Jatopec wins at Czech cinema’s annual Lions event

– The event expressed support for Ukraine and organized a fundraiser to provide humanitarian assistance to the country.

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29M The edition of the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Czech Film and Television Academy, the Czech Lions, reflects the current situation, which is shaking the whole world, as the organizers and participants have expressed their support for Ukraine. The Czech and Film Television Academy canceled the traditional red carpet and party and instead donated 300,000 Czech crowns (about 12,000 euros) to help Ukraine. The event began with a Ukrainian diplomat Yvonne Perebinis Taking the microphone, thanked those watching for their support and called for a boycott of Russian cinema in the Czech Republic. Humanitarian fundraising for Ukraine continued throughout the evening and visitors were able to donate a total of 5.6 million Czech crowns (€ 216,722). Throughout the night, participants continued to express their support for the country in the face of military conflict.

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Two domestic films topped the nominations: biopic drama Zátopek [+leggi anche:
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. The latter dominated the Czech Film Critics Awards held in early February, as the movie won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script and Discovery of the Year awards for its director. Michael Nohezel. However, despite the success of Flick, members of the Czech Academy did not necessarily share the opinion of the film critics, and this proved to be another argument for the existence of two parallel domestic awards ceremonies.

Zátopek The Czech Lions topped the show, winning eight of the 13 nominations. Thus it won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Make-up and Hairstyling, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Set Design (plus two non-statutory awards, Best Film Poster and Film Fans Award). In addition, the Czech Film and Television Academy has selected Zátopek As a check deposit for the Oscar race.

Occupation Became the second-most acclaimed film of the night, winning three awards out of 13 nominations: Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Music. Emerging documentary Adela Kommerji Won the best documentary award at home Intensive life unit [+leggi anche:
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Puppet stop-motion feature Even rats belong to heaven The best animated film was Crown, while the short series Bojena, About the famous Czech woman writer, won Best Television Film or Miniseries and Best Costume Design. Growing talent in the field of animated documentaries Diana Cam Van Nguyen Won Best Short Film Award for his award-winning and festival-trotting autobiographical short (in addition to a non-statutory award for Best Student Film) Love, Dad (See interview). Van Nguyen donated all the money raised for his Magnesia Award for Best Student Film to Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine.

Here is the complete list of Czech Lion winners:

The best movie
Zátopek [+leggi anche:
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– David Ondreik, Christoph Mucha

The best documentary
Intensive life unit [+leggi anche:
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– Adela Kommerji

Best director
David Ondrick – Zátopek

Best Actress
Pavla Gazdoshikova – Emma in love (Czech Republic / Slovakia)

Best Actor
Václav Neužil – Zátopek

Best Supporting Actress
Anthony Farmanova – Occupation [+leggi anche:
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Best Supporting Actor
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(Czech Republic / Slovakia)

The best screenplay
Marek Šindelka, Vojtěch Mašek – Occupation

The best cinematography
Stepan Kuchera – Zátopek

Best Edit
Jaroslaw Kamiński – Zátopek

The best sound
Pavel Rezolek, Jakub Chech – Zátopek

The best music
La Petite Sonja, Hank J. Mancini – Occupation

The best Set Design
Jan Vlasak – Zátopek

The best costume design
Katarina Strabova Bilikova – Bojena

The best make-up and hairstyling
Jana Dopitova – Zátopek

The best television film or miniseries
Bojena – Lenka Vimerova

The best television drama series
Defendant – Tereza Kopakova, Tomas Fertech, Matej Podzimek

Best animated film
Even rats belong to heaven – Denisa Grimova, Jan Bubenichek (Czech Republic / France / Slovakia / Poland)

Best short film
Love, Dad – Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Extraordinary audiovisual achievement
Václav Marhoul – Painted birds [+leggi anche:
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(Czech Republic / Ukraine / Slovakia)

Honorary award for outstanding contribution to Czech cinema
Ivo Spazle

Non-statutory award

Magnesia Award for Best Student Film
Love, Dad – Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Best movie poster
Alesh Nazbrat, Jacob Spoorni, Julie Vrbelova – Zátopek

Film Fans Award
Zátopek – David Ondrechek

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