WARSAW: The Polish box office hit of 2016, Volhynia directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, got the most nods at the 2016 Polish Film Award - The Eagles nominations.
The list of nominations for the 18th edition of Polish Film Award - The Eagles was announced on 7 February 2015 in Warsaw. The nominated films were chosen in 17 categories out of over 50 feature films released in Polish cinemas in 2016 and 85 documentaries. The voting by the members of the Polish Film Academy began on 6 January 2017 and ended on 31 January . Volhynia, produced by Film It, which touches on one of the most painful episodes in the Polish and Ukrainian history, received 14 nominations including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor. It was followed by Last Family, directed by Jan P. Matuszyński and produced by Aurum Film, with ten nominations. Polish Film Awards - The Eagles are organised by the Independent Film Foundation since 1999. They are considered to be the Polish equivalent of American Oscars, French Cesars and British BAFTA awards. The films are chosen by over 600 members of the Polish Film Academy in a two-step vote. The 2016 Polish Eagles Ceremony is planned for 6 March 2016 in Warsaw and will be nationally broadcast by TVP 2. Full list of nominated films: BEST FILM I Am A Murderer / Jestem mordercąDirected by Maciej PieprzycaProduced by RE StudioCoproduced by the National Audiovisual Institute, TVP, Agora S.A., Monternia.pl.Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Last Family / Ostatnia Rodzina Directed by Jan P. Matuszyński Produced by Aurum Film Coproducted by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund Volyhnia / Wołyń Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski Produced by Film It Coproduced by TVP, Andrzej Łudziński Productions, Canal+ Polska, Bemar, National Audiovisual Institute Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Odra Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute BEST DIRECTING Maciej Pieprzyca for I Am A Murderer Jan P. Matuszyński for Last Family Wojciech Smarzowski for Volhynia BEST SCRIPT Maciej Pieprzyca for I Am A Murderer Robert Bolesto for Last Family Wojciech Smarzowski for Volhynia BEST ACTRESS Aleksandra Konieczna for Last Family Michalina Łabacz for Volhynia Dorota Kolak for United States Of Love / Zjednoczone stany miłości Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski Produced by Manana Coproduced by TVP, CommonGround Pictures, Film Väst Supported by the Polish Film Institute BEST ACTOR Mirosław Haniszewski for I Am A Murderer Andrzej Seweryn for Last Family Arkadiusz Jakubik for Volyhnia BEST PHOTOS Paweł Dyllus for I Am Murderer Jerzy Zieliński for Summer Solstice / Letnie przesilenie (Poland, Germany) Directed by Michał Rogalski Produced by Prasa i Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute Kacper Fertacz for Last Family Piotr Sobociński jr. for Volhynia BEST DOCUMENTARY Borthers / Bracia Directed by Wojciech Staroń Produced by Staron Film Coproduced by Mazovia Film Fund, TVP Supported by the Polish Film Institute Communion / Komunia Directed by Anna Zamecka Produced by Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe Supported by the Polish Film Institute Call Me Marianna / Mów mi Marianna Directed by Karolina Bielawska Produced by KALEJDOSKOP Film Studio Coproduced by TVP Supported by the Polish Film Institute BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Agata Kulesza for I Am Murderer Agata Buzek for Agnus Dei Directed by Anne Fontaine Produced by Aeroplan Film Coproduced by Mars Films, France 2 Cinema i Scope Picture (Belgium) Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Film Commission Poland Izabela Kuna for Volhynia BEST SUPPORT ACTOR Arkadiusz Jakubik for I Am Murderer Dawid Ogrodnik for Last Family Jacek Braciak for Volhynia
BEST EDITING Leszek Starzyński for I Am Murderer Agnieszka Glińska, Anna Zamecka, Wojciech Janas for Communion Paweł Laskowski for Volhynia Dorota Wardęszkiewicz for All These Sleepless Nights Directed by Michał Marczak Produced by Endorfina Studio, Pulse Films Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund Beata Walentowska for United States Of Love BEST COSTUMES Aleksandra Staszko for Baby Bump Directed by Kuba Czekaj Produced by Balapolis Supported by the Polish Film Institute Emilia Czartoryska and Joanna Wójcik for I am A Murderer Wanda Kowalska, Paweł Grabarczyk, Magdalena Rutkiewicz-Luterek, Agata Drozdowska for Volhynia BEST SOUND Marek Wronko for Wszystko gra Directed by Agnieszka Glińska Prodced by Scorpio Studio Supported by the Polish Film Institute Małgorzata Lewandowska, Andrzej Lewandowski for The Just / Sprawiedliwy Directed by Michał Szczerbic Prodced by WFDiF Supported by the Polish Film Institute Katarzyna Dzida-Hamela, Jacek Hamela for Volhynia DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR Anna Zamecka, Directing, Communion Jan P. Matuszyński, Directing, Last Family Michalina Łabacz, Lead Actress, for Volhynia BEST SCRIPTED TV SERIES Artists / Artyści Directed by Monika Strzępka Produced by TVP Teacher / Belfer Directed by Łukasz Palkowski Produced by TVN The Ranch/ Ranczo, season 10 Directed by Wojciech Adamczyk Produced by TVP BEST MUSIC Bartłomiej Gliniak for On The Boarder Directed by Wojciech Kasperski Produced by Metro Films in co-production with TVP, Alvernia Studios, Non Stop Film Service, Dreamsound Supported by the Polish Film Institute Maciej Zieliński for Servant Of God Directed by Mariusz Gawryś Produced by Prasa i Film in co-production with TVP, Odra Film, Orka Film Studio, WFDiF, Agora S.A. Supported by the Polish Film Institute Mikołaj Trzaska for Volhynia BEST SET DESIGN Joanna Wójcik for I am A Murderer Joanna Macha for Agnus Dei Jagna Janicka for Last Family Marek Zawierucha for Volhynia BEST EUROPEAN FILM Florence Foster Jenkins (UK, USA) Directed by Stephen Frears I, Daniel Blake (UK) Directed by Ken Loach Son of Saul (Hungary) Directed by László Nemes Produced by Laokoon Film Arts, Laokoon Filmgroup Supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund