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‘Cold War’ gains Oscars momentum with big win at the European Film Awards


Paweł Pawlikowski’s film Cold War is being heavily tipped for Oscars glory after coming out as the big winner from the European Film Awards. 

The film, “set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance,” claimed the prestigious ‘Best European Film’ award. 

Furthermore, Pawlikowski landed the ‘European Director’ gong and lead Joanna Kulig collected best ‘European Actress’. Rounding off a momentous evening for Pawlikowski, the 61-year-old Polish filmmaker also won the European Screenwriter award. 

Here’s the trailer: 

The full list of winners: 

Best European Film

“Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski
“Border,” Ali Abbasi
“Dogman,” Matteo Garrone
“Girl,” Lukas Dhont
“Happy as Lazzaro,” Alice Rorhwacher

European Comedy

“The Death of Stalin,” Armando Iannucci
“C’est La Vie,” Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
“Diamantino,” Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

European Director

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Ali Abbasi, “Border”
Matteo Garrone, “Dogman”
Samuel Maoz, “Foxtrot”
Alice Rorhwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro”

European Actress

Joanna Kulig, “Cold War”
Eva Melander, “Border”
Marie Baumer, “3 Days in Quiberon”
Barbara Lennie, “Petra”
Alba Rorhwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro”
Halldora Geirhardsdottir, “Woman at War”

European Actor

Marcello Fonte, “Dogman” 
Sverrir Gudnason, “Borg/McEnroe”
Tomasz Kot, “Cold War”
Victor Polster, “Girl”
Jakob Cedergren, “The Guilty”
Rupert Everett, “The Happy Prince”

European Screenwriter

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Ali Abbasi, Isabelle Eklof & John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border”
Matteo Garrone, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso, “Dogman”
Alice Rorhwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro”
Gustav Moller & Emil Nygaard Albertsen, “The Guilty”

European Discovery — Prix FIPRESCI

“One Day”
“Scary Mother”
“The Guilty”
“Those Who Are Fine”
“Touch Me Not”

European Documentary

“Bergman — A Year in a Life”
“A Woman Captured”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“The Distant Barking of Dogs”
“The Silence of Others”

European Animated Feature

“Another Day of Life”
“Early Man”
“The Breadwinner”
“White Fang”