Friday, April 8, 2011
Today, the Deutsche Filmakademie (German Film Academy) held its awards ceremony in Berlin for the 61st Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards), also known as the Lola in honour of Marlene Dietrich's character in Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel).
The surprise winner of the Best Film Lola in Gold was the Tourette's Syndrome romantic comedy Vincent will meer (Vincent Wants to Sea) by Ralf Huettner. It also captured the Best Actor prize for its star and screenwriter Florian David Fitz.
Almanya, Dir. Yasemin Samdereli was the runner-up with the Silver award, while Andres Veiel's Wer wenn nicht wir (If Not Us, Who?) took the Bronze. Almanya also won Best Screenplay for Nesrim Samdereli and Yasemin Samdereli. The other nominees for Best Film were Drei (Three) by Tom Tykwer, Der Ganz Grosse Traum (The Really Big Dream) by Sebastian Grobler and Philipp Stolzl's Goethe! (Young Goethe in Love).
Drei (Three) was winner for Best Director (Tom Tykwer), Best Actress (Sophie Rois) and Best Editor. It was Tykwer's first German-language film in a decade. Goethe! (Young Goethe in Love) captured the award for Best Makeup.
The most awards on the night went to Chris Kraus' Poll (The Poll Diaries), which received prizes for Supporting Actor (Richy Muller), Cinematography, Production Design and Costume Design.
The winner for Best Documentary was Wim Wenders' Pina, the 3-D portrait of the late dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch.
A Lifetime Achievement award was presented to screenwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase.
Complete list of mominees for the 61st Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards, or Lolas)
Gold: Vincent will meer (Vincent Wants to Sea), Dir. Ralf Huettner
Silver: Almanya, Dir. Yasemin Samdereli
Bronze: Wer wenn nicht wir (If Not Us, Who?), Dir. Andres Veiel
Tom Tykwer for Drei (Three)
Sophie Rois for Drei (Three)
Florian David Fitz for Vincent will meer (Vincent Wants to Sea)
Pina, Dir. Wim Wenders
Best Children’s Film
Chandani und ihr Elefant (Chandani And Her Elephant), Dir. Arne Birkenstock
Nesrim Samdereli and Yasemin Samdereli for Almanya
Best Supporting Actress
Beatriz Spelzini for Das Lied in mir (The Day I Was Not Born)
Best Supporting Actor
Richy Muller for Poll (The Poll Diaries)
Daniela Knapp for Poll (The Poll Diaries)
Mathilde Bonnefoy for Drei (Three)
Best Production Design
Silke Buhr for Poll (The Poll Diaries)
Best Costume Design
Gioia Raspe for Poll (The Poll Diaries)
Best Make Up
Kitty Kratschke and Heike Merker for Goethe! (Young Goethe in Love)
Matthias Klein for Das Lied in mir (The Day I Was Not Born)
Best Sound Design
Ansgar Frerich, Sabine Panossian, and Niklas Kammertons for PianoMania - Die Suche nach dem perfekten Klang
Lifetime Achievement Award