gerti Drassl in Ein wilder Sommer – Die Wachausaga

Kerry Fox in Little Joe

Pia Hierzegger in The Ground beneath my Feet

Mavie Hörbiger in The Ground beneath my Feet

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Josef Hader in Nevrland

Wolfgang Hübsch in Nevrland

Heinz Trixner in Ein wilder Sommer – Die Wachausaga

BEST DIRECTOR

Jessica Hausner for Little Joe

Marie Kreutzer for The Ground beneath my Feet

Sudabeh Mortezai for Joy

BEST SCREENPLAY

Jessica Hausner, Geraldine Bajard for Little Joe

Sudabeh Mortezai for Joy

Hüseyn Tabak for Gipsy Queen

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Martin Gschlacht for Little Joe

Klemens Hufnagl for Joy

Leena Koppe for The Ground beneath my Feet

Jo Molitoris for Nevrland

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Tanja Hausner for Little Joe

Christine Ludwig for How I taught myself to be a Child

Carola Pizzini for Joy

BEST MAKEUP

Sam Dopona, Michaela Sommer, Jasmin Simak for Caviar

Helene Lang, Roman Braunhofer for How I taught myself to be a Child

Heiko Schmidt for Little Joe

BEST SCORE

Kyrre Kvam for The Ground beneath my Feet

Karwan Marouf for Caviar

Wolfgang Mitterer for The Children of the Dead

Judit Varga for Gipsy Queen

BEST EDITING

Gerd Berner for Nevrland

Peter Brunner for To the Night

Alarich Lenz for Nobadi

Karina Ressler for Little Joe

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Christoph Kanter for Kälte Füβe

Conrad Moritz Reinhardt for Nevrland

Katharina Wöppermann for Little Joe

BEST SOUND

Pavel Cuzuioc, Simon Graf, Lenka Mikulová, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Nora Czamler, Andreas Hamza, Eva Hausberger, Florian Kindlinger, Alexander Koller for Earth

Gregor Kienel, Thomas Pötz, Rudolf Gottsberger for Nevrland

William Edouard Franck, Philipp Mosser, Reinhard Schweiger, Bernhard Maisch for Nobadi

Info: the website of the Österreichische Filmakademie