Gopo Awards 2021 – The list of nominations

17 May, 2021

The nominations for one of the most important film events in Romania, the Gopo Awards, have been announced on Thursday, May 13. Acasă, My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc), Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau), Ivana the Terrible (dir. Ivana Mladenovic) and Uppercase Print (dir. Radu Jude) are the four films that entered the race for the main award. 16 feature films released in cinemas or on VOD platforms in 2020 were taken into account in the selection process.

Legacy (dir. Dorian Boguţă) and Ivana the Terrible (dir. Ivana Mladenovic) received the most nominations this year.

Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau) has not  been taken into consideration for the Documentary category at the request of the director.

This year’s jury consisted of film critics Iulia Blaga, Irina Trocan, Victor Morozov, Călin Boto and Gabriela Filippi, directors Marius Olteanu, Mona Nicoară and Nora Agapi, actress Emilia Dobrin, editor Eugen Kelemen, and Ioana Dragomirescu, coordinator of Elvire Popesco Cinema.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

Best Film

  • Acasă, My Home (produced by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Ümit Uludağ, Hanka Kastelicova, Ari Matikainen | Romania | Manifest Film, Corso Film, Kinocompany, HBO Europe)
  • Collective (produced by Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana, Bernard Michaux, Hanka Kastelicova | Romania | Alexander Nanau Production, Samsa Film, HBO Europe)
  • Ivana the Terrible (produced by Ada Solomon, Ivana Mladenovic | Romania | MicroFILM)
  • Uppercase Print (produced by Ada Solomon | Romania | MicroFILM)


  • Alexander Nanau (Collective)
  • Ivana Mladenovic (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Radu Ciorniciuc (Acasă, My Home)
  • Radu Jude (Uppercase Print)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Igor Babiac (Love 2. America)
  • Mihai Călin (5 Minutes Too Late)
  • Șerban Lazarovici (Uppercase Print)
  • Teodor Corban (Legacy)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Diana Cavallioti (5 Minutes Too Late)
  • Irina Rădulescu (Legacy)
  • Ivana Mladenovic (Ivana the Terrible)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Dragoș Bucur (Legacy)
  • Emanuel Pârvu (5 Minutes Too Late)
  • Lucian Ifrim (Legacy)
  • Miodrag Mladenovic (Ivana the Terrible)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ana Radu (5 Minutes Too Late)
  • Anca Pop (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Elvira Deatcu (5 Minutes Too Late)
  • Ioana Iacob (Uppercase Print)

Writing (Screenplay)

  • Dorian Boguță, Loredana Novak (Legacy)
  • Ivana Mladenovic, Adrian Șchiop (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Radu Jude, Gianina Cărbunariu (Uppercase Print)


  • Alexander Nanau (Collective)
  • Barbu Bălășoiu (Legacy)
  • Carmen Tofeni (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Oleg Mutu (Love 2. America)
  • Radu Ciorniciuc, Mircea Topoleanu (Acasă, My Home)

Film Editing

  • Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu (Collective)
  • Andrei Gorgan (Acasă. My Home)
  • Cătălin Cristuțiu (Uppercase Print)
  • Patricia Chelaru, Cătălin Cristuțiu (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Tudor D. Popescu (Legacy)


  • Alexandru Dumitru, Daniel Soare, Dejan Kragulj (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Andre Rigaut, Michal Fojcik (Love 2. America)
  • Jean Umansky, Dana Bunescu (Uppercase Print)
  • Mihai Grecea, Angelo Dos Santos, Michele Schillings (Collective)
  • Tom Weber, Andreas Mühlschlegel, Lukás Moudrý (Acasă. My Home)

Music (Original Score)

  • Bartosz Chajdecki (Love 2. America)
  • Flora Pop (Everything Will Not Be Fine)
  • Marius Leftărache, Matei Stratan, Cristina Chiosea (Legacy)

Production Design

  • Andreea Popa (Legacy)
  • Irina Moscu (Uppercase Print)
  • Mihaela Poenaru (Love 2. America)

Costume Design

  • Adina Bucur (5 Minute Too Late)
  • Dorin Negrău (Uppercase Print)
  • Iulia Popescu (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Mălina Ionescu (Legacy)

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan (Uppercase Print)
  • Dana Moldoveanu, Lidia Ivanov (Legacy)
  • Iulia Popescu, Dejana Petrucic (Ivana the Terrible)
  • Manuela Simionescu, Dana Roșeanu (5 Minute Too Late)

Debut Film

  • Acasă. My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc)
  • Everything Will Not Be Fine (dir. Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom)
  • Legacy (dir. Dorian Boguță)

Documentary Feature

  • Acasă. My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc, produced by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Ümit Uludağ, Hanka Kastelicova, Ari Matikainen | Romania | Manifest Film, Corso Film, Kinocompany, HBO Europe)
  • Wood (dir. Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger, produced by Vincent Lucassen, Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan | Romania | 4Proof Film)
  • Superhombre (dir. Lucian Mircu, Mircea Gherase, produced by Mircea Gherase, Lucian Mircu | Romania | Mircea Gherase PFA)
  • Everything Will Not Be Fine (dir. Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom, produced by Alexandru Solomon, Ada Solomon | Romania | Hi Film Productions)

Live Action Short Film

  • In Between (dir. Ana Pasti, produced by Irena Isbășescu, Adrian Sitaru | Romania | 4Proof Film)
  • Kaimos / Sorrow (dir. Sarra Tsorakidis, produced by Paul Negoescu | Romania | Papillon Film)
  • Laila (dir. Raya Al Souliman, produced by Paul Negoescu | Romania | Papillon Film)
  • The Land The Never Sleeps (dir. Andra Tarara, David Schwartz, produced by Andra Tarara, David Schwartz | Romania)

Animated Short Film

  • Candy Can (dir. Anton Octavian, produced by Mihai Mitrică | Romania | Safe Frame)
  • Cradle (dir. Paul Mureșan, produced by Mihai Mitrică | Romania |Safe Frame)
  • Death and the Knight (dir. Radu Gaciu, produced by Tudor Giurgiu, Adriana Bumbeș | Romania | Hai-Hui Entertainment)
  • Sașa and Petre (dir. Luca Istodor | Romania)

Documentary Short Subject

  • Take them into the light (dir. Ioana Grigore, produced by Ioana Grigore | Romania | U.N.A.T.C. I.L. Caragiale)
  • The deer passed in front of me (dir. Vlad Petri, produced by Vlad Petri | Romania | Activ Docs)
  • Everything for Riana (dir. Mihai Gavril Dragolea, produced by Mihai Gavril Dragolea, Ioana Lascăr | Romania | Vagabond Film, deFilm)
  • We Come One by One and We Leave at One’s Time (dir. Mihnea Toma | Romania | U.N.A.T.C. I.L. Caragiale)

Young Hope

  • Alma Buhagiar (for directing the short film Together)
  • Cătălin Rugină (for the cinematography of short films Duty and The Deer Hunting)
  • Gabor Bondi (for his part in the short film In Between)
  • Patricia Chelaru (for editing Ivana the Terrible)
  • Teona Galgoțiu (for directing the short films Elephant Far Away and I Look Back and It Disappears)

European Film

  • Il Traditore (dir. Marco Bellocchio | Italy, France, Germany, Brazil | distributed by Independența Film)
  • It Must Be Heaven (dir. Elia Suleiman | France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestinian territories | distributed by Independența Film)
  • Les Miserables (dir. Ladj Ly | France | distributed by Independența Film)
  • Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach | UK | distributed by Independența Film)

The Gopo Awards Gala will take place on June 28, 2021.

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