I'm Your Man brilla en los premios Lola del cine alemán
por Teresa Vena
- Tras haber sido elegida como candidato alemán a los Óscar, la película de Maria Schrader se lleva cuatro Lolas, entre los cuales destaca el de Mejor película
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The German Film Awards, also known as the Lolas, are the most prestigious and most highly endowed awards for German film. They are organised by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), which provides prizes amounting to a total sum of €3 million. The members of the German Film Academy vote for the winners in the 19 designated categories. After there was no official gala last year owing to the pandemic, this year, around 1,200 guests came together in Berlin to celebrate the newest releases of German films and to witness the handing over of the slender figurines. The host of this 17th ceremony was German actor Daniel Donskoy, best known for his roles in German TV productions and lately a member of the cast of the international Netflix series The Crown.
Four of the most important prizes went to the social tragicomedy I'm Your Man [+lee también:
entrevista: Maria Schrader
ficha de la película] by Maria Schrader, which premiered earlier this year at the Berlinale and has, since then, been travelling around international festivals, where it has snagged a series of other awards. The film, which will represent Germany at the upcoming Oscars, was handed the Golden Lola for Best Feature Film, while Maria Schrader also received the Lola for Best Director of the Year. In addition to this, the movie was also successful in two more categories, as it scooped the Lola for Best Screenplay and earned Maren Eggert the Award for Best Lead Actress in a German Film.
The Silver Lola for Best Feature Film went to Fabian – Going to the Dogs [+lee también:
entrevista: Albrecht Schuch
ficha de la película] by Dominik Graf, which also won two additional Lolas – namely, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Curveball [+lee también:
entrevista: Johannes Naber
ficha de la película] by Johannes Naber, a tragicomedy set against a historical background, won a total of two gongs: The film was awarded the Bronze Lola for Best Feature Film as well as the Lola for Best Supporting Actor, for Thorsten Merten (Gundermann [+lee también:
ficha de la película], The Mover [+lee también:
ficha de la película]). Parallel to this, the Best Supporting Actress Award went to Lorna Ishema for her performance in the coming-of-age, social tragicomedy Precious Ivie [+lee también:
entrevista: Sarah Blaßkiewitz
ficha de la película] by Sarah Blaßkiewitz.
The nominees for Best Documentary included Space Dogs [+lee también:
entrevista: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
ficha de la película] by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter, and Walchensee Forever [+lee también:
ficha de la película] by Janna Ji Wonders, but Maria Speth's impressive and sensitive Mr Bachmann and his Class [+lee también:
ficha de la película], about a devoted teacher and his pupils, ultimately emerged as the winner. Furthermore, Veins of the World [+lee también:
ficha de la película] by Byambasuren Davaa received the Lola for Best Children's Film of the Year.
German actor Oliver Masucci was crowned Best Lead Actor for his role in Enfant terrible [+lee también:
ficha de la película] by Oskar Roehler, a biopic of cult director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Each year, a Lola is given out for Best Sound and another for Best Original Music Score. While the former went to the sound designers of the documentary A Symphony of Noise [+lee también:
ficha de la película] by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, about British sound researcher Matthew Herbert, the second was awarded to the dystopian thriller Tides [+lee también:
ficha de la película] by Swiss director Tim Fehlbaum and his composer Lorenz Dangel. But this is not the only prize that went to Tides, as it won a total of four trophies and thus ranks alongside I'm Your Man. It was also crowned with the Lolas for Best Visual Effects and Animation, Best Production Design and Best Make-up.
The Award for Best Costumes was bestowed upon The Royal Game by Philipp Stölzl, which is based on the novel by Austrian author Stefan Zweig and stars Oliver Masucci in the main role.
This year's Honorary Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema went to Senta Berger. The actress, who is Austrian but who has forged an impressive film career in both German and international movies, started acting as a child in the 1950s and is known for her performances in mostly independent productions.
Here is the full list of winners at the 2021 Lolas-German Film Awards:
Maria Schrader – I'm Your Man
Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader - I'm Your Man
Best Leading Actress
Maren Eggert - I'm Your Man
Best Supporting Actor
Thorsten Merten – Curveball
Hanno Lentz - Fabian – Going to the Dogs
Claudia Wolscht - Fabian – Going to the Dogs
Best Production Design
Julian R Wagner – Tides
Tanja Hausner - The Royal Game
Sabine Schumann - Tides
Best Visual Effects and Animation
Denis Behnke - Tides
Honorary Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema
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