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2022 European Film Awards nominations announced

Harris Dickinson, Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Ostlund
Harris Dickinson in Triangle of Sadness

Lest we motherlanders disappoint, the European Film Academy has announced the nominees for its 2022 awards, and they're just as mediocre as any American film organization could conceive. Leading the field are three movies with four nominations each: Ali Abbasi's (bad) Holy Spider, Ruben Ostlund's (bad) Triangle of Sadness, and Lukas Dhont's (dunno, not seeing a movie by an unrepentant transphobe) Close, with all three securing nods for both Best Film and Best Director. And mercy? What mercy? Kenneth Branagh receives a nomination for Best Screenwriter, after marking himself out as possibly the worst Original Screenplay Oscar winner earlier this year for Belfast. Winners will be announced in two stages: craft categories for the EFAs are chosen by committees and decided upon without official nominees, and those winners will be declared on the 23rd of November, while the main category winners are due on the 10th of December.

Best European Film




Holy Spider

Triangle of Sadness

Best European Director

Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider)

Lukas Dhont (Close)

Alice Diop (Saint Omer)

Marie Kreutzer (Corsage)

Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Jerzy Skolimowski (EO)

Best European Actress

Zar Amir-Ebrahimi (Holy Spider)

Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)

Meltem Kaptan (Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush)

Vicky Krieps (Corsage)

Lea Seydoux (One Fine Morning)

Best European Actor

Zlatko Buric (Triangle of Sadness)

Elliott Crosset Hove (Godland)

Eden Dambrine (Close)

Pierfrancesco Favino (Nostalgia)

Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

Best European Screenwriter

Ali Abbasi and Afshin Kamran Kabrami (Holy Spider)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens (Close)

Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Carla Simon and Arnau Vilaro (Alcarras)

Best European Animated Feature

Little Nicholas, Happy as Can Be

My Love Affair with Marriage

My Neighbours' Neighbours

No Dogs or Italians Allowed


Best European Documentary

The Balcony Movie

Girl Gang

A House Made of Splinters

The March on Rome

Mariupolis 2

Best European Short Film

Granny's Sexual Life

Ice Merchants

Love, Dad

Techno, Mama

Will My Parents Come to See Me

FIPRESCI Prize for European Discovery

107 Mothers


Other People


Small Body


Innovative Storytelling Award

Marco Bellocchio (Exterior, Night)

European Achievement in World Cinema Award

Elia Suleiman

Lifetime Achievement Award

Margarethe von Trotta


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