European Film Award Winners 2022

In anointing Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” as the Best European Film of 2022, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy (EPA) showed that they are just as capable of demonstrating questionable judgment as their brothers and sisters in AMPAS.

The awards, which were given out this past Saturday at a ceremony in Reykjavík, Iceland, also bestowed Ostlund’s trite and vulgar satire on the heartlessness of the monied classes with statuettes for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (Zlatko Burić).

Vicky Krieps took home Best Actress for her performance as the Empress Elisabeth of Austria in director Marie Keutzer’s “Corsage” (Austria). At the same time, Mantas Kvedaravicius’s chronicle of his return to the Ukrainian city of Maripol during the height of the Ukrainian war won Best Documentary. Kvedaravicius was killed while making the film in April of this year.

BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Alcarràs (Spain)*
Close (Belgium)*
Corsage (Austria)*
Holy Spider (Denmark)*

Triangle of Sadness (International Europudding)

*Country’s entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

BEST EUROPEAN DIRECTOR

Lukas Dhont (Close)*
Marie Kreutzer (Corsage)*
Jerzy Skolimowski (EO) (Poland)*
Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider) *
Alice Diop (Saint Omer) (France)*

Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

*Country’s entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

BEST EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER

Carla Simón and Arnau Vilaró (Alcarràs)*
Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens (Close)*
Ali Abbasi and Afshin Kamran (Holy Spider)*
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)+

Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

*Country’s entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
+Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards

Corsage

BEST EUROPEAN ACTRESS

Vicky Krieps (Corsage)*

Zar Amir Ebrahimi (The Holy Spider) *
Léa Seydoux (One Fine Morning) (France)
Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) +
Meltem Kaptan (Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush) (Germany)
*Country’s entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
+Nominated for Best Actress at the 94th Academy Awards

BEST EUROPEAN ACTOR

Paul Mescal (Aftersun) (United Kingdom)
Eden Dambrine (Close)*
Elliott Crosset Hove (Godland) (Iceland)
Pierfrancesco Favino (Nostalgia) (Italy)*

Zlatko Burić (Triangle of Sadness)

*Country’s entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

BEST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY

A House Made of Splinters
Girl Gang

Mariupolis 2

The Balcony Movie
The March on Rome

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