Friday, January 25, 2013
With Michael Haneke's Amour not in the running (Haneke declined to submit it for consideration), the main beneficiary was Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love) by Ulrich Seidl. The docu-drama is about a 50-year-old woman who travels to Kenya as a sex tourist. It won three awards, including the top prize of Best Film to go with Best Director and Best Actress (Margarethe Tiesel).
Florian Flicker's Grenzgänger (Crossing Boundaries) also picked up three awards. It had led with seven nominations, and won for Best Screenplay, Cinematography and Music.
Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World) by Detlev Buck picked up a pair of wins in the Costume Design and Make-up categories. Karl Merkatz was named Best Actor for Anfang 80 (Coming of Age).
Nominations for the 3rd annual Österreichischen Filmpreis
Complete list of winners for the 3rd annual Österreichischen Filmpreis
Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love) – Producer and Director: Ulrich Seidl
Der Prozess (The Process) – Producer: Michael Seeber, Gerald Igor Hauzenberger; Director: Gerald Igor Hauzenberger
Best Short Film
Unser Lied (Our Song) – Catalina Molina
Margarethe Tiesel – Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love)
Karl Merkatz – Anfang 80 (Coming of Age)
Ulrich Seidl – Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love)
Florian Flicker – Grenzgänger (Crossing Boundaries)
Martin Gschlacht – Grenzgänger (Crossing Boundaries)
Best Costume Design
Thomas Oláh – Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World)
Monika Fischer-Vorauer, Michaela Oppl – Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World)
Eva Jantschitsch – Grenzgänger (Crossing Boundaries)
Monika Willi – Die Lebenden (The Dead and the Living)
Best Art Direction
Katrin Huber – Kuma
Best Sound Design
Nils Kirchhoff, Bernhard Maisch, Dieter Meyer – More than Honey