Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" leads the competition with six nominations that include that of Best European Film category.
Choosing a list of great big screen pictures, the European Film Academy has officially announced Saturday, November 4 the nominees for its 2006 European Film Awards set to take place in Warsaw, Poland on December 2.
Among those candidates, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" have both delightfully scored the most nominations, each landing six nominations, including those of Best European Film, Best European Actress, and Best European Director.
Close behind the two features in the EFA-nomination stakes is Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" which received five nominations. Meanwhile, Susanne Bier's dramatic effort "After the Wedding" and Joe Wright's period piece "Pride and Prejudice" each take two nods, the latter being nominated for minor categories of best cinematography and score.
Other movies nominated include "Breakfast on Pluto", "The Secret Life of Words", "Grbavica", and "The Road to Guantanamo." For complete list of nominees, please go to http://www.europeanfilmacademy.org/htm/4release192006.html.