Yorgos Lanthimos wins “Best European Director” at European Film Awards

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Acclaimed Greek director, Yorgos Lanthimos dominated the European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday, December 7th, taking out eight awards for his film “The Favourite”.

One of these awards included the biggest award of the night – European Director.

Lanthimos’ wins came after his film “The Favourite” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards last year.

The film also won “Best European Film”, “Best European Comedy” and lead actress Olivia Colman won “Best European Actress” for her role in the film.

“The Favourite” has been described as a “tragicomedy” about the story of Queen Anne.

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