Monday, March 26, 2012
The winner of the top prize Best Picture was Cristi Puiu's Aurora. It also picked up Best Director and Screenplay. Cristi Puiu wrote, directed and starred in the three-hour crime drama. Interestingly, Puiu had declined to submit for nominations but the jury considered his film anyhow and gave it ten nominations. Puiu did not attend the ceremony.
Bogdan George Apetri's Periferic (Outbound), however, earned more awards with five. It had led the nominations with twelve. It won for Best Debut Feature, Actress (Ana Ularu), Supporting Actress (Ioana Flora), Cinematography and Editing. In addition, Ioana Flora was the recipient of the Pro Cinema Award.
Alexandru Maftei's Bună! Ce faci? (Hello! How Are You?) claimed three trophies, while Anca Damian's animated documentary Crulic – Drumul spre dincolo (The Path to Beyond) and Anca Miruna Lăzărescu's short film Apele Tac (Silent River) were double-winners.
The Best European Film award went to Lars von Trier's Melancholia, edging out Matthieu Amalric's Tournée, Pedro Almodovar's La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), Mike Leigh's Another Year (Un an din viaţă) and Michelangelo Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times).
Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to venerated thespians Iurie Darie and Tamara Buciuceanu. Special Awards were given to camerman Dumitru Gaiţă and costume designer Lidia Luludis.
The Audience Award determined by ticket sales went to Jesus del Cerro's Naşa (The Godmother) which sold 26,765 tickets.
The Premiile Gopo were established in 2007 and were named in honour of Romanian film director Ion Popescu-Gopo. The trophy is a sculpture by Romanian artist Adrian Ilfoveanu representing Gopo's Little Man, the main character of Gopo's animation films. Winners are chosen by the over 400 members of the Asociaţia Pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc who are professionals in the film industry.
This year's Gopo nominees and winners were chosen from a record number of 98 features, documentaries and short films produced or co-produced in Romania and released domestically in 2011.
Nominations for the 6th Annual Premiile Gopo
Complete list of winners for the 6th Annual Premiile Gopo (Gopo Awards)
Aurora (Romania - France - Switzerland - Germany, 2010)
Director: Cristi Puiu, Producer: Anca Puiu (Mandragora, Parisienne de Production, Bord Cadre Films, Essential Filmproduktion)
Cristi Puiu, Aurora
Bogdan Dumitrache as Alex, Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intenții (Best Intentions)
Ana Ularu as Matilda, Periferic (Outbound)
BEXT SUPPORTING ACTOR
Adrian Titieni as Dr. Crișan, Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intenții (Best Intentions)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ioana Flora as Lavinia, Periferic (Outbound)
Cristi Puiu, Aurora
Marius Panduru (RSC), Periferic (Outbound)
Eugen Kelemen, Periferic (Outbound)
Piotr Witkowski, Sebastian Włodarczyk, Crulic – Drumul spre dincolo (The Path to Beyond)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Piotr Dziubek, Crulic – Drumul spre dincolo (The Path to Beyond)
BEST ART DIRECTION
Dan Toader, Dacă bobul nu moare (If the Seed Doesn't Die)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Nicoleta Cârnu, Bună! Ce faci? (Hello! How Are You?)
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR
Dana Roşeanu, Domnica Bodogan, Bună! Ce faci? (Hello! How Are You?)
BEST DEBUT FEATURE
Director: Bogdan George Apetri
Vorbitor (Visiting Room) (România, 2011)
Director: Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu, Producer: Carmen Harabagiu, Aurelian Nica, Andrei Creţulescu (HBO Europa Centrală)
BEST SHORT FILM
Apele Tac (Silent River) (Germania – România, 2011)
BEST NEW ARTIST
Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, Director: Apele Tac (Silent River)
BEST EUROPEAN FILM
Melancholia (Denmark, 2011)
Director: Lars von Trier, Distributor: Independența Film
Naşa (The Godmother) – 26,765 tickets sold
Director: Jesus del Cerro, Virgil Nicolaescu, Producer: Alma Sârbu (MediaPro Pictures), Distributor: MediaPro Distribution
PRO CINEMA AWARD
RSC (Romanian Society of Cinematographers) AWARD
Radu Aldea, Bună! Ce faci? (Hello! How Are You?)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD