Five German Film Awards Nominations

March 12, 2020

03/12/2020, Potsdam

The UFA movie “Ich war noch niemals in New York” has received five nominations for the prestigious awards. The musical film is in the running in the categories “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role”, “Best Production Design”, “Best Costume Design”, “Best Makeup” and “Best Visual Effects and Animation”. In addition, the film received three nominations for the Austrian Romy film and TV awards.

Yesterday, the German Film Academy in Berlin announced the nominees for this year’s German Film Awards: “Ich war noch niemals in New York” received a total of five “Lola” nominations in the categories “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” (Pasquale Aleardi), “Best Production Design” (Matthias Müsse), “Best Costume Design” (Thomas Oláh, Nora Bates), “Best Makeup” (Gerhard Zeiss) and “Best Visual Effects and Animation” (Sven Martin). The German Film Awards – the most prestigious and valuable awards for German films – are endowed with prize money from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media amounting to almost three million euro. Following the vote by the members of the German Film Academy, the prize money is presented by the German Minister of State for Culture, Monika Grütters. This year’s awards presentation will take place on April 24 at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin.


In addition, “Ich war noch niemals in New York” was nominated yesterday in a total of three categories for the Romy Academy Awards, the Austrian film and TV awards: for “Best Movie”, “Best Production Movie” (Regina Ziegler, Nico Hofmann, Sebastian Werninger, Klaus Graf, Christoph Müller, Freddy Burger) and “Best Cinematography Movie” (Thomas Kiennast). Lead actress Heike Makatsch was nominated for the Austrian Romy audience award as “Best Actress Movie/TV Film”. The Romy Academy awards will be presented on April 16, and the audience awards on April 18 in Vienna.

Ich war noch niemals in New York” is the adaptation of the musical of the same name and premiered in movie theaters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 17, 2019. The screenplay was written by Alexander Dydyna; Philipp Stölzl directed the movie, and Thomas W. Kiennast was responsible for the cinematography. 

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