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A record win for Östlund and a fresh prize for Ullmann at the Guldbagges

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- Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure received six Guldbagge Awards – Sweden’s national film prize – at the Stockholm Cirkus gala

A record win for Östlund and a fresh prize for Ullmann at the Guldbagges
Ruben Östlund collects one of his six Guldbagge Awards (© Leif R Jansson/Scanpix)

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s
 Force Majeure [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, which was nominated for a Golden Globe but missed out on an Oscar nomination – a decision that the director mocked on YouTube – took home a record number of six Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film prize, at the Swedish Film Institute’s gala at Stockholm’s Cirkus last night (26 January).

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Östlund cashed in on over half of his ten nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography; Mikael Marcimain’s Gentlemen [+see also:
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, which was considered in 13 categories, won two beetle statuettes, while Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
film profile
]
(seven nominations) left with one.

Norwegian actress-director Liv Ullmann, who was last week presented with the Honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival (see the news), was the recipient of this year’s Swedish Lifetime Achievement Award. Ullmann, who starred in ten Ingmar Bergman films and directed two (Private Confessions in 1996 and Faithless in 2000), has most recently adapted August Strindberg’s Miss Julie [+see also:
trailer
interview: Liv Ullmann
film profile
]
for the big screen.

Full list of Swedish Guldbagge 2015 winners

Best Film: Force Majeure, prods: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson and Philippe Bober

Best Director: Ruben Östlund,
 for Force Majeure

Best Actress: Saga Becker, for Something Must Break [+see also:
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]
, dir: Ester Martin Bergsmark

Best Actor:
 Sverrir Gudnason, for Blowfly Park [+see also:
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]
, dir: Jens Östberg

Best Supporting Actress: Anita Wall, for Home [+see also:
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]
, dir: Maximilian Hult

Best Supporting Actor: Kristofer Hivju,
 for Force Majeure

Best Screenplay:
 Ruben Östlund, for Force Majeure

Best Cinematography: 
Fredrik Wenzel,
 for Force Majeure

Best Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger and Ruben Östlund, for Force Majeure

Best Costume Design:
 Cilla Rörby, for Gentlemen, dir: Mikael Marcimain

Best Sound 
Design: Andreas Franck, for The Quiet Roar [+see also:
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]
, dir: Henrik Hellström

Best Make-up: 
Anna-Carin Lock and Anja Dahl, for Gentlemen

Best Musical Score: Mattias Bärjed and Jonas Kullhammar,
 for Gentlemen

Best Set Design:
 Ulf Jonsson, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Isabel Sjöstrand and Julia Tegström,
 for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, dir: Roy Andersson

Best Foreign-language Feature: Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)

Best Short: Still Born, dir: Åsa Sandzén



Best Documentary:
 Concerning Violence [+see also:
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]
, dir: Göran Hugo Olsson

Best Achievement: Mats Holmgren



Lifetime Achievement Award:
 Liv Ullmann

The Gullspira: Rose-Marie Strand, of Folkets Bio



Audience Award: Last Chance/Micke & Veronica, prod: Lena Rehnberg

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