PRAGUE: Agnieszka Holland’s acclaimed film version of Burning Bush won six awards, including Best film of 2013, at the fourth Czech Critics Awards on 25 January 2014.
Burning Bush was the favorite going in, nominated in all ten of the categories for which it was eligible. The 42 journalists, voting in two rounds, considered 26 feature and animated films and 16 long documentaries. Awards were handed to the other two leading films nominated in the best film category, Like Never Before directed by Zdenek Tyc with six nominations and two wins, and Clownwise directed by Viktor Taus with four nominations and one win.
Burning Bush won best director for Agnieszka Holland, best photography for Martin Strba, best original music for Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz, best actress in a supporting role for Jaroslava Pokorna, and best script for the screenplay for its young writer Stephen Hulík. Hulik was a double winner, taking home the award for discovery of the year.
The complete list of winners follows:
BEST FILM: Burning Bush directed by Agnieszka Holland (HBO Europe, nutprodukce)
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Show! (nutprodukce)
BEST DIRECTION: Agnieszka Holland, Burning Bush
BEST ACTOR: Jiří Schmitzer, Like Never Before (T.H.A.)
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jiří Lábus, Clownwise, Fog‘n'Desire Films
BEST ACTRESS: Petra Špalková, Like Never Before
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Jaroslava Pokorná, Burning Bush
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY: Martin Štrba, Burning Bush
BEST SCRIPT: Štěpán Hulík, Burning Bush
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC: Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz, Burning Bush
RWE AWARD FOR THE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: Štěpán Hulík