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Berlin: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Wins Golden Bear, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Takes Jury Prize & Richard Linklater Best Director

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 16, 2014 10:07 AM
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The curtain has been drawn on another year at the Berlin Film Festival, and in 2014, it looks like Hollywood made a bigger impression than usual when it came to the awards. While the big prize went to one of the three Chinese films in competition, elsewhere American indie faves took home some major trophies.

The jury, led by former Focus Features honcho James Schamus, handed the Golden Bear to Diao Yinan's noir "Black Coal, Thin Ice" (review here—the film also took Best Actor prize for Liao Fan), while coming in right behind for the Silver Bear was Wes Anderson's candy box "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (review here). Meanwhile, for Best Director, Richard Linklater was honored for his years-in-the-making, coming of age drama "Boyhood." 

Elsewhere, the well-received "71" (review here) starring Jack O'Connell managed a Special Mention by the Ecumenical Jury (perhaps a disappointment, considering some rumors suggested it was a strong contender for the Golden Bear), while John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" (review here) managed the Panorama prize.

Full list of winners below.

Click here for all of our coverage from the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.

COMPETITION

Golden Bear:
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo)
by Diao Yinan

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Wes Anderson

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize:
Aimer, Boire Et Chanter
by Alain Resnais

Silver Bear for Best Director:
Richard Linklater
Boyhood

Silver Bear for Best Actress:
Haru Kuroki
The Little House

Silver Bear for Best Actor:
Liao Fan
Black Coal, Thin Ice

Silver Bear for Best Script:
Dietrich & Anna Brüggemann
Stations Of The Cross

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution:
Cinematography: Zeng Jian
Blind Massage

Golden Bear Best Short Film:
As Long As Shotguns Remain
by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Silver Bear Jury Prize Short Film:
Laborat
by Guillaume Cailleau

PANORAMA

Best First Feature:
Güeros
by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Audience Award – Fiction:
Difret
Ethiopia
by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

2nd Place:
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks)
Brazil
by Daniel Ribeiro

3rd Place:
Patardzlebi (Brides)
Georgia / France
by Tinatin Kajrishvili

Audience Award – Documentary:
Der Kreis (The Circle)
Switzerland
by Stefan Haupt

2nd Place:
Finding Vivian Maier
USA
by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

3rd Place:
My Mother, A War And Me
Germany
by Tamara Trampe & Johann Feindt

GENERATION KPLUS (Children’s Jury)

Crystal Bear for the Best Film:
Killa
by Avinash Arun, India

Special Mention:
Hitono Nozomino Yorokobiyo
by Masakazu Sugita, Japan

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film:
Sprout
by Ga-eun Yoon, Republic of Korea

Special Mention:
Sepatu Baru
by Aditya Ahmad, Indonesia

GENERATION KPLUS (International Jury)

Grand Prize:
Ciencias Naturales
by Matías Lucchesi, Argentina/France

Special Mention:
Killa
by Avinash Arun, India

Best Short Film:
Moy Lichniy Los’
by Leonid Shmelkov, Russian Federation

Special Mention:
el
by Roland Ferge, Hungary

GENERATION 14PLUS (Youth Jury)

Crystal Bear for the Best Film:
52 Tuesdays
by Sophie Hyde, Australia

Special Mention:
ärtico
by Gabri Velázquez, Spain

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film:
Mike
by Petros Silvestros, Great Britain

Special Mention:
Emo (The Musical)
by Neil Triffett, Australia

GENERATION 14PLUS (International Jury)

Violet
by Bas Devos, Belgium / Netherlands

Special Mention:
Einstein And Einstein
by Cao Baoping, People’s Republic of China

Special Prize for the best short film:
Vetrarmorgun
by Sakaris Stórá, Faroe Islands

Special Mention:
Søn
by Kristoffer Kiørboe, Denmark

PRIZES OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY

Competition:
Stations Of The Cross
by Dietrich Brüggemann

Special Mention
’71
by Yann Demange

Panorama:
Calvary
by John Michael McDonagh

Special Mention
Triptych
by Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires

Forum:
At Home
by Athanasios Karanikolas

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1 Comment

  • jingmei | February 16, 2014 9:49 PMReply

    Maybe best director likes to be given to Americans is like David Gordon Green the other year.

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