Hungarian Film Awards: Oscar Nominee ‘On Body and Soul’ Wins Top Prizes

A total of twenty-three awards were presented during the 3rd Hungarian Film Awards Gala, held at the Vígszínház on Sunday. Hungary’s Oscar entry, Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, won in five categories, including Best Film and Best Director.

Members of the Hungarian Film Academy selected the nominees and the winners in five genres and 16 professional categories from the works presented during the 4th Hungarian Film week, held between 8-11 February.

3rd Hungarian Film Awards – Best Film (On Body and Soul). (photo: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)

Enyedi’s Golden Bear-winning, Academy Award nominee romantic drama, which takes place in a slaughterhouse, won almost all big categories, namely the Best Film, Director and Script, while leading actress Alexandra Borbély, who was recently named ‘Best European Actress’ took home the Best Actress Award. Réka Tenki won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the psychiatrist in On Body and Soul.

Péter Fazekas’s Árulók won Best Television Film and four additional awards in its category, including Best Director and Best Script: in addition, leads  Sztarenki Dóra and Géza D. Hegedűs won Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. Bernadett Tuza-Ritter won Best Documentary with her film Egy nő fogságban, while Adam Freund’s Földiek received the Best small film award and Pataki Szandra’s WireLess got best animation.

Péter Rudolf received Best actor in a Feature film for his role in the film 1945. Marcell Rév went home with the award for Best Cinematographer, and Márton Agh won best visual design, for their work in Jupiter Holdja.

Péter Rudolf – Best Actor (1945). (photo: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)

The audience prize went to Kincsem, a period film by Gábor Herendi about a famous Hungarian race horse. The film also received Best Costume Design (Ibolya Bárdosi) and best Make-up and Hair (Rita Fekete, Ildikó Makk and Kata Jónás). The best composer prize was awarded to Tibor Szemző (1945) and best sound engineering to Gábor Balázs (A Viszkis).

During the Hungarian film week, a total of 131 films competed at the Corvin Cinema in five categories, and members of the Hungarian Film Academy voted for the nominees of the 3rd Hungarian Film Awards.

via MTI