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The 2019 Gopo Awards

     On Tuesday, March 19, the National Theatre of Bucharest held the 13th edition of the Gopo Awards Gala, the most important event of the Romanian film industry.
     More than 1,000 guests attended the event that celebrates the success of the Romanian films.
     The Gala, hosted by the actor Alex Bogdan for the 4th year in a row, was live on Film Now. A recording will be broadcasted this evening on Digi 24, from 00:00.
     Funny or emotional moments delighted the viewers and they included the already traditional parodies made by Alex Bogdan, as well as the artistic moments offered by Irina Sârbu & band, Ana Udroiu and Kana Jambe.
     Stere GuleaEmilia PopescuHorațiu MălăeleTora VasilescuValentin TeodosiuIleana PopoviciGheorghe VisuNae CaranfilAdina Pintilie, Cornel Ilie, Monica Bârlădeanu, Monica Davidescu, Carmen Tănase, Kristina Cepraga, Toma Cuzin, Cătălina Grama and Paul Ipate are but a few of the guests who stepped on the red carpet, welcomed by the hosts Ilona Brezoianu and Răzvan Alexe (Krem).
     Moromeții 2, the film which received the most numerous nominations, took home 9 trophies:  Best Film, Best Cinematography (Vivi Drăgan Vasile), Best Editing (Dana Bunescu and Alexandra Gulea), best Sound (Dana Bunescu, Cristinel Șirli, Constantin Fleancu), Best Set Design (Cristian Niculescu), Best Costumes (Dana Păpăruz), offered by Cellini România, Best Make-up and Hair (Dana Roşeanu, Iulia Roșeanu, Domnica Bodogan), offered by MAC Cosmetics and the Young Hope Award (Iosif Paștina). The Audience Award given to a Romanian production which had the biggest box office success in 2018 went also to Moromeții 2, directed by Stere Gulea.
     Pororoca, Constantin Popescu`s film won 3 Gopo trophies: Best Director, premiu offered by Banca Transilvania, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Bogdan Dumitrache), offered by MOL România and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Iulia Lumânare).
     „I Do not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari” won the Gopo trophy for Best Screenplay (Radu Jude), offered by Dacin Sara and the award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Alexandru Dabija).
     The award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role (offered by Aqua Carpatica) went to Cosmina Stratan (Love 1. Dog / Dragoste 1. Câine). The trophy for the Best Original Music was received by Massimiliano Nardulli for Charleston
     Soldiers / Soldații. Poveste din Ferentari, directed by Ivana Mladenović, received the Best Debut Film award.
     Caisă, directed by Alexandru Mavrodineanu, won the award for the Best Documentary and The Christmas Gift / Cadoul de Crăciun  (Bogdan Mureșanu) was chosen the Best Short Film.       
     The Best European Film award went to The Killing of a Sacred Deer, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The film was voted by the film professionals and by the film critics.
     Memorable moments on the red carpet, or on stage, were brought about by the actors Ileana Stana Ionescu, who received the Gopo award for the entire career, Constantin Dinulescu, who received the Gopo trophy for the entire activity. Dan Chișu, received a special award for supporting and encouraging the independent film production. A special award was also offered to the lighting designer Ion Nica.
     The 2019Gopo Awards Gala – the 13th edition, is organized by the Romanian Film Promotion Association, together with the Film and Urban Culture Association, with the support of the Romanian Film center, DACIN SARA and Babel Communications.

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