Slumdog Millionaire has not yet finished its victorious run at award ceremonies as the Mumbai-based potboiler has picked up five nods at the 2009 European Film Awards.
While British director Danny Boyle has been nominated for the award of 'Best European Director', Dev Patel has been nominated to receive 'Best European Actor' prize, reported Ace Showbiz online. The rags-to-riches film which won eight Academy Awards this year has also been nominated in 'Best European Film', 'Best European Screenwriter' and 'Best European Cinematographer' categories.
Competing with Slumdog Millionaire in the five categories is Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, which leads the pack with six nominations. At the same event, Penelope Cruz is nominated for 'Best European Actress' for her role in Broken Embraces and her competition includes Kate Winslet in The Reader, and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist.
The winner of the 22nd European Film Awards will be announced at a gala night which is going to be held on December 12 in Bochum, Germany. German comedy star Anke Engelke will serve as the host of the show, while British director Ken Loach and French actress Isabelle Huppert will be among the guests of the event.