Close to 2,000 members of the German Film Academy voted on the winners, but there was no big gala due to coronavirus fears, Deutsche Welle reported.
In addition to the top prize, ‘Systemsprenger’ also won awards for screenwriting, direction, editing, sound design, and best supporting actress.
Helena Zengel, 11, won the award for the best female lead for her portrayal of a troubled young girl with a tendency to break out. Albrecht Schuch won the award for the best male lead.
The Silver Lola went to the literary adaptation, ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz,’ by Burhan Qurbani and the Bronze Lola went to the producers of the relationship drama, ‘Es gilt das gesprochene Wort’ (‘The Spoken Word Counts’).
The film ‘Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding’ (‘Lindenberg! Do your Thing’) about the rise of singer Udo Lindenberg was honored for the best make-up and costume design. The Lola for best children’s film went to the literary adaptation, ‘Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl’ (‘When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit’).
The most popular film was the comedy ‘Das perfekte Geheimnis’ (‘The Perfect Secret’) with Elyas M’Barek.
Almost €3 million ($3.3 million) are distributed to the nominees and winners of the prestigious awards, with the condition that it be reinvested in new projects.