‘Titane’, ‘The Father’ and ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ lead European Film Awards nominations

09 Nov ‘Titane’, ‘The Father’ and ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ lead European Film Awards nominations

The European Film Academy (EFA) has unveiled the nominations for the 34th European Film Awards, with TitaneThe Father and Quo Vadis, Aida? the frontrunners with four nominations each.

The winners will be voted for by the 4,100 academy members, and the presentation will take place during the awards ceremony on December 11 in Berlin.


Julia Ducournau’s Titane made history by winning the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, making Ducournau the first solo female director to win the prize. The genre-bending film, set against the backdrop of a town racked by a series of gruesome murders, is also France’s entry for best international feature at the Oscars. It has been nominated at the European Film Awards in the film, actress, actor and director categories.

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Sundance 2020 premiere The Father, which unfolds around a man refusing assistance from his daughter as he ages, is directed by Florian Zeller and stars Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins and Mark Gatiss. It won two Oscars at the 2021 ceremony – best leading actor for Hopkins and best adapted screenplay for Christopher Hampton and Zeller. It has been nominated for best film, director, actor and screenwriter sections at the EFAs.

Quo Vadis, Aida?, which premiered at Venice in 2020, revisits Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre. Jasmila Žbanić directs and produces, with her husband Damir Ibrahimović also producing. The feature has been noted in the film, director, actress and screenwriter categories.

Netflix’s The Hand Of God has a respectable three nominations – film, director and screenwriter. The Italian feature is a largely autobiographical offering from director Paolo Sorrentino about a boy’s childhood in Naples in the 1980s, and is Italy’s entry in the Oscars international feature category.

European Film Awards 2021 – European film

Compartment No. 6 (Fin-Rus-Est)
Dir. Juho Kuosmanen

Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bos & Her-Austria-Neth-Fr-Pol-Nor-Ger-Rom-Turkey)
Dir. Jasmila Žbanić

The Father (UK-Fr)
Dir. Florian Zeller

The Hand Of God (It)
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino

Titane (Fr-Bel)
Dir. Julia Ducournau

European comedy

Ninjababy (Nor)
Dir. Yngvild Sve Flikke

The Morning After (Nor)
Dir. Méliane Marcaggi

The People Upstairs (Sp)
Dir. Cesc Gay

European documentary

Babi Yar. Context (Neth-Ukr)
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

Flee (Den-Fr-Swe-Nor)
Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Mr Bachmann And His Class (Ger)
Dir. Maria Speth

Taming The Garden (Switz-Ger-Geo)
Dir. Salomé Jashi

The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (Swe)
Dirs. Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri

European animated feature film

Even Mice Belong In Heaven (Czech-Fr-Pol-Slovakia)
Dirs. Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeníček

Flee (Den-Fr-Swe-Nor)
Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

The Ape Star (Swe-Nor-Den)
Dir. Linda Hambäck

Where Is Anne Frank (Bel-Lux-Isr-Neth-Fr)
Dir. Ari Folman

Wolfwalkers (Ire-Lux)
Dirs. Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart

European director

Julia Ducornau, Titane
Radu Jude, Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino, The Hand Of God
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller, The Father

European actress

Jasna Đuričić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Seidi Haarla, Compartment No. 6
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person In The World
Agathe Rousselle, Titane

European actor

Yuriy Borisov, Compartment No. 6
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Vincent Lindon, Titane
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Franz Rogowski, Great Freedom

European screenwriter

Radu Jude, Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino, The Hand Of God
Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, The Worst Person In The World
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father