The big winners at the Gopo Awards Gala 2020 (the updated list)
The Gopo Awards Gala had to postpone its March edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned with a reinvented, unique edition which took place outdoors, with all the safety and prevention measures in place.
Held on June 29, at Verde Stop Arena, the event started at 7.30 pm and was broadcast live on ProTV Plus and on the Gopo website. The awards ceremony was presented by Alex Bogdan and began at 8:30 pm.
The entire event can also be watched in rerun on July 1, at 10.30 pm, on Pro Cinema.
The film with the most nominations is La Gomera (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu), and the nominated films in the Best Picture category are Marona’s Fantastic Tale (dir. Anca Damian), La Gomera (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu), Monsters. (dir. Marius Olteanu), Parking (dir. Tudor Giurgiu) and Touch Me Not (dir. Adina Pintilie).
As for the Directing category, the nominees are Adina Pintilie (Touch Me Not), Anca Damian (Marona’s Fantastic Tale), Catalin Mitulescu (Heidi), Corneliu Porumboiu (La Gomera) and Marius Olteanu (Monsters.).
Actress Adela Marculescu received the Lifetime Achievement Gopo Award, and actor Virgil Andriescu the Lifetime Career Gopo Award.
The complete list of winners for each category can be found down below:
Best Picture: Corneliu Porumboiu (La Gomera)
“Corneliu had the determination to do something special and new, and the fact that tonight we’ve received recognition from our peers as well is extraordinary.” – Patricia Poienaru
Directing: Corneliu Porumboiu (La Gomera)
Actor in a Leading Role: Iulian Postelnicu (Arest)
Actress in a Leading Role: Judith State (Monștri.)
Actor in a Supporting Role: István Téglás (La Gomera)
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rodica Lazăr (La Gomera)
Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu (La Gomera)
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea (La Gomera)
Film Editing: Roxana Szel (La Gomera)
Sound Editing: Andre Rigaut, Sophie Chiabaut, Niklas Skarp, Christian Holm (La Gomera)
Music (Original Score): Pablo Pico (L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona)
Production Design: Simona Pădurețu (La Gomera)
Costume Design: Ana Ioneci, Claudia Bunea (Queen Marie of Romania)
Makeup and Hairstyling: Domnica Bodogan, Nastasia Mateiu, Clara Tudose (Queen Marie of Romania)
Debut Film: Touch Me Not (dir. Adina Pintilie)
“The characters in Touch Me Not really wanted to have a dialogue with the audience about the uncomfortable position the film puts you through. […] It’s an open invitation to dialogue and the viewer enters the same self-reflective process that we went through. We all grow up with some ideas on intimacy, but things are much more complex.” – Adina Pintilie
Documentary (Feature): The Distance Between Me and Me (dir. Dana Bunescu, Mona Nicoară; producer: Ada Solomon)
“This project is the first project I have dreamed of since I’ve become a producer on my very own. This film about wonderful women. […] I’m most grateful to Nina Cassian for teaching me to be who I am now. […] Tonight, I would like to ask you to get closer to the Romanian documentary.” – Ada Solomon
Romanian Society of Cinematographers Prize: Tudor Mircea (La Gomera)
Short Film: Havana, CUBA (dir. Andrei Huțuleac)
“We believe that film can have an artistic stance and still be liked by many. And that’s what we’re working for.” – Andrei Huțuleac
Documentary (Short Subject): El iubește ochi mei (dir. Enxhi Rista)
Young hope: Cătălina Mihai (Heidi)
European Film: Dolor y Gloria (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Adela Marculescu
“I would have loved to hug you all, but that’s not allowed now. Thank you very much.” – Adela Marculescu
Lifetime Career Awards: Virgil Andriescu
“I thank you all for giving me this award which will accompany me for the rest of my life.” – Virgil Andriescu
Special Awards: Cristina Ionescu, Radu Cosasu
Audience Award: Oh, Ramona! (dir. Cristina Iacob) – 256,111 spectators and 5,016,357 lei in revenue, 5Gang: Another kind of Christmas (dir. Matei Dima) – 167,025 spectators and 3,762,478 lei in revenue.