Oscar Contenders ‘Ida’ and ‘Leviathan’ Lead European Film Award Nominations

“Winter Sleep,” “Force Majeure” and “Nymphomaniac” will also compete for best European film

Last Updated: November 8, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Four entries in the Oscar foreign-language category will be competing against Lars von Trier‘s steamy “Nymphomaniac” for the best European film of 2014 at the upcoming European Film Awards, the European Film Academy announced on Saturday in Seville.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s austere black-and-white film “Ida,” the Polish Oscar entry, led all films with five nominations: film, directing and screenplay, along with acting nominations for Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s dark epic “Leviathan,” which is Russia’s Oscar submission, received four nominations. Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep” received three, as did von Trier’s lengthy, sexually-explicit “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Vol. I & II.”

“Ida,” “Leviathan” and “Winter Sleep” are the Oscar submissions from Poland, Russia and Turkey, respectively. Other Oscar contenders with nominations include Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” the Dardenne brothers’ “Two Days, One Night,” Paolo Virzi’s “Human Capital.”

The Best European Film category consists of “Force Majeure,” “Ida,” “Leviathan,” “Nymphomaniac” and “Winter Sleep.”

English-language films receiving nominations included “Mr. Turner,” “Locke” and “Calvary.”

“Ida” also won the award for European Cinematographer 2014, one of six categories in which winners were announced. In the other categories, the Austrian Oscar entry “The Dark Valley” won for production design and costume design, while “Locke” won for editing, “Under the Skin” for music and “Starred Up” for sound design.

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the winners, who will be announced at the awards ceremony in Riga on Dec. 13.

EUROPEAN FILM
“Force Majeure”
“Ida”
“Leviathan”
“Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II”
“Winter Sleep”

EUROPEAN COMEDY
“Carmina & Amen”
“Le Week-End”
“The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer”

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, “Winter Sleep”
Steven Knight, “Locke”
Ruben Ostlund, “Force Majeure”
Paweł Pawlikowski, “Ida”
Paolo Virzì, “Human Capital”
Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Leviathan”

EUROPEAN ACTRESS
Marian Alvarez, “Wounded”
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, “Human Capital”
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volumes I & II”
Agata Kulesza, “Ida”
Agata Trzebuchowska, “Ida”

EUROPEAN ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson, “Calvary”
Tom Hardy, “Locke”
Alexey Serebryakov, “Leviathan”
Stellan Skarsgard, “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II”
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER
Ebru Ceylan & Nuri Bilge Ceylan, “Winter Sleep”
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “Two Days, One Night”
Steven Knight, “Locke”
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Leviathan”
Paweł Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz, “Ida”

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER
Łukasz Żal & Ryszard Lenczewski, “Ida”

EUROPEAN EDITOR
Justine Wright, “Locke”

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Claus-Rudolf Amler, “The Dark Valley”

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER
Natascha Curtius-Noss, “The Dark Valley”

EUROPEAN COMPOSER
Mica Levi, “Under the Skin”

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER
Joakim Sundström, “Starred Up”

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