‘Broken Circle Breakdown’ Leads European Film Awards Nominations

'Broken Circle Breakdown' Leads European Film Awards Nominations

“Blue is the Warmest Color” is nominated for film and director, but no other categories

The Belgian movie “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which mixes bluegrass music with the story of a relationship under stress, received five nominations to lead all films in nominations for the 26th European Film Awards, the European Film Academy announced on Saturday at the Seville European Film Festival.

“The Great Beauty” was second with four nominations, while “The Best Offer,” “In the House,” “Oh Boy!” and “Anna Karenina” received three.

The year’s most talked-about foreign-language film, the sexually explicit Cannes Palme d’Or winner “La Vie D’Adele: Chapitres 1 & 2,” which was released in the United States under the title “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” was nominated for European Film and European Director, but it was shut out of the writing and acting categories.

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“Broken Circle Breakdown”is being released in the U.S. by Tribeca Films.

Nominees in the top category, European Film 2013, were Italy’s “The Best Offer” and “The Great Beauty,” Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” France’s “La Vie D’Adele,” Germany’s “Oh Boy!” and the Spanish/France production “Blancanieves.”

Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited” received a nomination in the European Comedy category, along with Susanne Bier’s “Love Is All You Need,” Ricardo Milani’s “Welcome Mr. President!” and Vinko Bresan’s “The Priest’s Children.”

Several of the top nominees, including “Broken Circle Breakdown,” “The Great Beauty,” “Child’s Pose,” “Eat Sleep Die” and the documentary ”The Missing Image,” are competing in this year’s Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. “Blancanieves,” “Anna Karenina” and “The Impossible” are among the films that, because of different U.S. and international release dates, were eligible for Oscars last year.

Acting nominees included Keira Knightley for “Anna Karenina,” Naomi Watts for “The Impossible,” Toni Servillo for “The Great Beauty” and Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh for “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”

The European Film Academy is made up of almost 3,000 film professionals. Director Wim Wenders currently serves as president.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Berlin on Dec. 7.

EUROPEAN FILM 2013

THE BEST OFFER
Italy
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Guiseppe Tornatore
PRODUCED BY: Isabella Cocuzza & Arturo Paglia

BLANCANIEVES
Spain/France
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Pablo Berger
PRODUCED BY: Ibon Cormenzana, Jerome Vidal & Pablo Berger

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
Belgium
DIRECTED BY: Felix van Groeningen
WRITTEN BY: Carl Joos & Felix van Groeningen
PRODUCED BY: Dirk Impens

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA / THE GREAT BEAUTY
Italy/France
DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino
WRITTEN BY: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano & Francesca Cima

OH BOY!
Germany
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jan Ole Gerster
PRODUCED BY: Marcos Kantis & Alexander Wadouh

LA VIE D'ADELE: CHAPITRES 1 & 2 / ADELE: CHAPTERS 1 & 2
France
DIRECTED BY: Adbellatif Kechiche
WRITTEN BY: Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalya Lacroix
PRODUCED BY: Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval & Abdellatif Kechiche

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2013
LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS
/ I’M SO EXCITED!
Spain
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Pedro Almodóvar
PRODUCED BY: Agustín Almodóvar & Esther García

BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE! / WELCOME MR PRESIDENT!
Italy
DIRECTED BY: Riccardo Milani
WRITTEN BY: Fabio Bonifacci
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano & Francesca Cima

DEN SKALDEDE FRISØR / LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
Denmark
DIRECTED BY: Susanne Bier
WRITTEN BY: Anders Thomas Jensen & Susanne Bier
PRODUCED BY: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Vibeke Windeløv

SVECENIKOVA DJECA / THE PRIEST’S CHILDREN
Croatia/Serbia
DIRECTED BY: Vinko Brešan
WRITTEN BY: Mate Matišić & Vinko Brešan
PRODUCED BY: Ivan Maloča

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2013
Pablo Berger
 for BLANCANIEVES
Felix van Groeningen for THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
Abdellatif Kechiche for LA VIE D’ADELE (Adele)
François Ozon for DANS LA MAISON (In the House)
Paolo Sorrentino for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)
Giuseppe Tornatore for THE BEST OFFER

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2013
Keira Knightley
 in ANNA KARENINA
Veerle Baetens in THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
Barbara Sukowa in HANNAH ARENDT
Naomi Watts in LO IMPOSIBLE (The Impossible)
Luminita Gheorghiu in POZITIA COPILULUI (Child's Pose)

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2013
Jude Law
 in ANNA KARENINA
Johan Heldenbergh in THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
Fabrice Luchini in DANS LA MAISON (In the House)
Toni Servillo in LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)
Tom Schilling in OH BOY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2013
Tom Stoppard
 for ANNA KARENINA
Giuseppe Tornatore for THE BEST OFFER
Carl Joos & Felix van Groeningen for THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
François Ozon for DANS LA MAISON (In the House)
Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY
CALL GIRL
Director: Mikael Marcimain
Producer: Mimmi Spang

EAT SLEEP DIE / ATA SOVA DO
Director: Gabriela Pichler
Producer: China Ahlander

MIELE
Director: Valeria Golino
Producers: Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Raphael Berdugo

OH BOY!
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadough

THE PLAGUE / LA PLAGA
Director: Neus Ballus
Producer: Pau Subiros

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY
THE ACT OF KILLING
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer: Signe Byrge Sorensen

THE MISSING IMAGE / L’IMAGE MANQUANTE
Director: Rithy Panh
Producer: Catherine Dussart

STOP-OVER / L’ESCALE
Director: Kaven Bakhtiari
Producers: Elisabeth Garbar, Heinz Dill, Olivier Charvet, Sophie Germain

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FILM
THE CONGRESS
Director: Ari Folman
Producers: Ari Folman, Reinhard Brundig, Robin Wright

JASMINE
Director: Alain Ughetto
Producers: Alexandre Cornu, Michele Casalta, Alain Ughetto

PINOCCHIO
Director: Enzo d’ Alo

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
BUTTER LAMP/LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK
CUT
DEATH OF A SHADOW/DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW
HOUSES WITH SMALL WINDOWS
JUMP
LETTER
MORNING
MYSTERY / MISTERIO
NUCLEAR WASTE / YADERNI WYDHODY
ORBIT EVER AFTER
A STORY FOR THE MODLINS
SUNDAY 3 / SONTAG 3
THOUGH I KNOW THE RIVER IS DRY
THE WAVES / AS ONDAS
ZIMA

Previously announced winners in juried categories:

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 2013: Asaf Sudry, LEMALE ET HA'HALAL / FILL THE VOID
EUROPEAN EDITOR 2013: Cristiano Travaglioli, LA GRANDE BELLEZZA / THE GREAT BEAUTY
EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2013: Sarah Greenwood, ANNA KARENINA
EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER 2013: Paco Delgado, BLANCANIEVES
EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2013: Ennio Morricone, THE BEST OFFER
EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2013: Matz Muller & Erik Mischijew, PARADIES: GLAUBE / PARADISE: FAITH