Goya Award for Best European Film

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The Goya Award for Best European Film (Spanish: Premio Goya a la mejor película europea) is one of the Goya Awards, Spain's principal national film awards.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The films are listed by the year they received the award/nomination.


Year Winner and nominees Original title Country Director
Indochine  France Régis Wargnier
Hidden Agenda  United Kingdom Ken Loach
Riff-Raff  United Kingdom Ken Loach
Three Colors: Blue Trois couleurs: Bleu  France
Krzysztof Kieślowski
The Crying Game  United Kingdom Neil Jordan
Peter's Friends  United Kingdom Kenneth Branagh
The Snapper  United Kingdom Stephen Frears
Raining Stones  United Kingdom Ken Loach
The Remains of the Day  United Kingdom James Ivory
Lamerica  Italy Gianni Amelio
Carrington  United Kingdom
Christopher Hampton
The Madness of King George  United Kingdom Nicholas Hytner
Secrets & Lies  United Kingdom
Mike Leigh
Breaking the Waves  Denmark
Lars von Trier
Ulysses' Gaze Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα  France
Theodoros Angelopoulos
The Full Monty  United Kingdom Peter Cattaneo
Brassed Off  United Kingdom Mark Herman
The English Patient  United Kingdom
 United States
Anthony Minghella
The Boxer  Ireland
 United States
Jim Sheridan
April Aprile  France
Nanni Moretti
Marius and Jeannette Marius et Jeannette  France Robert Guédiguian
The Thief Vor  Russia Pavel Chukhrai
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella  Italy Roberto Benigni
Black Cat, White Cat Црна мачка, бели мачор / Crna mačka, beli mačor  France
Emir Kusturica
The Dinner Game Le Dîner de Cons  France Francis Veber
It All Starts Today Ça commence aujourd'hui  France Bertrand Tavernier


Year Winner and nominees Original title Country Director
Dancer in the Dark  Denmark
Lars von Trier
Chicken Run  United Kingdom Peter Lord and Nick Park
East Is East  United Kingdom Damien O'Donnell
Faithless Trolösa  Sweden Liv Ullmann
Amélie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain  France Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Billy Elliot  United Kingdom Stephen Daldry
Bridget Jones's Diary  United Kingdom Sharon Maguire
Chocolat  United Kingdom Lasse Hallström
The Pianist  Poland
 United Kingdom
Roman Polanski
Gosford Park  United Kingdom Robert Altman
Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere  Denmark Lone Scherfig
Mostly Martha Bella Martha  Germany Sandra Nettelbeck
Good Bye Lenin!  Germany Wolfgang Becker
Dogville  Denmark Lars von Trier
The Dreamers  France
 United Kingdom
Bernardo Bertolucci
The Flower of Evil La fleur du mal  France Claude Chabrol
Head-On Gegen die Wand  Germany Fatih Akın
Being Julia  United Kingdom
István Szabó
Girl with a Pearl Earring  United Kingdom Peter Webber
Monsieur Ibrahim Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran  France François Dupeyron
Match Point  United Kingdom Woody Allen
The Chorus Les choristes  France Christophe Barratier
The Constant Gardener  United Kingdom Fernando Meirelles
Downfall Der Untergang  Germany Oliver Hirschbiegel
The Queen  United Kingdom Stephen Frears
Copying Beethoven  Germany Agnieszka Holland
Scoop  United Kingdom Woody Allen
The Wind That Shakes the Barley  Ireland Ken Loach
Not handed
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile  Romania Cristian Mungiu
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  United Kingdom Mark Herman
The Dark Knight  United Kingdom
 United States
Christopher Nolan
The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite  Germany Fatih Akın
Slumdog Millionaire  United Kingdom Danny Boyle
Welcome to the Land of Shtis Bienvenue chez lez Ch'tis  France Dany Boon
Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in  Sweden Tomas Alfredson
The Class Entre les murs  France Laurent Cantet


Year Winner and nominees Original title Country Director Ref.
The King's Speech  United Kingdom
Tom Hooper
The Ghost Writer  France
 United Kingdom
Roman Polanski
A Prophet Un prophète  France Jacques Audiard
The White Ribbon Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte  Germany Michael Haneke
The Artist  France Michel Hazanavicius
Jane Eyre  United Kingdom
Cary Joji Fukunaga
Melancholia  Denmark Lars Von Trier
Carnage  France Roman Polanski
The Intouchables Intouchables  France Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Rust and Bone De rouille et d'os  France
Jacques Audiard
In the House Dans la maison  France François Ozon
Shame  United Kingdom Steve McQueen
Amour  Austria Michael Haneke
The Hunt Jagten  Denmark Thomas Vinterberg
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza  Italy Paolo Sorrentino
Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle  France Abdellatif Kechiche
Ida  Poland
Paweł Pawlikowski
The Salt of the Earth  France
Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann  Sweden Felix Herngren
Serial (Bad) Weddings Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ?  France Philippe de Chauveron
Mustang  France
Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Sur le chemin de l'école  France Pascal Plisson
Leviathan Левиафан  Russia Andrey Zvyagintsev
Macbeth  Great Britain
 United States
Justin Kurzel
Elle  France
Paul Verhoeven
Genius  Great Britain
 United States
Michael Grandage
Son of Saul Saul fia  Hungary László Nemes
I, Daniel Blake  Great Britain
Ken Loach
The Square  Sweden Ruben Östlund [2]
C'est la vie! Le Sens de la fête  France Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Lady Macbeth  Great Britain William Oldroyd
Toni Erdmann  Germany Maren Ade
Cold War Zimna wojna  Poland Paweł Pawlikowski [3]
Phantom Thread  Great Britain Paul Thomas Anderson
Girl  Belgium Lukas Dhont
The Party  Great Britain Sally Potter

Awards by nation[edit]

Country Awards Nominations
 United Kingdom 7 40
 France 7 29
 Germany 3 10
 Italy 2 5
 Poland 2 3
 Denmark 1 5
 Sweden 1 5
 Ireland 1 2
 Austria 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Hungary 0 2
 Russia 0 2
 Belgium 0 2
 Greece 0 1
 Netherlands 0 1
 Norway 0 1


  1. ^ International dictionary of broadcasting and film p.110. Focal Press, 2000
  2. ^ "'The Square' (Suecia), de Ruben Östlund, Mejor Película Europea en los Premios Goya 2018". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. February 4, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Premios Goya 2019: lista completa de ganadores". eldiario.es (in Spanish). February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.

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