Gopo Awards 2021 – And the winners are…

8 July, 2021

The 15th edition of the Gopo Awards Gala took place on June 29, at the “Mihai Eminescu” Summer Theater. The ceremony was hosted by Romanian actor Adrian Nicolae and the event was broadcast live on the Voyo and TIFF Unlimited platforms, as well as on the Gopo Awards website.

Film critic Magda Mihăilescu and Enache Hărăbor, master model maker/sculptor and close collaborator of director Ion Popescu-Gopo, were honored this year with the Special Award, in recognition of their exceptional careers in cinema.

Theater, film and TV actor Costel Constantin received the Gopo Lifetime Achievement Award, offered by Apa Nova Bucharest.

Acasă, My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc), Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau), Ivana the Terrible (dir. Ivana Mladenovic), and Uppercase Print (dir. Radu Jude) competed for the top award, Best Picture.

The movies nominated this year in the European Film category were: Les Miserables (dir. Ladj Ly), Il Traditore (dir. Marco Bellocchio), It Must Be Heaven (dir. Elia Suleiman), and Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach).

Here is the full list of winners of the 2021 Gopo Awards:

Best Film

Collective (produced by Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana, Bernard Michaux, Hanka Kastelicova | Romania | Alexander Nanau Production, Samsa Film, HBO Europe)


Alexander Nanau (Collective)

Actor in a Leading Role

Mihai Călin (5 Minutes Too Late)

Actress in a Leading Role

Diana Cavallioti (5 Minutes Too Late)

Actor in a Supporting Role

Emanuel Pârvu (5 Minutes Too Late)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Elvira Deatcu (5 Minutes Too Late)

Writing (Screenplay)

Dorian Boguță, Loredana Novak (Legacy)


Oleg Mutu (Love 2. America)

Film Editing

Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu (Collective)


Tom Weber, Andreas Mühlschlegel, Lukás Moudrý (Acasă. My Home)

Music (Original Score)

Marius Leftărache, Matei Stratan, Cristina Chiosea (Legacy)

Production Design

Irina Moscu (Uppercase Print)

Costume Design

Mălina Ionescu (Legacy)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan (Uppercase Print)

Debut Film

Acasă. My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc)

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)

Live Action Short Film

In Between (dir. Ana Pasti, produced by Irena Isbășescu, Adrian Sitaru | Romania | 4Proof Film)

Documentary Short Subject

The deer passed in front of me (dir. Vlad Petri, produced by Vlad Petri | Romania | Activ Docs)

Animated Short Film

Death and the Knight (dir. Radu Gaciu, produced by Tudor Giurgiu, Adriana Bumbeș | Romania | Hai-Hui Entertainment)

Young Hope

Alma Buhagiar (for directing the short film Together)

European Film

Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach | UK | distributed by Independența Film)

Lifetime Achievement Gopo Award

Doina Levintza

Gopo Lifetime Achievement Award

Costel Constantin

RSC Prize for Best Image

Pătru Păunescu (Grandfather and Grandson)

Audience Prize

Miami Bici (dir. Jesús del Cerro)

Special Prize

Model sculptor Enache Hărăbor

Special Prize

Film critic Magda Mihăilescu

Writer, photographer and videographer. For Films in Frame she writes news about the latest happenings in the film world and brings to the readers' attention the productions that can be seen at the cinema. When she's not writing articles, she's photographing people in a small studio or searching for new cake recipes.