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'The Great Beauty' Wins Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor & More At European Film Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2013 6:07 PM
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While it has pretty much no bearing on the Oscars, winning a few key categories at the European Film Awards does serve to raise the profile of some movies that are in contention. Now, we can certainly bet that more Academy voters will be popping in their screeners of "The Great Beauty."

Festival Fave & Belgium's Oscar Entry 'Broken Circle Breakdown' Leads European Film Awards Nominees

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2013 9:41 AM
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The Broken Circle Breakdown
If there's one movie you might hear The Playlist prattling on about in the next few weeks, it's Felix van Groeningen's "Broken Circle Breakdown." Having already won the heart of Jessica Kiang when it hit Karlovy Vary earlier this year, I saw it this past week and was equally taken with the moving, messy, ambitious and beautiful film that has already received awards at both the Berlin Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. And the film's list of honors may continue at the Oscars, where it's Belgium's entry, but first it's stopping at European Film Awards, where it's leading the pack of nominees.

'The Ghost Writer' Inexplicably Wins Six At 2010 European Film Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2010 2:27 AM
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If there's one thing that Europeans love more than their single currency and topless sunbathing, it's the films of Roman Polanski. Even before his exile on the continent, Polanski was something of a darling in Europe, and even lesser work like "The Ninth Gate" tends to be rapturously received in France and Germany. So it's not entirely surprising that "The Ghost Writer" -- in the opinion of this writer, and a number of others on staff, his worst film since "Pirates" -- picked up the lion's share of honors at Saturday's European Film Academy Awards.

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