Home From Home & The Dark Valley Big Winners At German Oscars

Moviemaker Edgar Reitz's acclaimed period film Home From Home and western The Dark Valley were the big winners at the Lola German Film Awards on Friday (09May14).

Reitz's historic epic picked up Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenwriting trophies at the German version of the Oscars, while western The Dark Valley claimed an eight-trophy haul, including a virtual sweep of the technical prizes, and was named runner-up in the Best Film category.

Comedian Dieter Hallervorden took home the Best Actor Lola for his portrayal of a former marathon runner training for a final run in His Last Race and newcomer Jordis Triebel picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in period drama West.

Sandra Huller (Finsterworld) and Tobias Moretti (The Dark Valley) were named Best Supporting Actress and Actor.

The full list of winners is:

Best Film - Home From Home

Best Documentary - Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

Best Children’s Film - Windstorm

Best Screenplay - Edgar Reitz & Gert Heidenreich for Home From Home

Best Director - Edgar Reitz for Home From Home

Best Actress - Jordis Triebel for West

Best Actor - Dieter Hallervorden for His Last Race

Best Supporting Actress - Sandra Huller for Finsterworld

Best Supporting Actor - Tobias Moretti for The Dark Valley

Best Cinematography - Thomas W. Kiennast for The Dark Valley

Best Editing - Hansjorg Weissbrich for Two Lives

Best Set Design - Claus Rudolf Amler for The Dark Valley

Best Costume Design - Natascha Curtius-Hoss for The Dark Valley

Best Make Up - Helene Lang & Roman Braunhofer for The Dark Valley

Best Film Music - Matthias Weber for The Dark Valley

Best Sound Design - Dietmar Zuson, Christof Ebhardt & Tschangis Chahrokh for The Dark Valley

Highest Cinema Attendance - Suck Me Shakespeer

Bernd Eichinger Prize - Razor Film

Lifetime Achievement Honor - Helmut Dietl


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