Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Leads Nominations for Poland's Film Awards

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'Cold War'

The post-war romance has been nominated for 12 Eagle Awards, including best director and best film.

Pawel Pawlikowski's Oscar-nominated drama, Cold War, tops the list of nominations for Poland's national film awards, the Eagles.

The film is in the running for 12 categories, including best film, best director and best script.

Pawlikowski's monochrome-lensed drama of the tortured romance between a Polish musician (Tomasz Kot) and his spirited, younger muse (Joanna Kulig), played out across post-war Europe's ideological boundaries, has wowed audiences and critics alike since its Cannes premiere last year.

Loosely based on the lives of Pawlikowski's parents, the film, a French-Polish-U.K. co-production, is also nominated for best actress, best supporting actress, actor, best supporting actor, best cinematography, sound, editing, costumes and art direction.

For this year's Academy Awards, which take place on Feb. 24, Cold War has been nominated for best foreign-language film, best director and best cinematography. It also has four BAFTA nominations.

The film has already picked up major prizes, namely during December's European Film Awards where Cold War won five accolades, including best European film.

The shortlist for the Eagles, which take place in Warsaw on March 25, was chosen from over 56 features and 42 documentaries released in Poland in 2018.