‘Quo Vadis, Aida?,’ Riz Ahmed’s ‘Flee’ Win Big at the European Film Awards

Paolo Sorrentino for “The Hand Of God”
6” Seidi Haarla in “Compartment No.
“Even Mice Belong In Heaven,” Dirs: Denisa Grimmová & Jan Bubeníček
"My Uncle Tudor," Dir: Olga Lucovnicova – WINNER” />
European Film
"Playground," Dir: Laura Wandel
Jasna Đuričić in “Quo Vadis, Aida?” – WINNER
European Actress
Jasmila Žbanić for “Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Julia Ducornau for “Titane”
“The Hand Of God,” Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
“Ninjababy,” Dir: Yngvild Sve Flikke – WINNER
Renate Reinsve in “The Worst Person In The World”
“Wolfwalkers,” Dirs: Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart
Jasmila Žbanić for “Quo Vadis, Aida?” – WINNER
Florian Zeller for “The Father”
“Compartment No. 6,” Dir: Juho Kuosmanen
Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt for “The Worst Person In The World”
European Comedy
"Bella," Dir: Thelyia Petraki
Radu Jude for “Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn”
"Lamb," Dir: Valdimar Jóhannsson
“Flee,” Dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen – WINNER
“The Most Beautiful Boy In The World,” Dirs: Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri
“Quo Vadis, Aida?,” Dir: Jasmila Žbanić – WINNER
Tahar Rahim in “The Mauritanian”
Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton for “The Father” – WINNER
"In Flow of Words," Dir: Eliane Esther Bots
Check out the winners and nominees, voted on by more than 4,200 members of the European Film Academy, below:
“Taming The Garden,” Dir: Salomé Jashi
“The Father,” Dir: Florian Zeller
European Screenwriter
“The Ape Star,” Dir: Linda Hambäck
Anthony Hopkins in “The Father” – WINNER
European Animated Feature Film
"The Whaler Boy," Dir: Philipp Yuryev
Vincent Lindon in “Titane”
6” Yuriy Borisov in “Compartment No.
“Titane,” Dir: Julia Ducournau
“Flee,” Dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen – WINNER
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
European Short Film
"Promising," Young Woman Dir: Emerald Fennell – WINNER
“The Morning After,” Dir: Méliane Marcaggi
Franz Rogowski in “Great Freedom”
Žbanić also took home the Best Director award. Directed by Jasmila Žbanić, the film was named the European Film of 2021. "Quo Vadis, Aida?" took home the top prize at the European Film Awards on Saturday evening.
"Easter Eggs," Dir: Nicolas Keppens
“Where Is Anne Frank,” Dir: Ari Folman
"Displaced," Dir: Samir Karahoda
Other winners included "Flee," an animated documentary about the refugee experience executive produced by Riz Ahmed, which was awarded Best Documentary and Best Animated Film while Jasna Đuričić won the European Actress statuette for her role in "Quo Vadis, Aida?" and Anthony Hopkins took home the Best Actor award for his performance in "The Father."
“Babi Yar. Context,” Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
"Beginning," Dir: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Nominees, presenters and winners participated in a mixture of live, virtual and pre-recorded formats. Hosted by German actor Annabelle Mandeng, the awards were originally supposed to have been held in person during a socially distanced event in Berlin but with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 coursing through Europe a decision was taken to have a mostly virtual ceremony instead.
European Actor
European Documentary
Radu Jude for “Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn”
“Mr Bachmann And His Class,” Dir: Maria Speth
Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman”
Agathe Rousselle in “Titane”
"Pleasure," Dir: Ninja Thyberg
European Director
Paolo Sorrentino for “The Hand Of God”
“The People Upstairs,” Dir: Cesc Gay

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