European Film Awards 2019 – Winners Full List

The annual European Film Awards (EFAs) were hosted from the German capital Berlin on Saturday 7th December 2019, with Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winning dark comedy The Favourite winning big.

The period dramady won both the European Film and European Comedy awards, while also winning big in a number of individual categories to top the list of most wins with an unforeseen eight awards overall.

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas was also honoured during the event with the award for European Actor for his performance in Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory), in a ceremony headlined by Werner Herzog and Juliette Binoche who earned the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and the European Achievement in World Cinema award respectively.

Here is the full list of 2019 European Film Awards Winners:

European Film
The Favourite

European Comedy
The Favourite

European Discovery (Prix Fipresci)
Les Miserables

European Documentary
For Sama

European Animated Feature Film
Bunuel en El Laberinto De Las Tortugas (Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles)

European Short Film
Cadoul De Craciun (The Christmas Gift)

European Director
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

European Actress
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

European Actor
Antonio Banderas (Dolor y Gloria/Pain and Glory)

European Screenwriter
Celine Sciamma (Portrait de la Jeune Fille En Feu/Portrait of a Lady on Fire)

European Cinematography
Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)



European Editing
Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Favourite)

European Production Design
Antxon Gomez (Dolor y Gloria/Pain and Glory)

European Costume Design
Sandy Powell (The Favourite)

European Hair & Make-Up
Nadia Stacey (The Favourite)

European Original Score
John Gurtler (Systemsprenger/System Crasher)

European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Werner Herzog

European Achievement in World Cinema
Juliette Binoche

European Achievement in Fiction Series Award
Babylon Berlin

European Co-Production Award (Prix Eurimages)
Ankica Juric Tilic

People’s Choice Awards
Zimna Wojna (Cold War)

Click here for the full list of nominated films.


You can read The Film Magazine’s reviews of the European Film Awards winners at the following links…

  • The Favourite – “terrifically constructed from top to bottom.”
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire – “Timeless and incomparable, it has to be seen to be believed.”
  • Cold War – “phenomenal modern masterpiece by one of the great auteurs of our age.”

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