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AWARDS Sweden

Dragon Tattoo biggest winner at Guldbagge

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Dragon Tattoo biggest winner at Guldbagge

Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won some of the top awards, including Best Film and Best Actress (Noomi Rapace), at last night’s Guldbagge awards ceremony in Stockholm.

Sweden’s annual film ceremony was destined to be influenced by the first Millennium film adaptation, which sold over 7.5 million tickets worldwide in 2009 and 1.2m in Sweden alone. It was therefore only natural that the film grabbed a third Guldbagge from an audience jury.

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The other biggest winners of the evening were Lisa Siwe’s directorial debut Glowing Stars – which won Best Director and Supporting Actress – and Nils MalmrosThe Wedding Photographer, which turned two of its nominations, for Best Actor and Screenplay, into awards.

Critics’ favourite The Girl by Fredrik Edfeldt had to make do with only one award (out of four nominations), for Best Cinematography to Hoyte van Hoytema, who previously impressed with his work on Let the Right One In [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: John Nordling
interview: Tomas Alfredson
film profile
]
. Another overlooked title was Teresa Fabik’s youth drama Starring Maja [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, which left empty-handed, although the film ran in three major categories.

After the Palme d’or and the Golden Globes, Michael Haneke added to his prize chest the Golden Shell (‘Guld’ ‘bagge’) from the Swedish jury, which comprised Katinka Faragó, Nils Petter Sundgren, Pia Johansson, Jannike Åhlund, Johan Renck, Mikael Marcimain and jury chairman Eva Swartz Grimaldi.

Full list of awards:

Best Picture
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile
]

Producer: Søren Stærmose (Yellow Bird)

Best Director
Lisa Siwe - Glowing Stars [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actress in a Lead Role
Noomi Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Actor in a Lead Role
Claes Ljungmark - A Rational Solution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jörgen Bergmark
film profile
]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anki Lidén - Glowing Stars

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kjell Bergqvist - The Wedding Photographer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Screenplay
Ulf Malmros - The Wedding Photographer

Best Cinematography
Hoyte van Hoytema - The Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fredrik Edfeldt
film profile
]

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
by Michael Haneke

Best Short Film
Scratches by Gabriela Pichler

Best Documentary Film
Ebbe: The Movie by Jane Magnusson and Karin af Klintberg

Best Achievement
Lead animator Isak Gjertsen (Metropia)
Line Producer Malte Forssell (Mammoth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
)
Editor and composer Johan Söderberg (Videocracy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Producer Waldemar Bergendahl

The Gullspira Award 2010 (for extraordinary contributions in children’s films)
Maggie Widstrand, casting director

Audience Award
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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