Czech Lion

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Czech Lion
Český lev
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic (and, at least historically, televisual) achievements
Country  Czech Republic
Presented by Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA)
First awarded 25 July 1994 (to honor achievements of 1993/4)
Official website http://www.ceskylev.cz/

The Czech Lion Awards (Czech: Český lev) are annual awards that recognize accomplishments in filmmaking and television. It is the highest award of achievement in film awarded in the Czech Republic. The jury is composed of members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA).

Eligible films must have been released in the year prior to the awards ceremony, and must have been at least co-produced by a Czech film studio.

The 21st Czech Lion Awards ceremony will be held at the Rudolfinum concert hall in Prague on 22 February 2014 and will be broadcast on Česká televize.[1]

Categories[edit]

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Actor in Leading Role
  • Best Actress in Leading Role
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Artistic Contribution to Czech Cinema
  • Most Popular Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Film Poster

Also:

  • The Magnesie Award for Best Foreign Film
  • The Sazka Award for Best Unseen Screenplay
  • The Film Critics' Award
  • The Premiere Readers' Award
  • The Stuffed Lion for the Worst Film (won three times by the series Kameňák)

Best film winners[edit]

Year English Name Original Name Director
1993 Big Beat Šakalí léta Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk
1994 Thanks for Every New Morning Díky za každé nové ráno Šteindler, MilanMilan Šteindler
1995 The Garden Záhrada Šulík, MartinMartin Šulík
1996 Kolya Kolja Svěrák, JanJan Svěrák
1997 Buttoners Knoflíkáři Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka
1998 Sekal Has to Die Je třeba zabít Sekala Michálek, VladimírVladimír Michálek
1999 Idiot Returns Návrat idiota Gedeon, SašaSaša Gedeon
2000 Divided We Fall Musíme si pomáhat Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk
2001 Little Otik Otesánek Švankmajer, JanJan Švankmajer
2002 Year of the Devil Rok ďábla Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka
2003 Boredom in Brno Nuda v Brně Morávek, VladimírVladimír Morávek
2004 Up and Down Horem pádem Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk
2005 Something Like Happiness Štěstí Sláma, BohdanBohdan Sláma
2006 I Served the King of England Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále Menzel, JiříJiří Menzel
2007 Little Girl Blue Tajnosti Nellis, AliceAlice Nellis
2008 The Karamazovs Karamazovi Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka
2009 Protector Protektor Najbrt, MarekMarek Najbrt
2010 Walking Too Fast Pouta Špaček, RadimRadim Špaček
2011 Flower Buds Poupata Jiráský, ZdeněkZdeněk Jiráský
2012 In the Shadow Ve stínu Ondříček, DavidDavid Ondříček
2013 Burning Bush Hořící keř Holland, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Holland

Best director winners[edit]

Year Director Film title (English) Film title (Original)
1993 Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk Big Beat Šakalí léta
1994 Šteindler, MilanMilan Šteindler Thanks for Every New Morning Díky za každé nové ráno
1995 Šulík, MartinMartin Šulík The Garden Záhrada
1996 Svěrák, JanJan Svěrák Kolya Kolja
1997 Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka Buttoners Knoflíkáři
1998 Michálek, VladimírVladimír Michálek Sekal Has to Die Je třeba zabít Sekala
1999 Gedeon, SašaSaša Gedeon Idiot Returns Návrat idiota
2000 Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk Divided We Fall Musíme si pomáhat
2001 Svěrák, JanJan Svěrák Dark Blue World Tmavomodrý svět
2002 Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka Year of the Devil Rok ďábla
2003 Morávek, VladimírVladimír Morávek Boredom in Brno Nuda v Brně
2004 Hřebejk, JanJan Hřebejk Up and Down Horem pádem
2005 Sláma, BohdanBohdan Sláma Something Like Happiness Štěstí
2006 Menzel, JiříJiří Menzel I Served the King of England Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále
2007 Svěrák, JanJan Svěrák Empties Vratné lahve
2008 Zelenka, PetrPetr Zelenka The Karamazovs Karamazovi
2009 Najbrt, MarekMarek Najbrt Protector Protektor
2010 Špaček, RadimRadim Špaček Walking Too Fast Pouta
2011 Jiráský, ZdeněkZdeněk Jiráský Flower Buds Poupata
2012 Ondříček, DavidDavid Ondříček In the Shadow Ve stínu
2013 Holland, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Holland Burning Bush Hořící keř

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