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Dame Judi Dench Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At The European Film Awards; "Gomorra" Scores Top Prize
Mon, 08 Dec 2008
Dame Judi Dench has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st European Film Awards on Saturday.
The 73-year-old veteran actress has accepted the accolade, which recognized her many years in the cinema and her contribution to the arts.
"Gomorra" by director Matteo Garrone has received the grand prize for the night, the European Film 2008, along with other major awards, including the director's and actor's trophy for Garrone and lead star Toni Servillo.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" also received a prize, the People's Choice Award, the only award decided by ordinary cinemagoers instead of the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy.
Next year's awards show will be in Essen, Germany.
The winners for the night are:
European Film 2008: "Gomorra" (Gomorrah)
European Director 2008: Matteo Garrone for "Gomorra"
European Actress 2008: Toni Servillo in Gomorra and "Il Divo"
European Actress 2008: Kristin Scott Thomas in "Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T'Aime" (I've Loved You So Long)
European Screenwriter 2008: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano for "Gomorra"
Carlo di Palma European Cinematographer Award 2008: Marco Onorato for "Gomorra"
European Film Academy Prix D'Excellence 2008: Magdalena Biedrzycka for costume design, "Katyn"
European Composer 2008: Max Richter for "Waltz with Bashir"
European Discovery 2008: "Hunger"
European Film Academy Critics' Award 2008 - Prix FIPRESCI: Abdellatif Kechiche for "La Graine Et Le Mulet" (The Secret of the Grain/Couscous)
European Film Academy Short Film 2008 - Prix UIP: "Frankie" by Darren Thornton
European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Dame Judi Dench
European Achievement in World Cinema 2008: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg
People's Choice Award 2008: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
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