Friday, April 27, 2012
Taking the top prizes was Andreas Dresen's cancer drama Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track). It won four awards including the top prize of Best Picture – Gold. Dresen won for Best Director while Milan Peschel won Best Actor and Otto Mellies claimed the Supporting Actor prize. Previously, the film shared the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2011 with Kim Ki-duk's Arirang.
Roland Emmerich’s pseudo-historical Shakespeare drama Anonymous captured more trophies. It took a total of six, but they were all in the technical/craft categories.
Christian Petzold's Barbara had led with eight nominations. Its only prize though was the Silver Best Picture award. The Bronze Best Picture winner was Kriegerin (Combat Girls) which also won for Best Screenplay and Actress (Alina Levshin).
The Best Documentary prize went to Gerhard Richter Painting by Corinna Belz. Johannes Schmid's Wintertochter (Winter's Daughter) won the Best Children's Film award.
In addition to statuettes, the Lolas award nominees and winners cash prizes from a pool worth € 2.955 million. Each Documentary nominee will receive € 100,000 but the winner receives a total of 200,000. The Children's Film nominees get € 125,000 with the winner getting € 250,000. Each Best Picture nominee receives € 250,000, but the winning amount increases to € 375,000 for the Bronze winner, € 425,000 for the Silver winner, and € 500,000 for the Gold winner. Individual Lola winners will receive € 10,000.
Nominations for the 62nd Deutscher Filmpreis
Complete list of winners for the 62nd Deutscher Filmpreis
Gold: Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track) – Producer: Peter Rommel, Director: Andreas Dresen
Silver: Barbara – Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf and Michael Weber, Director: Christian Petzold
Bronze: Kriegerin (Combat Girls) – Producer: Eva-Marie Martens and René Frotscher, Director: David Wnendt
Gerhard Richter Painting – Producer: Thomas Kufus, Director: Corinna Belz
Best Children's Film
Wintertochter (Winter's Daughter) – Producer: Philipp Budweg and Mikolaj Pokromski, Director: Johannes Schmid
David Wnendt – Kriegerin (Combat Girls)
Andreas Dresen – Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track)
Alina Levshin – Kriegerin (Combat Girls)
Milan Peschel – Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track)
Best Supporting Actress
Dagmar Manzel – Die Unsichtbare (Cracks in the Shell)
Best Supporting Actor
Otto Mellies – Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track)
Anna J. Foerster – Anonymous
Peter R. Adam – Anonymous
Best Art Direction
Sebastian Krawinkel – Anonymous
Best Costume Design
Lisy Christl – Anonymous
Björn Rehbein and Heike Merker – Anonymous
Best Original Music
Lorenz Dangel – Hell
Best Sound Design
Hubert Bartholomae and Manfred Banach – Anonymous
Honourary Award for Outstanding Contribution to German Film
Michael Ballhaus, Cinematographer
Bernd Eichinger Award
Michael "Bully" Herbig