Mumbai-based film "Slumdog Millionaire" will have the chance to get its glory in Europe. The Danny Boyle-directed movie is honored with four nominations at 2009 European Film Awards for European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter and European Cinematographer categories. Additionally, the lead actor, Dev Patel, is nominated to receive European Actor prize.
Competing with "Slumdog Millionaire" in the same five categories is Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet", which leads the pack with six nominations. The French prison tale additionally is nominated to take home Carlo di Palma European Cinematographer award. Joining the Mumbai-based film and the Tahar Rahim-starred movie as the possible big winners at the award ceremony is "The White Ribbon", which grabs four nods.
At the same event, Penelope Cruz is nominated as European Actress for her role in "Broken Embraces". She is going up against Kate Winslet in "The Reader", Charlotte Gainsbourg in "Antichrist", Yolande Moreau in "Seraphine", Noomi Rapace in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", and Katie Jarvis in "Fish Tank". Moreover, the film's helmer, Pedro Almodovar, is nominated for European Director.
The winner of the 22nd European Film Awards will be announced at a gala night which is going to be held on December 12 in Bochum, Germany. German comedy star Anke Engelke will serve as the host of the show, while British director Ken Loach and French actress Isabelle Huppert will be among the guests of the event.
List of Nominations at 2009 European Film Awards: