Ida wins big at European Film Awards

Five gongs for Polish drama.

by Jennie Kermode


It was a big night for Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida in Riga tonight, as it won Best Film at the European Film awards and picked up four other awards as well. Pawlikowski, who recently talked to us about making the film, received the Best Director award. With the last two EFA Best Film winners, Amour and The Great Beauty, going on to win Oscars, hopes will now be high for Poland's entry.

Britain did well this year, with Timothy Spall winning Best Actor for Mr. Turner and Steve McQueen picking up an Achievement in World Cinema award.

Those awards in full:

Best European Film

Best European Comedy

  • The Mafia Only Kills In The Summer

Best European Director

  • Paweł Pawlikowski, Ida

Best European Actress

Best European Actor

Best European Screenwriter

  • Pawel Pawikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ida

Best European Documentary

  • Master Of The Universe

Best European Discovery

  • The Tribe

Best European Animated Feature Film

  • The Art Of Happiness

Best European Short Film

  • The Chicken

Best European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma

  • Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

Best European Editor

Best European Production Designer

  • Claus-Rudolf Amler, The Dark Valley

Best European Costume Designer

  • Natascha Curtius-Noss, The Dark Valley

Best European Composer

Best European Sound Designer

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Agnes Varda

Best European Achievement in World Cinema

  • Steve McQueen

People’s Choice Award

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