On December 1, 2007 the European Film Academy doled out their 20th annual European Film Awards in Berlin. The ceremony’s two biggest awards, European Film 2007 and European Director 2007, went to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a Romanian film directed by Cristian Mungiu.
European Actor 2007 went to Sasson Gabai for his work in The Band’s Visit, an Israeli film directed by Eran Kolirin that also won the European Discovery 2007 award. The Last King of Scotland was nominated for five awards but won none, as critical darling Helen Mirren received yet another prize (European Actress 2007) for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.
Also given out at the ceremony were several special awards including the People’s Choice Award 2007 (La Sconosciuta by Giuseppe Tornatore) and the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award (Jean-Luc Godard).
For the complete list of winners visit http://www.europeanfilmacademy.org.