Wim Wenders received his third Oscar® nomination for the French production THE SALT OF THE EARTH about the Brazilian photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado. The filmmaker brings his mellow humanism and globe-trotting curiosity into an appreciative, easygoing dialogue with the photographer’s single-minded vision. Though Wim Wender does not appear on camera, he is present as a narrator and a sensibility, recounting his early meetings with Mr. Salgado and his collaboration with the photographer’s son Juliano, who is the co-director of “The Salt of the Earth.”

The German producers Dirk Wilutzky and Mathilde Bonnefoy were nominated in the category of Best Documentary Feature for CITIZENFOUR (DE/US, Praxis Films). CITIZENFOUR‘s director Laura Poitras lives in Germany.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (GB/DE, Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film) received a total of nine nominations. The German co-production, which was mainly shot in Görlitz and other parts of Saxony, was nominated for Best Picture and Achievement in Directing, among others.

BTW, Studio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale studio complex in the world and some of the greatest director in the world have been shooting there like Murnau, Hitchcock, Pabst, Tarantino, Sternberg, Emmerich, Lang, Schlöndorff, Beyer, Polanski, Annaud, Tykwer, Verhoeven.

The 87th Oscar® awards ceremony will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 22 February 2015.

An overview of all of the Oscar® nominations can be found here.


Wim Wender 022012 Wim Wenders visited Portland in February 2012 for a

special 3-D screening of his film PINA at CINEMA 21

as part of the  Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) .


Wim Wenders will also receive the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement the 65th Berlin International Film Festival this year.