Patrick Vollrath (© Patrick Vollrath)

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT, DE/AT) by the German director Patrick Vollrath has been nominated for an Oscar® in the Best Live Action Short category. There were other nominations for the German co-productions BRIDGE OF SPIES by Steven Spielberg (US/DE/IN, Studio Babelsberg), THE DANISH GIRL by Tom Hooper (UK/US/DE, Senator Global Productions), MUSTANG by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (FR/DE/TR/QA, VISTAMAR Filmproduktion, Uhland Film) and AVE MARIA by Basil Khalil (PS/DE/FR, Flying Moon Filmproduktion). This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY by Patrick Vollrath (DE/AT), which was made at the Vienna Film Academy, received the bronze award in the Best Foreign Film category at the Student Oscars® 2015. The short about a weekend father who goes on a fateful journey with his eight-year-old daughter celebrated its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the independent sidebar of the Semaine de la Critique and, based on its festival appearances and awards, is one of the most successful shorts of 2015.

The German co-production BRIDGE OF SPIES by Steven Spielberg (US/DE/IN) received a total of six nominations (Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mark Rylance, Best Music – Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Writing – Original Screenplay). Principal photography for the spy thriller was mainly located in Germany, with Studio Babelsberg responsible for it as co-producer and executive production company. German actors such as Sebastian Koch, Burghart Klaußner or Max Mauff appeared opposite Tom Hanks. BRIDGE OF SPIES was backed by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Sebastian Koch can also be seen in THE DANISH GIRL (UK/US/DE) – co-produced on the German side by Senator Global Productions. The film by Tom Hooper received a total of four nominations for Eddie Redmayne as Best Actor in a Leading Role, Alicia Vikander as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.

The five nominated films in the Best Foreign Language Film category include the German co-production MUSTANG by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (FR/DE/TR/QA, VISTAMAR Filmproduktion, Uhland Film) for France. It was backed by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

Apart from EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, a nomination as Best Live Action Short also went to the German co-production AVE MARIA by Basil Khalil (PS/DE/FR, Flying Moon Filmproduktion).

All of the Oscar® nominations and further information can be found here.

The Oscar®-winners will be announced in a ceremony on 28 February 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Contact: Nicole Kaufmann