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‘Toni Erdmann’ Takes Top European Film Awards

German Oscar contender wins five prizes, including Best Film and Best Director for Maren Ade

“Toni Erdmann,” a German comedy-drama that’s picking up Oscar buzz, swept every major category at Saturday’s European Film Awards in Wroclaw, Poland.

The movie won Best Film and Best Screenplay, while Maren Ade was named Best Director and stars Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek were presented with trophies for Best Actress and Best Actor.

“Toni Erdmann” beat out Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake,” which took home the Palme D’Or at this summer’s Cannes Film Festival. But, on Saturday, Ade’s movie won in every category in which it was nominated.

The movie is Germany’s official entry for best foreign-language film in the upcoming Academy Awards. “Toni Erdmann” will be released in the U.S. on Dec. 25, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

Here is the full list of winners:

European Film
“Toni Erdmann”

European Director 
Maren Ade, “Toni Erdmann”

European Comedy
“A Man Called Ove”

European Actress
Sandra Huller, “Toni Erdmann”

European Actor
Peter Simonischek, “Toni Erdmann”

European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
“The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki”

European Documentary 
“Fire at Sea”

European Short Film
“9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo”

European Animated Feature Film
“My Life as a Zucchini”

European Screenwriter
Maren Ade, “Toni Erdmann”

People’s Choice Award
“Body”

Previously Announced Awards:

EFA Lifetime Achievement Award
Jean-Claude Carrière

European Co-Production Award
Leontine Petit

European Sound Designer
Radosław Ochnio, “11 Minutes”

European Hair and Make-Up Artist
Barbara Kreuzer, “Land Of Mine”

European Composer
Ilya Demutsky, “The Student”

European Costume Designer
Stefanie Bieker, “Land of Mine”

European Production Designer
Alice Normington, “Suffragette”

European Editor
Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen, “The Commune”

European Cinematographer
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen, “Land of Mine”

European Achievement In World Cinema (Honorary Award)
Pierce Brosnan

Honorary Award Of The EFA President And Board
Andrzej Wajda