German film critics unveil awards noms

Association divided between 'The White Ribbon,' 'Storm'

COLOGNE, Germany – Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or and European Film Prize winner "The White Ribbon" and war crimes drama "Storm" from Hans-Christian Schmid lead the nominations for the annual awards of the German Film Critics association, announced Monday.

Both "The White Ribbon" and "Storm" picked up four nominations, including for best picture.

The other best picture nominees are Sandra Nettlebeck's "Helen" starring Ashley Judd; Marcus H. Rosenmuller's period drama "Little White Lies;" World War II epic "John Rabe" from Florian Gallenberger and two comedies: Andreas Dresen's film industry spoof "Whisky with Vodka" and the romcom "Lila, Lila" from director Alain Gsponer.

The winners will be announced during the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 11-21.