Moviemaker Edgar Reitz's acclaimed period film Home From Home and western The Dark Valley were the big winners at the Lola German Film Awards on Friday (09May14).
Reitz's historic epic picked up Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenwriting trophies at the German version of the Oscars, while western The Dark Valley claimed an eight-trophy haul, including a virtual sweep of the technical prizes, and was named runner-up in the Best Film category.
Comedian Dieter Hallervorden took home the Best Actor Lola for his portrayal of a former marathon runner training for a final run in His Last Race and newcomer Jordis Triebel picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in period drama West.
Sandra Huller (Finsterworld) and Tobias Moretti (The Dark Valley) were named Best Supporting Actress and Actor.
The full list of winners is:
Best Film - Home From Home
Best Documentary - Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
Best Children’s Film - Windstorm
Best Screenplay - Edgar Reitz & Gert Heidenreich for Home From Home
Best Director - Edgar Reitz for Home From Home
Best Actress - Jordis Triebel for West
Best Actor - Dieter Hallervorden for His Last Race
Best Supporting Actress - Sandra Huller for Finsterworld
Best Supporting Actor - Tobias Moretti for The Dark Valley
Best Cinematography - Thomas W. Kiennast for The Dark Valley
Best Editing - Hansjorg Weissbrich for Two Lives
Best Set Design - Claus Rudolf Amler for The Dark Valley
Best Costume Design - Natascha Curtius-Hoss for The Dark Valley
Best Make Up - Helene Lang & Roman Braunhofer for The Dark Valley
Best Film Music - Matthias Weber for The Dark Valley
Best Sound Design - Dietmar Zuson, Christof Ebhardt & Tschangis Chahrokh for The Dark Valley
Highest Cinema Attendance - Suck Me Shakespeer
Bernd Eichinger Prize - Razor Film
Lifetime Achievement Honor - Helmut Dietl
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
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