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Golden Globes nomination for „Toni Erdmann“

  • Nomination for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
  • 74th ceremony for the Golden Globe Awards on 8 January, 2017 in Beverly Hills
  • The Golden Globes are considered to be an important indicator for the Oscars

Golden prospects: Maren Ade’s Filmstiftung-backed tragicomedy „Toni Erdmann“ has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. In addition, the Düsseldorf-based composer Hauschka is nominated for the Best Film Score for „Lion“. This was announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Beverly Hills today. Following its five European Film Awards at the weekend, „Toni Erdmann“ will now be setting off for the West Coast as the German candidate in the race for honours as “Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language“. The 74th ceremony for the Golden Globe Awards will take be held on 8 January, 2017. The Golden Globes are considered to be an important indicator for the Oscars.

„Incredible! Two days after the enormous success at the European Film Awards, ‚Toni Erdmann‘ –  which the Filmstiftung NRW had played a significant role in helping to get off the ground – is now also on a roll in the USA. Once again, we may extend our hearty congratulations to Maren Ade and the whole crew on their nomination for the Golden Globe Awards that are considered as the most important indicator for the Oscar nominations“, says Petra Müller, CEO of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. „Shot in Aachen and Bucharest, world premiere in Cannes, festival appearances in Toronto and New York, among others, having just won five European Film Awards and now on the way to Beverly Hills: ,Toni Erdmann‘ is rocking the international film scene. We are now eagerly awaiting the award ceremony for the Globes on 8 January!“

Around 750,000 cinema-goers in Germany alone have now seen the hit comedy with Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek. Following its world premiere in Cannes, „Toni Erdmann“ was, among other things, the opening film of Filmfest München, screened at the Sarajevo Film Festival, as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as at the New York Film Festival. On 10 Dezember, the film received five European Film Awards in the categories for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actress and Best Actor. At the Film Festival Cologne in October, „Toni Erdmann“ was presented with the first NRW Film Prize as Best Feature Film and also received the 2016 LUX Film Prize. It was awarded the Guild Film Prize at the Filmkunstmesse in Leipzig. During the San Sebastian Film Festival, „Toni Erdmann“ was presented with the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2016 after having already received the film critics' FIPRESCI Award at the festival in Cannes. The comedy also has the chance of a prize in the category of Best International Film at the International Spirit Awards on the eve of the Oscar ceremony. „Toni Erdmann“ will be representing Germany on 24 January in the nominations race for the 89th Oscars.

„Toni Erdmann“ is a production of Komplizen Film in co-production with coop99Filmproduktion and Missing Link Films. SWR, WDR and ARTE participated in the production as broadcasters. Part of the film was shot in Aachen, and Bucharest was another location. The Film- und Medienstiftung is the main funder with a total of 785,000 Euros, with additional backing coming from MBB, FFHSH, FFF, DFFF, FFA, BKM, ÖFI, Filmstandort Austria, MEDIA and Eurimages.

The Düsseldorf-based Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician. His main instrument is the prepared piano. Objects like paper, drumsticks or marbles are placed on the piano strings to create peculiar sounds which take the instrument into unexpected directions. Hauschka composed for such films as „Schnee von gestern“ and „The Boy“.