The Favourite conquers hearts at a politically engaged European Film Awards ceremony - European Film Awards 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos’ film has swept the awards, leaving little space for the other nominees to shine, with a few exceptions such as Antonio Banderas, Céline Sciamma and Les Misérables. Perhaps it should have been widely expected to see the “most” European film competing at the 32nd European Film Awards go home with so many prizes. The Favourite, directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, an Irish-British-us co-production starring a largely English cast, won a total of eight awards at the ceremony, which took place at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin on Saturday 7 December. After dominating the craft categories with four awards, the film saw producer Ed Guiney come up on stage on behalf of Lanthimos twice (for European Director and European Comedy), and to introduce a recorded message of thanks from Olivia Colman for her European Actress win. The film...
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