2022-11-08 13:56Press release

Five European Film Award nominations for Triangle of Sadness

Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson in Triangle of Sadness. Photo by Fredrik WenzelCharlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson in Triangle of Sadness. Photo by Fredrik Wenzel

The European Film Academy has today revealed the nominations for the European Film Awards. Palme d'Or winner Triangle of Sadness is nominated in five categories, including European Film, with Sanna Lenken's Berlinale winner Comedy Queen nominated for the Young Audience Award. Several nominations have also been announced for the Swedish co-productions Holy Spider, A House Made of Splinters and Godland.

Triangle of Sadness, written and directed by Ruben Östlund and produced by Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Plattform Produktion, is nominated in the categories European Film, European Director, European Screenplay, and European Actor (Zlatko Buric). In addition, the film has been nominated for the European University Award, which was announced a month ago.

Triangle of Sadness is a success around the world and has reached well over a million visitors. In France, 525,000 tickets have been sold so far and last week the film was shown in 600 cinemas in the USA. Recently, the film passed 100,000 sold tickets at Swedish cinemas.

The amazing success of Triangle of Sadness continues with these nominations. It is so fun and well-deserved. We also note with great pleasure that the co-productions Holy Spider, A House Made of Splinters and Godland, all made with support from the Swedish Film Institute, received several nominations, says Anette Novak, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.

Co-production Holy Spider, directed by Ali Abbasi and co-produced by Eva Åkergren, Nordisk Film Production, is nominated in four categories, including European Film, European Director, European Screenplay and European Actress (Zar Amir Ebrahimi).

Two more Swedish co-productions have received nominations: Danish-Icelandic-Swedish Godland by Hlynur Pálmason (co-produced by Mimmi Spång, Garagefilm International) nabbed a European Actor nomination for Elliot Crosset Hove, and Danish-Swedish A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont (co-produced by Tobias Jansson, Story) was nominated for European Documentary.

As announced earlier, Comedy Queen has been nominated for the Young Audience Award. The film, directed by Sanna Lenken, won the Crystal Bear at this year's Berlinale.

Comedy Queen, as well as Triangle of Sadness, Holy Spider and Godland, have been co-produced by Film i Väst.

The European Film Awards gala will take place in Reykjavik on Saturday 10 December.

Read more about the nominees at the EFA website.

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