Ophir Awards 2022: "Valeria Gets Married" and "Karaoke" lead in the number of nominations
Also nominated for the best film award are "The Road to Eilat", "Sabaya Cinema" and "Where's Anne Frank" - the only one of them that has been distributed so far.
Maor Zagori is nominated for the directing award for his autobiographical film, and Shashon Gabbay and Dana Ivegi may make history and become the most decorated actors since the award was founded
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Updated: 3:04 p.m.
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The trailer for the movie "Where is Anne Frank?"
(Cannes Film Festival)
"Karaoke" and "Valeria Gets Married" are the leading films in the number of nominations at the Ophir Awards - this is what the Israel Film and Television Academy announced today (Wednesday).
"Karaoke" by Moshe Rosenthal deals with an aging couple whose lives are shaken by the appearance of a neighbor who enjoys singing in public, while "Valeria Gets Married" by Michal Vinik - one of the few films in this year's competition directed by women - deals with Ukrainian women who marry Israeli men.
Both films received 14 nominations each, and will compete head-to-head for both the Best Picture Award and the Director category.
The five nominees for the best film award - and for the opportunity to represent Israel at the Oscars - are completed by Yona Rosenkiar's "The Road to Eilat", about a father and son's journey from the north of the country to the southern city after which it is named;
"Sabaya Cinema" by Orit Fox-Rotem, which describes a videography workshop with the participation of Jewish and Arab women;
And "Where's Anne Frank" by Ari Pullman - the only film in the competition that was distributed commercially.
In an unprecedented way, this is the second time in a row that an Israeli animated film competes for the best film award, after last year "Legend of Destruction" won the honor.
The directing category is almost the same, but instead of Pullman, Maor Zagori is nominated for "Virgins", his autobiographical and first full-length film.
This is the first nomination for the directing award for all five nominees.
Will sweep the ceremony?
From "Karaoke" (Photo: Daniel Miller)
And maybe he is?
From "Valeria Gets Married" (Photo: Guy Raz)
The acting categories may provide history: if Sasson Gabbay, who is nominated for the best leading actor award for "Karaoke", wins it - he will overtake Asi Dayan, Moshe Ivgi and Lior Ashkenazi and become the first Israeli actor with four Ophir awards.
For this he will have to overcome Yoel Rosenkiar ("The Road to Eilat"), Yaakov Zeda Daniel ("Valeria Gets Married"), Maor Levy ("Virgins") and Maurice Cohen ("The Silence").
In a similar situation is Dana Ivegi, who is nominated for the best leading actress award for two different films - "Sabaya Cinema" and the docu-drama "Savoy".
If she wins over Livna Finkelstein ("Silence"), Lena Freifeld ("Valeria Gets Married") and Rita Shukron ("Karaoke") - she will overtake Ronit Alkavetz and become the most decorated actress in the history of the ceremony with four different wins.
The docu category marks the dominance of Hot8, which is responsible for three of the five nominees in the longest documentary category - "Tantura" in question, "Anat Gov, about life and death", and "Eshte Hail".
The top five is completed by "Dr. Morris's Camera" (Yes Docu) and Shlomi Alkabetz's film about his sister, the actress Ronit Alkabetz, "Black Notebooks" (here 11). The short film category consists mostly of films about artists and art: "The Artist's Daughter" About the painter Vladimir Lensky; "Grossman" about the acclaimed writer; "Zoya Cheraksky, Soviet Life" which deals with the artist of the same name; "Zvi Omer" which tells the story of the friendship of Eric Einstein and Zvi Shissel; as well as "The Seven Years of Avshalom" about the Israeli artist He died in the blood of his days.
A journey from the north to the south.
From "The Road to Eilat" (Photo: Oded Ashkenazi)
Will Dana Ivegi make history?
From "Sabaya Cinema" (Photo: Ella Barak and Green Productions)
The Ophir Awards ceremony will be held on September 18 at Zappa Midtown in Tel Aviv, and will be broadcast a few hours later on Beshet 12, at 11:00 p.m.
The academy promises that this year the ceremony will undergo a format refresh, and will become rhythmic, festive and shorter."
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The full list of candidates:
The best Israeli feature film
Where is Anne Frank
The road to Eilat
Valeria gets married
The best long documentary (over 60 min.)
of Dr. Morris
Tantura 's camera crew
friends Anat Gov, about life and death
The best short documentary (up to 60 Min.)
The artist's daughter
Zoya Cheraksky Chaim Soviets
the seven years of Absalom
the best short feature film
Please wait for the representative
It's time for me to die
to love you I don't owe you a
quarry A letter to
Orit Fores Rotem - Cinema Sabaya
- The road to Eilat
Maor Zagori - virgins
Michal Vinik - Valeria marries
Moshe Rosenthal - Karaoke
Second time in a row that an animated film is nominated.
"Where's Anne Frank?" (Photo: Bridget Pullman Film Gang)
The best actress in the main role
Dana Ivgi - Savoy
Dana Ivgi - Cinema Sabaya Livna
Finkelstein - The silence
Lena Freifeld - Valeria marries
Rita Shukron - Karaoke
The best actor in the main role
Yoel Rosenkiar - The road to Eilat
Yaakov Zeda Daniel - Valeria marries
Maor Levy - Virgins
Maurice Cohen - The Silence
Sasson Gabbay - Karaoke
The Best Actress in the Role of Mishna
Aviva Ngusa - The Road to Eilat
Esti Zakheim - The Silence
Joanna Said - Cinema Sabaya
Moran Rosenblatt - As if There is No Tomorrow
Tiki Dayan - Nobody's Children
Best Actor in the Role of Mishna
Avraham Shalom Levy - Valeria Gets Married
Doron Tabori - the gospel according to Yehuda
Dean Miroshnikov - as if there is no tomorrow
Lior Ashkenazi - Karaoke
Moni Moshunov - Everything I Can
Shmuel Viluzheni - The Road to Eilat
Best Screenplay Award
Orit Fox Rotem - Sabaya Cinema
Zohar Wagner - Savoy
Yona Rosenkiar - The Road to Eilat
Maor Zagori - Virgins
Michal Vinik - Valeria Gets Married
Moshe Rosenthal - Karaoke
Itay Marom - Sabaya Cinema
Boaz Yonatan Yaakov - Virgins
Guy Raz - Valeria Gets Married
Daniel Miller - Karaoke
Oded Ashkenazi - The Road to Eilat
The best original music
Gal Lev, Lior Perla - Karaoke
Dafna Keenan - Valeria Marries
Israel Bright - The Road to Eilat
Frank Chaim Ilfman, Omer Hershman, Shuli Rand - Nobody's Children
Karni Postel - Sabaya Cinema The
Or Li-Tal - The way to Eilat
Dafi Perbman - Karaoke
Maya Koenig - Valeria is getting married
Neta Dvorkis - Cinema Sabaya
Nili Feller, who may teach - Savoy
The best artistic design
Eitan Levy - June 0
Yonatan Braskin - The road to Eilat
Ido Dolev - Karaoke
Amir Yaron - Virgins
Shonit Aharoni - Valeria marries
Shaked Naor - Savoy
Nominated for the directing award.
Maor Zagori in the filming of "Virgins" (Photo: Doron Ofer)
Best costume design
Yam Brosilovsky - Karaoke
Maya Leibovitch - Valeria gets married
Maya Leibovitch - Savoy
Inbal Shuki - June 0
Rachel Ben Dahan - Cinema Sabaya
Orly Ronen - Cinema Sabaya
Ingrid Siebert - Karaoke
Karin Geva - Valeria marries
Ronit Dogo Arbiv - Savoy
Rinat Aloni - June 0
The best casting
Orit Azoulai - Valeria is getting married
Hila Yuval - June 0 Hamotel Zem
-Kastel - The Road to Eilat Hamotel Zem
-Kastel - Karaoke
Emmanuel Meir - Sabaya Cinema Best
Aviv Aldame - Where is Anne Frank
Aviv Aldame, Oded Ringel - Savoy
Vitali Greenspan, Avi Mizrahi - karaoke
Ronan Nagel, Ashi Milo - Valeria is getting married
Seagull and Geshal - Sabaya Cinema
Where is Anne Frank?