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A high-octane performance for Børning as it snags four Amandas

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- Hallvard Bræin’s feature debut was the big winner at the awards ceremony in Haugesund, ahead of the Norwegian International Film Festival

A high-octane performance for Børning as it snags four Amandas
Director Hallvard Bræin collecting his Amanda Award (© Haugesund Film Festival)

Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s first feature, Børning [+see also:
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, collected 10 kilos of statuettes – four Amandas – when Norway’s national film prizes were presented on Saturday (15 August) during a televised ceremony at Haugesund’s Maritim Hall, preceding the Sunday opening of the Norwegian International Film Festival.

Børning – which was screened at last year’s festival – was the most popular local film in 2014, taking 381,648 admissions, to become number two in the charts. It received both the jury’s award for Best Norwegian Feature and the People’s Amanda – voted for by audiences – adding Best Supporting Actor (for Henrik Mestad) and Best Sound Design (Fredric Vogel, Petter Fladeby).

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Linn-Jeanethe Kyed and Christopher Grøndahl’s Norwegian twist of Cannonball Run (1981) – the longest, wildest and funniest car race, from Oslo to North Cape, with only one rule: get there first – was produced by John M Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo and Marcus Brodersen, for Filmkameratene

The production team also took home the prize for Best Norwegian Children’s Film: Grethe Bøe-Waal’s Operation Arctic [+see also:
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. For the first time, Best Director went to a documentary, Brothers [+see also:
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, by Aslaug Holm; meanwhile, Bjørn Sundquist picked up his fifth Best Actor Amanda for Gunnar Vikene’s Here Is Harold [+see also:
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and newcomer Ine Marie Wilmann her first Best Actress Amanda for Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick [+see also:
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Full list of Amanda winners 2015: 

Best Norwegian Feature: Hallvard Bræin’Børning [+see also:
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Best Actress: Ine Marie Wilmann, for Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick

Best Actor: Bjørn Sundquist, for Gunnar Vikene’s Here Is Harold 

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Krigsvoll, for Yngvild Sve Flikke’s Women in Oversized Men’s Shirts [+see also:
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Best Supporting Actor: Henrik Mestad, for Børning

Best Director: Aslaug Holm, for Brothers

Best Norwegian Children’s Film: Grethe Bøe-Waal’s Operation Arctic

Best Documentary: Drone [+see also:
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. Dir: Tonje Hessen Schei

Best Short: Bunker. Dir/Prod: Vibeke Heide

Best Original Screenplay: Bent Hamer, for his 1001 Grams [+see also:
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Best Visual Effects: Storm Studio (Morten Moen, Tine Teigene Dalen), for Lisa Marie Gamlem and John Andreas Andersen’s Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama

Best Editing: Christoffer Heie and Ida Kolstø, for Leiv Igor Devold’s The Accidental Rock Star

Best Musical Score: Nicholas Sillitoe, for Bobbie PeersThe Disappearing Illusionist [+see also:
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Best Sound Design: Fredric Vogel, Petter Fladeby, for Børning

Best Cinematography: Simon Pramsten, for Here Is Harold

Best Production Design: Peter De Neergaard, for Peter Flinth’s Beatles [+see also:
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Best Foreign Feature: Leviathan [+see also:
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(Russia). Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev. Local distributor: Arthaus

The Amanda Honorary Award: director Vibeke Løkkeberg

The Amanda Golden Clapper: producer and dubbing director Harald Mæle

The People’s Amanda: Børning

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