The German Film Prize will be awarded on April 24, 2020. Today, Wednesday (March 11), the German Film Academy announced the nominations in a total of 17 categories. With a total of eleven nominations, a film will be launched that will only be released in cinemas a few days before the award ceremony: "Berlin Alexanderplatz". The drama, which is about an illegal African immigrant who wants to build a new life in Berlin despite adverse circumstances, is nominated in eleven categories. Among other things, Welket Bungué (32) as "best male leading role" has hopes, just like Jella Haase (27) as "best female supporting role".
As for the number of nominations, the film "System Sprenger" follows just behind. The drama staged by Nora Fingscheidt (37) about the little rebel Benni (Helena Zengel, 12) is listed ten times, including in the king category "Best Feature Film". "Berlin Alexanderplatz", directed by Burhan Qurbani (39), is also entering the race here. Also nominated are "It's the spoken word" by Ilker Catak (36), "Lara" by Jan-Ole Gerster (42), "Undine" by Christian Petzold (59) and "Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding" by Hermine Huntgeburth ( 62). Fingscheidt, Qurbani and Catak are also nominated in the "Best Director" category.
Which actors are among the favorites?
Three players compete against each other in the "Best Male Lead Role" category. In addition to Welket Bungué for "Berlin Alexanderplatz", these are Albrecht Schuch (34) for "Systemsprenger" and Jan Bülow (23) for "Lindenberg! Do your thing". For women, Helena Zengel ("System Sprenger") was nominated for "Best Female Lead" as well as Anne Ratte-Polle (46, "The spoken word counts") and Alina Serban (32, "Gipsy Queen").
Jella Haase ("Berlin Alexanderplatz") and Gabriela Maria Schmeide (54) and Lisa Hagmeister (41), two actresses from "System Sprenger" are fighting for the "Best Female Supporting Role". Albrecht Schuch ("Berlin Alexanderplatz"), Godehard Giese (47, "The spoken word counts") and Pasquale Aleardi (48, "I've never been to New York") have chances in the category "Best Male Supporting Role".
The winners of two Lolas have already been determined. For "The Perfect Secret", Bora Dagtekin (41) received the undoped price for the "most popular German film of the year". So far, more than five million viewers have watched the film. The other honor is given to film director Edgar Reitz (87) in the form of the honorary award for outstanding services to German film.
The 70th presentation of the German Film Award will take place on April 24th in Berlin and will be broadcast live on ARD from 10:15 p.m. The so-called Lola is moderated for the second time as a result of Edin Hasanovic (27).