The nominations for Germany's Oscars, or "The Lolas" have been announced. Barbara, which didn't excite Oscar voters this past season, won the Lola last year. Which film will it be this year for Germany? Cloud Atlas won the most nominations, nine, which is quite a haul for a non German picture. But ⅓ of Cloud Atlas's directing body is named Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) so it's German enough.
- CLOUD ATLAS (Lana Wachowski & Andy Wachowski & Tom Tykver)
- HANNAH ARENDT (Margarethe von Trotta)
- LORE (Cate Shortland, Australia's Oscar Submission)
- OH BOY (Jan Ole-Gerster)
- QUELLEN DES LEBENS (Oskar Roehler)
- THE WALL (Julian Roman Polsler)
Oscar submission chatter after the jump...