For the last time this year, the stars and prominent guests of the festival were lit up by the paparazzi flashes on the Red Carpet in front of the Berlinale Palast. Together with millions of TV viewers, everyone anxiously awaited the decision of the International Jury. After the presentation of the Bears for the Best Short Film, the awarding of the Silver Bears and the Alfred-Bauer-Award, the final moment came. Isabella Rossellini, as the president of the International Jury, announced the decision she and her fellow jurors had arrived at: The winner of the 2011 Golden Bear is Jodaeiye Nader az Simin | Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi.
Silver Bear – The Jury Grand Prix, A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr.
Silver Bear – Best Director, Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)
Silver Bear – Best Actress, to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi and Leila Hatami.
Silver Bear – Best Actor, to the actor-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation). Peyman Moadi, Ali Asghar Shahbazi and Babak Karim
Silver Bear – Best Script , Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj for The Forgiveness Of Blood (The Forgiveness Of Blood) by Joshua Marston