Presentation of the annual awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) Czech Lion, March 5, 2022, Prague.
Prague – The Czech Film and Television Academy will announce the laureates of the 30th edition of the Czech Lion Awards this evening in Prague's Rudolfinum. The mystery drama Arvéd has the most nominations, twelve. Vojtěch Mašek's film tells the story of a real character – a Nazi collaborator and servant of the communist regime. With 11 nominations, the historical film Il Boemo by Petr Václav about the life and work of the composer Josef Mysliveček follows. Banger, a film full of rap and drugs shot on an iPhone, has eight nominations. The director is Adam Sedlák.
The evening will be accompanied by director, actor and moderator Jiří Havelka. The Antagonists Jan P. Muchow and singer, composer and Oscar winner Markéta Irglová will provide the musical accompaniment. Crystal statuettes will be handed over to laureates, for example, by actors Jiří Bartoška, Martin Dejdar, Boleslav Polívka, Jiří Macháček, director Jan Svěrák or writer and screenwriter Halina Pawlowská.
183 members out of a total of 371 members of the ČFTA voted for the nominations for the Czech Lion award. They chose from 47 feature films, 15 documentaries, 16 television works, nine animations and ten short films. In the final vote, academics evaluated 32 titles in 19 statutory categories. More information on the nominations for the Czech Lion award can be found on the organizers' website.
Over the thirty-year history of the Czech Lion, film editor Jiří Brožek has the most statuettes to his credit, he won the award nine times. He is followed by cameraman Vladimír Smutný and master of sound Pavel Rejholec with eight statues. Among the actors, Ivan Trojan reigns with seven statuettes and Anna Geislerová with five statuettes. The most Czech Lions, twelve, went to Julio Ševčík's film Masaryk in 2016. Last March, the ČFTA announced Zátopek as the best feature film of 2021.