The German literary adaptation “Nothing New in the West” by director Edward Berger has won four Oscars so far. The production was voted best international on Monday night in Los Angeles Movie award, and British cameraman James Friend also won an Oscar. Director Berger thanked his team and family. “Oh god, this means so much to us,” he said on stage.
In addition to the success as the best international film, the production was also awarded for the best camera work. Cameraman James Friend was honored in Los Angeles on Monday night. “Thank you so much,” said the Brit on stage. There were also Oscar trophies in the categories “Best Production Design” and “Best Film Music”.
His film is based on the novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque and tells of the horrors of the First World War. The film is only the fourth work from Germany to win this prize – after “The Lives of Others” (2007), “Nowhere in Africa” (2003) and “The Tin Drum” (1980). The film has been nominated a total of nine times and is the first German work to be nominated in the “Best Film” category. In the categories “Best Makeup” and “Best Visual Effects” the film went empty – in the categories the teams of “The Whale” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” were awarded.