Friday, April 8, 2011

61st Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards a.k.a Lolas) - winners

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.

, 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)

Best Film

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

Best Director

Tom Tykwer for Drei (Three)

Best Actress

Sophie Rois for Drei (Three)

Best Actor

Florian David Fitz for Vincent will meer (Vincent Wants to Sea)

Best Documentary

Pina, Dir. Wim Wenders

Best Children’s Film

Chandani und ihr Elefant (Chandani And Her Elephant), Dir. Arne Birkenstock

Best Screenplay

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)

Best Cinematography

Daniela Knapp for Poll (The Poll Diaries)

Best Editing
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)

Best Score
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

Wolfgang Kohlhaase

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