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Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst: 3rd Lars von Trier to win top EFA Award despite ugly controversyMelancholia with Kirsten Dunst. The European Film Academy (EFA) Awards' Best European Film winner, Melancholia tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) as one of them is about to get married and a fast-approaching planet is about to collide with the Earth. Melancholia became the third Lars von Trier film to win the top award, following Breaking the Waves (1996) and Dancer in the Dark (2000) – this despite the fact that von Trier became embroiled in a nasty controversy following jokes regarding Jews and Adolf Hitler at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier himself took home the Best European Director award for Dogville in 2003. (The Best European Film that year was Wolfgang Becker's much lighter effort Good Bye Lenin!.) Besides Cannes winner Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg (both lost the Best Actress EFA Award to Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin), Melancholia features Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Cameron Spurr, Jesper Christensen, Stellan Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, and Udo Kier.

'Melancholia' tops EFA Awards: Work by a controversial filmmaker gets top prize for second year in a row

Lars von Trier may have made some new enemies at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but he surely still has a number of friends and admirers at the European Film Academy (EFA). Von Trier's apocalyptic family drama Melancholia, starring Best Actress nominees Kirsten Dunst (now also a German citizen) and Charlotte Gainsbourg, was chosen Best European Film at the 2011 EFA Awards, held in Berlin on Dec. 3.

“I don't have a message from Lars for you because he has stopped making public statements,” said one of the Melancholia producers while accepting the award. “I can't imagine why.”

Von Trier's “I feel for Hitler” joke at a press conference in Cannes was perceived as anti-Semitic by some. As a result, the director was officially banned from the festival. Danish police, on behalf of French authorities, later questioned him as well.

Melancholia also topped the Best European Cinematographer (Manuel Alberto Claro) and Best European Production Designer (Jette Lehmann) categories.

A Best Film runner-up at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Lars von Trier's latest has little chance of creating much Oscar buzz. Reviews, however, have been generally quite positive. Melancholia has an 80 percent approval rating and 7.2 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics.

Roman Polanski replay

Last year's Best European Film was the political thriller The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski.

At the request of U.S. authorities, the Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown filmmaker was arrested in September 2009 in Zurich, where he was held in jail for two months before being placed under house arrest at his chalet in Gstaad. Swiss authorities declared Polanski a free man in July 2010.

Like von Trier, Polanski was also absent from the EFA Awards ceremony, held in Tallinn, Estonia.

See further below the full list of this year's EFA Award winners and nominations.

EFA's yesteryear hits: 'In a Better World' & 'The King's Speech'

The European Film Academy's admiration for Lars von Trier stopped short of a Best Director award. Unlike fellow controversial filmmaker Roman Polanski, von Trier lost Best Director to fellow Dane Susanne Bier for In a Better World / Hævnen.

But wait … Wasn't In a Better World in competition last year? Nope. You're thinking of the Academy Awards.

Due to its funky release schedule rules, the EFA Awards are oftentimes behind the Oscars. Earlier this year, In a Better World was named the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.

Also earlier this year, Colin Firth was the Best Actor Oscar winner for his performance as the stuttering King George V in Tom Hooper's highly fictionalized biopic The King's Speech.

Jean Dujardin seemed to be poised to take home the EFA Award for Michel Hazanavicius' silent comedy-drama The Artist – one of the most talked-about films and performances this awards season – but that didn't happen, as enough European Film Academy members opted instead for last year's hit in the Best Actor and Best Editing (Tariq Anwar) categories.

In fact, enough European moviegoers also went for The King's Speech, which nabbed the People's Choice Award.

Colin Firth, unsurprisingly, wasn't around to pick up his trophy. Fellow royal British performer Helen Mirren, named Best European Actress for The Queen nearly a year after being named Best Actress Oscar winner, was also absent from the 2007 European Film Awards ceremony.

Best Actress Tilda Swinton as mother of mass murderer

In addition to Lars von Trier's Melancholia, did any new movies win any EFA Awards? However surprising, the answer is Yes.

Tilda Swinton, whose We Need to Talk About Kevin was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, was the Best Actress winner. (In Cannes, Kirsten Dunst came out victorious for Melancholia.)

Directed by Lynne Ramsay, We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Swinton as the mother of a youthful mass murderer. Just like fellow Britisher Colin Firth, Swinton was absent from the ceremony.

Clearly with an eye on the Academy Awards, We Need to Talk About Kevin opens in Los Angeles and New York City on Dec. 9.

Oscar favorite 'The Artist' takes home one single EFA Award

The Artist, a favorite for the 2012 Oscars, won a single EFA Award: for Best European Composer Ludovic Bource, who thanked the film's perky dog, Uggie, for providing the necessary inspiration.

Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius and actress Bérénice Bejo weren't even nominated, while star Jean Dujardin, as mentioned above, lost to Colin Firth.

Among the other EFA 2011 winners were:

  • Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's screenplay for The Kid with a Bike.
  • Wim Wenders' documentary Pina, Germany's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
  • Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and Fernando Trueba's bolero-rhythmed animated feature and potential Oscar contender Chico & Rita.
  • Terry Gilliam's short The Wholly Family, about an American family visiting Naples.
  • Hans Van Nuffel's Dutch-Belgian drama Oxygen / Adem, the European Discovery of 2011. Oxygen tells the story of cystic fibrosis-suffering young men dealing with encroaching death.
Stephen Frears EFA Lifetime Achievement Award: From edgy to carefully sanitized filmsStephen Frears. The European Film Academy (EFA) gave this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to 70-year-old British filmmaker Stephen Frears, whose credits range from (relatively speaking) edgy films in his early years to crowd-pleasing, carefully sanitized early 21st century fare. Examples of the early Frears include My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), with a gay punk (Daniel Day-Lewis) enjoying a secret relationship with a gay Anglo-Pakistani (Gordon Warnecke); Prick Up Your Ears (1987), about foul-mouthed playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman), ever ready for a little gay bathroom orgy; Sammy and Rose Get Laid (1987), with Sammy (Ayub Khan-Din) and Rosie (Frances Barber) getting laid in Margaret Thatcher's sizzling London – a title deemed so outré that many U.S. news publications refused to feature it in the film's advertising. As for the more recent, more staid Stephen Frears efforts, they include Dirty Pretty Things (2000), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), and The Queen (2006). To date, Frears has been nominated for only one Best European Director award – for The Queen. At the Oscars, he has been shortlisted twice, for both The Queen and The Grifters (1990).

Stephen Frears & Mads Mikkelsen

EFA winners of non-competitive awards were:

  • European Achievement in World Cinema recipient Mads Mikkelsen, whose international acting credits in the last few years include After the Wedding, Casino Royale, and Clash of the Titans.
  • Prix Eurimages (European Co-Production Award) recipient Mariela Besuievsky, whose producing credits include Burnt Money (Argentina / France / Spain / Uruguay), The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina / Spain), The Oxford Murders (France / Spain / U.K.).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stephen Frears, whose directorial credits include My Beautiful Laundrette, Prick Up Your Ears, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Grifters, and The Queen.

“I'm not an auteur and I make cheerful films because I can't stand the misery anymore,” declared Stephen Frears during his acceptance speech. “I'm just a bloke who makes films and hopes the audience likes them. And I'll try to do better next time.”

Surprise Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Michel Piccoli

And finally, Best Actor nominee Michel Piccoli (We Have a Pope / Habemus Papam) was handed an impromptu Lifetime Achievement Award by Bruno Ganz and Volker Schlöndorff. The 85-year-old French actor's career spans more than six decades and close to 200 movie appearances.

Besides We Have a Pope's actor-director Nanni Moretti, among the directors and co-stars with whom Piccoli has worked are Catherine Deneuve, Luis Buñuel, Jacques Demy, Louis Malle, Ettore Scola, Jacques Rivette, Jane Birkin, Jean-Luc Godard, Marco Ferreri, Marcello Mastroianni, and Brigitte Bardot.

Reports vary as to who received the loudest applause at the ceremony: Stephen Frears or Michel Piccoli. The latter will be turning 86 next Dec. 27.

See below the full list of EFA winners and nominations, and further below the National Board of Review and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association winners and runners-up.

EFA Awards: Winners & nominations

Best European Film
The Artist.
In a Better World.
The Kid with a Bike.
The King's Speech.
Le Havre.
* Melancholia.

Best European Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist.
* Colin Firth, The King's Speech.
Mikael Persbrandt, In a Better World.
Michel Piccoli, We Have a Pope.
André Wilms, Le Havre.

Best European Actress
Cécile De France, The Kid with a Bike.
Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia.
Nadezhda Markina, Elena.
* Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Best European Director
* Susanne Bier, In a Better World.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Kid with a Bike.
Aki Kaurismäki, Le Havre.
Béla Tarr, The Turin Horse.
Lars von Trier, Melancholia.

Best European Screenwriter
* Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Kid with a Bike.
Anders Thomas Jensen, In a Better World.
Aki Kaurismäki, Le Havre.
Lars von Trier, Melancholia.

Carlo di Palma Award for Best European Cinematographer
* Manuel Alberto Claro, Melancholia.
Fred Kelemen, The Turin Horse.
Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist.
Adam Sikora, Essential Killing.

Best European Editor
* Tariq Anwar, The King's Speech.
Mathilde Bonnefoy, 3.
Molly Marlene Stensgaard, Melancholia.

Best European Composer
* Ludovic Bource, The Artist.
Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech.
Alberto Iglesias, The Skin I Live In.
Mihály Vig, The Turin Horse.

Best European Production Designer
Paola Bizzarri, We Have a Pope.
Antxón Gómez, The Skin I Live In.
* Jette Lehmann, Melancholia.

Best European Documentary
* Pina, dir.: Wim Wenders.
Position Among the Stars, dir.: Leonard Retel Helmrich.
¡Vivan las antípodas!, dir: Victor Kossakovsky.

Best European Animated Feature Film
A Cat in Paris.
* Chico & Rita.
The Rabbi's Cat.

European Discovery of the Year
Breathing, dir.: Karl Markovics.
Michael, dir.: Markus Schleinzer.
Nothing's All Bad, dir.: Mikkel Munch-Fals.
* Oxygen, dir.: Hans Van Nuffel.
Tilva Rosh, dir.: Nikola Lezaic.

Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema
Mads Mikkelsen.

Prix Eurimages
Mariela Besuievsky.

Honorary Award
Michel Piccoli.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen Frears

Best European Short Film (selected from various European film festivals)
Berik, dir.: Daniel Borgman.
Derby, dir.: Paul Negoescu.
La gran carrera, dir.: Kote Camacho.
Hypercrisis, dir.: Josef Dabernig.
Incident by a Bank, dir.: Ruben Östlund.
Jessi, dir.: Mariejosephin Schneider.
Little Children, Big Words, dir.: Lisa James Larsson.
Paparazzi, dir.: Piotr Bernas.
Opowiesci z chlodni, dir.: Grzegorz Jaroszuk.
Out, dir.: Roee Rosen.
Silent River, dir.: Anca Miruna Lazarescu.
Sundays, dir.: Valéry Rosier.
The Unliving, dir.: Hugo Lilja.
* The Wholly Family, dir.: Terry Gilliam.
The Wolves, dir.: Alberto De Michele.

Audience Award
Animals United, dir.: Reinhard Klooss & Holger Tappe.
Even the Rain, dir.: Icíar Bollaín.
In a Better World, dir.: Susanne Bier.
* The King's Speech, dir.: Tom Hooper.
Little White Lies, dir.: Guillaume Canet.
Potiche, dir.: François Ozon.
Unknown, dir.: Jaume Collet-Serra.
Welcome to the South, dir.: Luca Miniero.

Hugo Christopher Lee: Awards season begins with top honors for 2 movies paying homage to cinema's pastHugo with Christopher Lee. Martin Scorsese's big-budget 3D fantasy adventure revolving around the development of cinema has been both a U.S. critics' favorite and a major box office disappointment. It was also the National Board of Review's Best Film of 2011. The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, however, opted for another nostalgic look at cinema's past: Michel Hazanavicius' French-Belgian co-production The Artist – a silent, black-and-white A Star Is Born-ish comedy-drama starring Jean Dujardin as a Douglas Fairbanks type whose Hollywood career goes fast downhill while a former unknown (Bérénice Bejo) rises to top stardom. Besides veteran Christopher Lee (The Horror of Dracula, The Wicker Man), the cast of the Anglo-American Hugo includes Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Richard Griffiths, Best Actor Oscar winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, 1982) as film pioneer Georges Méliès, and two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law (as Best Supporting Actor for The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999; as Best Actor for Cold Mountain, 2003). John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) was credited for the screenplay based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

National Board of Review & Washington D.C. Critics opt for different homages to cinema's past

Martin Scorsese's U.K./U.S.-made, French-set homage to cinema's early years, the well-received box office disappointment Hugo, was the National Board of Review's Best Film of 2011. Scorsese was voted Best Director.

The Best Foreign Language Film was Asghar Farhadi's Iranian drama A Separation, already considered the top Academy Award contender in that category.

George Clooney and veteran Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King) were expected choices in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories for, respectively, Alexander Payne's The Descendants and Mike Mills' Beginners.

But Tilda Swinton and Shailene Woodley were moderate surprises in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories for, respectively, We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Descendants.

Another National Board of Review winner in the acting categories was Tate Taylor's female-centered, socially conscious The Help, selected the year's Best Ensemble.

The extensive cast includes Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen, Chris Lowell, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O'Reilly, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, Brian Kerwin, and Wes Chatham.

Female-centered 'The Help' vs. female-centered 'Bridesmaids'

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association matched the National Board of Review awards in the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Animated Feature (Gore Verbinski's Rango), and Best Screenplay categories (original: 50/50; adaptation: The Descendants).

Among the other Washington D.C. winners were:

  • Best Picture: Michel Hazanavicius' French-made, U.S.-set homage to the silent era (and EFA Award also-ran), The Artist.
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Pedro Almodóvar's unusual (mostly) drama The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya.
  • Best Actress: Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller Drive.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help.
  • Best Ensemble: Not The Help, but Paul Feig's female-centered, socially anarchic Bridesmaids, featuring Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Lucas, and two-time Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman, 1978; Starting Over, 1979).

Besides topping the National Board of Review's and the Washington D.C. Film Critics' Best Animated Feature category, Rango, featuring the voices of Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher, among others, was also the big winner at the Annie Awards. See further below.

National Board of Review winners

Best Film: Hugo.

Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order)
The Artist.
The Descendants.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The Ides of March.
J. Edgar.
The Tree of Life.
War Horse.

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo.

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation, dir.: Asghar Farhadi.

Top Five Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
13 Assassins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.
Le Havre.
Point Blank.

Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants.

Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners.

Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants.

Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne & Jim Rash, The Descendants.

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

Top Five Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
Born to Be Wild.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
Project Nim.

Best Animated Feature: Rango.

Best Ensemble Cast: The Help.

Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy;
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender for A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class.

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call.

Top Ten Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
Another Earth.
A Better Life.
Cedar Rapids.
Margin Call.
Take Shelter.
We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Win Win.

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: The Harry Potter franchise, for a distinguished translation from Book to Film.

NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime & Pariah.


Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film
* The Artist.
The Descendants.
Win Win.

Best Foreign Language Film
13 Assassins.
Certified Copy.
I Saw the Devil.
* The Skin I Live In.

Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris.
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist.
Alexander Payne, The Descendants.
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive.
* Martin Scorsese, Hugo.

Best Actor
* George Clooney, The Descendants.
Jean Dujardin, The Artist.
Michael Fassbender, Shame.
Brad Pitt, Moneyball.
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter.

Best Actress
Viola Davis, The Help.
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady.
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin.
* Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn.

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn.
* Albert Brooks, Drive.
John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Christopher Plummer, Beginners.
Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist.
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids.
Carey Mulligan, Shame.
* Octavia Spencer, The Help.
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants.

Best Acting Ensemble
* Bridesmaids.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The Help.
Margin Call.

Best Adapted Screenplay
* Alexander Payne, Nate Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants.
Tate Taylor, The Help.
John Logan, Hugo.
Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball.
Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris.
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist.
Tom McCarthy, Win Win.
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids.
* Will Reiser, 50/50.

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin.
Arthur Christmas.
Puss in Boots.
* Rango.
Winnie the Pooh.

Best Documentary
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.
* Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life.
Project Nim.

Best Cinematography
Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist.
Robert Richardson, Hugo.
Manuel Alberto Claro, Melancholia.
* Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life.
Janusz Kaminski, War Horse.

Best Score
* Ludovic Bource, The Artist.
Cliff Martinez, Drive.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Howard Shore, Hugo.
John Williams, War Horse.

Best Art Direction
Lawrence Bennett, Production Designer; Gregory S. Hooper, Art Director, The Artist.
Stuart Craig, Production Designer; Stephenie McMillan, Set Decorator, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
* Dante Ferretti, Production Designer; Francesca Lo Schiavo, Set Decorator, Hugo.
Jack Fisk, Production Designer; Jeanette Scott, Set Decorator, The Tree of Life.
Rick Carter, Production Designer; Lee Sandales, Set Decorator, War Horse.


Annie Awards: Select winners and nominations

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin.
Arthur Christmas.
Cars 2.
A Cat in Paris.
Chico & Rita.
Kung Fu Panda 2.
Puss in Boots.
* Rango.

Directing in a Feature Production
Carlos Saldanha, Rio.
Chris Miller, Puss in Boots.
Don Hall & Stephen Anderson, Winnie the Pooh.
Gore Verbinski, Rango.
* Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda 2.
Kelly Asbury, Gnomeo & Juliet.

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Bob Logan, Puss in Boots.
David Gosman & Josh Hayes, Rango.
Gary Graham & Philip Craven, Kung Fu Panda 2.
* Jeremy Spears, Winnie the Pooh.
Kris Pearn, Arthur Christmas.
Nelson Yokota, Gnomeo & Juliet.
Scott Morse, Cars 2.

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Ashley Jensen as Bryony, Arthur Christmas.
* Bill Nighy as Grandsanta, Arthur Christmas.
Gary Oldman as Shen, Kung Fu Panda 2.
James Hong as Mr. Ping, Kung Fu Panda 2.
Jemaine Clement as Nigel, Rio.
Jim Cummings as Featherstone, Gnomeo & Juliet.
Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty, Puss in Boots.

Writing in a Feature Production
Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Mark Burton, Kathy Greenburg, Emily Cook, Rob Sprackling, John R. Smith, Kelly Asbury, Steve Hamilton, Gnomeo & Juliet.
Brian Kesinger, Kendelle Hoyer, Don Dougherty, Clio Chang, Don Hall, Stephen Anderson, Winnie the Pooh.
* John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit, Rango.
Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham, Arthur Christmas.
Steve Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cronish, The Adventures of Tintin.

Production Design in a Feature Production
Harley Jessup, Cars 2.
Paul Felix, Winnie the Pooh.
* Raymond Zilbach, Kung Fu Panda 2.
Tom Cardone, Kyle MacNaughton & Peter Chan, Rio.

Editing in a Feature Production
Clare Knight, A.C.E., Kung Fu Panda 2.
* Craig Wood, A.C.E., Rango.
Eric Dapkewicz, Puss in Boots.
Michael Kahn, The Adventures of Tintin.
Stephen Schaffer, A.C.E., Cars 2.

Music in a Feature Production
Henry Jackman, Puss in Boots.
* John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin.
Mikael Mutti, Siedah Garrett, Carlinhos Brown, Sergio Mendes, John Powell, Rio.
Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Henry Jackman, Robert Lopez, Winnie the Pooh.



Winsor McCay Award: Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring, Ronald Searle.

June Foray Award: Art Leonardi.

Special Achievement Award: Depth Analysis.


European Film Award winners' quotes via The Hollywood Reporter.

Kirsten Dunst Melancholia image: Christian Geisnaes / Magnolia Pictures.

Stephen Frears photo: Sophia Baker / European Film Academy.

Christopher Lee Hugo image: Jaap Buitendijk / Paramount Pictures.

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