Tom Schilling alias Kurt Barnert when Painting in “work without the author”

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Who takes the Golden boy at this year’s Academy awards to take home, has already been decided. 19. February has ended, the Voting official. The votes are now counted, and the winners on 24. February proclaimed. The German contribution “works without the author” by Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (45) is nominated in two categories, the “Best foreign language Film”, as well as Caleb Deschanel (74) for the “Best camera”. What are the chances of getting one of the trophies?

“Roma” as a favorite

In the category “Best foreign language Film” has acted in the competition. The Mexican contribution “Roma” from Director Alfonso Cuarón (57) with a total of ten nominations as the favorite in the Oscar race. The Netflix movie won at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Critics’ Choice Awards. Also, Capernaum – city of hope” from Lebanon that has won at the Cannes film festival the Jury prize, and “Cold Was The latitude of love” from Poland and “Shoplifters – family ties” from Japan have been nominated “.

The second nomination in the category “Best camera” quite as a Surprise can be considered. For cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, father of Actresses Emily Deschanel (42, “bones”) and Zooey Deschanel (39, “New Girl”), it is the sixth Oscar nomination. Most recently, he was awarded in 2005 for “the Passion of The Christ”. A Triumph, he had previously denied. Also in 2019, he Was a strong competitor: Alfonso Cuarón for “Roma”, Matthew Libatique (50) for “A Star Is Born”, Robbie Ryan (49) for “The Favourite – intrigue and madness” and Lukasz Zal (37) for “Cold – The latitude of love” make him the Golden boy in dispute.

An illustrious round

Should “work without the author” is empty, you can take comfort in the Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, he already has a Golden boy at home. In 2007, he sat down with the Stasi Drama “the lives of Others” quite surprisingly, in the category “Best foreign language Film”. At the time, most had expected more of a Triumph of the Mexican contribution, “pan’s Labyrinth” by Guillermo del Toro (54, “Shape of Water – The Whisper of the water”).

In the category “Best foreign language Film” in the history of the Academy Awards alongside “the lives of Others” in the past, two other German contributions. Director Volker Schlöndorff (79) won in 1980 with “The tin drum” and Director Caroline Link (54) in 2003 for “Nowhere in Africa”. In the case of the excellent Austrian contributions “The counterfeiters” (2008) and “love” (2013) is co-productions with Germany. The rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences say, however, that only one country can suggest a movie.

However, the highly acclaimed and nominated German films “Toni Erdmann”, “The white ribbon – A German children’s story”, “Sophie Scholl – The final days” or “The downfall”, for example, blank is assumed. As the saying goes: It’s all in.