18. Dezember 2006

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has been nominated by representatives of the Hollywood-based foreign press (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) for the "Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Award".

The last Golden Globe nomination for a German film was three years ago for Wolfgang Becker's GOOD BYE, LENIN! 
Apart from THE LIVES OF OTHERS (DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN), there are another four films in the race for the Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Language Film: APOCALYPTO (USA), LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (USA/Japan), PAN'S LABYRINTH (Mexico) and VOLVER (Spain).
The production by Wiedemann & Berg Film/Munich (producers: Max Wiedemann, Quirin Berg) in co-production with BR/Munich, ARTE/Strasbourg and Creado Film/Constance already received four Bavarian Film Awards prior to the official German theatrical release in March. Shortly before the film was presented to international audiences in Cannes in a market screening, THE LIVES OF OTHERS was the big winner at the German Film Awards and rewarded by the German Film Academy with seven LOLAS. This was followed by a triumphal journey to international festivals together with numerous awards, including three European Film Awards.
Beta Cinema has since sold the drama to all territories worldwide. 
The US distributor Sony Pictures Classics will release the film on February 9, 2007 and is now hoping for an OSCAR nomination in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category.
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony take place on January 15, 2007 in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards presented there are regarded as a barometer for the OSCAR nominations which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announces a week later on January 23, 2007.