The winners of the 2022 Gopo Awards

3 May, 2022

The 16th edition of the Gopo Awards took place on May 3, at the National Theater Bucharest. The event was broadcast live on VOYO and TIFF Unlimited, as well as on the Gopo Awards website.

The Gopo Award for Best Film went to Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (dir. Radu Jude, producer: Ada Solomon | Romania; microFILM)

The other films competing for the big trophy were Poppy Field (dir. Eugen Jebeleanu), Malmkrog (dir. Cristi Puiu), Unidentified (dir. Bogdan George Apetri) and Otto the Barbarian (dir. Ruxandra Ghițescu).

The Best Director Award went to Cristi Puiu (Malmkrog).

Two of Romania’s great actors, Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihuț, were honored this year with the Gopo Lifetime Achievement Award.

Camera assistants Pompiliu Avram, Mihai Mihailescu and Constantin Nica received the Special Award, in recognition of their exceptional careers in cinema and major contribution to Romanian film.

Here are the winners of the 16th Gopo Awards:

Best Film: Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (dir. Radu Jude, producer: Ada Solomon| Romania; microFILM)

Directing: Cristi Puiu (Malmkrog)

Actor in a Leading Role: Bogdan Farcaș (Neidentificat)

Actress in a Leading Role: Katia Pascariu (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Alexandru Potocean (Câmp de maci)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Ioana Flora (Otto barbarul)

Writing (Screenplay): Iulian Postelnicu, Bogdan George Apetri (Neidentificat)

Cinematography: Tudor Vladimir Panduru (Malmkrog)

Film Editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc)

Sound: Dan Ștefan Rucăreanu, Ioan Filip and Matei Vasilache (România sălbatică)

Music (Original Score): Alexei Țurcan (România Sălbatică)

Production Design: Cristina Paula Ana Barbu (Malmkrog)

Costume Design: Oana Păunescu (Malmkrog)

Makeup and Hairstyling: Dana Roșeanu, Elena Tudor and Manuela Tudor (Malmkrog)

Debut Film: Câmp de maci (dir. Eugen Jebeleanu)

Documentary Feature: România sălbatică (dir. Dan Dinu, producers: Tudor Giurgiu, Matei Truța, Vlad Rădulescu, Hanka Kastelicová | Romania; NTD Film, Libra Films, HBO Europe, Avanpost Media)

Live Action Short Film: Prin oraș circulă scurte povești de dragoste (dir. Carina Gabriela Dașoveanu)

Documentary Short Subject: Același vis (dir. Vlad Petri)

Young Hope: Laurențiu Răducanu, cinematographer for După 40 de zile, Poate mai trăiesc și azi and the shorts When Night Meets Dawn, Interfon 15

European Film: Another Round (dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Danemarca; distributed in Romania by Bad Unicorn)

Lifetime Achievement Gopo Award: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihuț

RSC Prize for Best Image: Alexandru Sterian

Audience Prize: Tabăra (dir. Vali Dobrogeanu)

Special Prize: Pompiliu Avram, Mihai Mihăilescu and Constantin Nica



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