Saturday, March 10, 2018

Český lev

Tonight is the 25th annual Český lev, Czech Lion, film awards.  The award is given by the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) and it is the local equivalent of the Oscar or a BAFTA award.  The first awards were in 1993.

A new version of the award was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary.  Each glass statue took about three days to create.

The award categories are:  Best Film, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Music, Best Stage Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

There are two television awards presented for Best Television Film or Miniseries and Best Television Drama Series.

There are also non-statutory awards for Best Film Poster, Award of Film Fans, and the Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film.

This year the films with the most nominations are Bába z ledu (Ice Mother) with 15 nominations, Po strništi bos (Barefoot) with 13 nominations, and Milada with 10 nominations.

Very much like the Academy Awards, I haven't seen any of the films that are nominated for awards.

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