The 25th European Film Awards were held this evening in Malta with Michael Haneke’s Amour taking the best picture, director, actor and actress honors. Going in, the Cannes Palme d’Or winner led the nominations with six nods. The categories it did not win were screenwriting, which went to Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt, and cinematography which was scooped by Sean Bobbitt for Shame. Helen Mirren and Bernardo Bertolucci were also on hand to receive the European Achievement in World Cinema and the Lifetime Achievement awards, respectively. Apart from the prizes, the lively ceremony included a marriage proposal, a liberal use of the f-word and a video comparing Hollywood movies to junk food. The EFAs are the European equivalent of the Oscar, “Or, as they call them in America, ‘The What?’,” host Anke Engelke quipped. The awards are handed out by the European Film Academy and honor only films hailing from Europe. Below is a full list of winners:

EUROPEAN FILM
Amour, dir Michael Haneke (Austria/France/Germany)

DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke for Amour

ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

ACTOR
Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour

SCREENWRITER
Tobias Lindholm & Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Sean Bobbitt for Shame

EDITOR
Joe Walker for Shame

PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2012
Maria Djurkovic for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

COMPOSER
Alberto Iglesias for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

DISCOVERY – FIPRESCI PRIZE
Kauwboy, dir Boudewijn Koole (Netherlands)

DOCUMENTARY
Winter Nomads, dir Manuel von Stürler (Switzerland)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Alois Nobel, dir Tomas Lunak (Czech Republic-Germany-Slovakia)

SHORT FILM
Superman, Spiderman, Or Batman, dir Tudor Giurgiu (Romania)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM
Hasta La Vista, dir Geoffrey Enthoven (Belgium)

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