Timothy Spall wins for “Mr. Turner” at 2014 European Film Awards
Last night, the 27th annual European Film Awards took place in Riga, Latvia, and a Harry Potter actor walked away with one of the biggest awards of the night. Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) gained recognition for his performance in Mr. Turner when he won the award for Best European Actor!
In the same category, he was up against fellow Potter actor Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody), who was nominated for his film Calvary. Other actors who were also nominated for the award were Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Aleksey Serebryakov, Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers, Thor). We recently reported that Spall won another Best Actor award for Mr. Turner from the New York Film Critics Circle.
Le Week-End, which starred Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn), was nominated for Best European Comedy; however, The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer ended up taking the award. The biggest winner of the night was Polish film Ida, which won awards for European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter, European Cinematographer, and the People’s Choice Award.
The European Film Awards take place in a different European city every other year, with Berlin being the city of choice for the years in between.
We’d like to offer our congratulations to Spall for his win at the ceremony!