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AWARDS Norway

Limbo lifts five Amandas

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Limbo lifts five Amandas

Backed by ten Amanda nominations – Norway’s national film prize - Norwegian director Maria Sødahl’s Limbo [+see also:
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cashed in half of them on Saturday (August 20) at the televised awards ceremony in Haugesund’s Festiviteten Concert Hall, prior to the opening of the 39th Norwegian International Film Festival.

Sødahl’s third feature, which opened last year’s Haugesund festival (and went on to scoop for Best Director at the Montreal Film Festival), won both for Best Actress (Line Verndal) and Best Supporting Actress(Sweden’s Lena Endre).

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Marius Holst’s King of Devil’s Island [+see also:
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(Kongenaf Bastøy), which was nominated in eight categories, was named as Best Feature, as well as winning the prizes for Best Supporting Actor (Trond Nilssen) and Best Musical Score (Johan Søderqvist).

Five juries, presided by Bjørn Simonsen had a record number of 34 local productions to consider in the ten different categories. Norwegian veteran actor Bjørn Floberg, most recently starring in the VargVeum [+see also:
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franchise, received the 2011 Honorary Amanda.

FULL LIST OF AWARDS

Best Film
King of Devil’s Island
Producer: Karin Julsrud

Best Children’s Film
Elias and the Treasure of the Sea [+see also:
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Director: Lise IOsvoll
Producers: John M Jacobsen, Sveinung Galimo, for Filmkameratene AS

Best Director
Erik Skjoldbjærg - Nokas [+see also:
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Best Actress
Line Verndal - Limbo

Best Actor
Henrik Rafaelsen - Happy, Happy [+see also:
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Best Supporting Actress
Lena Endre - Limbo

Best Supporting Actor
Trond Nilssen - King of Devil’s Island

Best Original Screenplay
Christopher Grøndahl - Nokas

Best Cinematography
Manuel Alberto Claro - Limbo

Best Production Design
Niels Sejer - Limbo

Best Visual Effects
Marcus B Brodersen/Filmkameratene, ØysteinLarsen/Storyline Studios - The Troll Hunter [+see also:
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Best Musical Score
Johan Søderqvist - King of Devil’s Island

Best Editing
Christoffer Heie - Totally True Love [+see also:
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Best Sound Design
Hugo Ekornes - Limbo

Best Short Film
Rwanda April 7, 1994 - The Day God Went Away [+see also:
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Director: Kaveh Tehrani
Producers: Tehrani, Christian Lien Jensen and Marthe Haakonsen

Best Documentary
Reunion – Ten Years after the War
Director: Jon Haukeland
Producer: Charlotte Røhder Tvedt (Mediaoperatørene)

Best Foreign Feature
Another Year [+see also:
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- Mike Leigh
Local distributor: SF Norge AS

Honorary Amanda
Bjørn Floberg

The People’s Amanda (Awarded in collaboration with Norway’s TV2 and Norwegian daily VG)
The Troll Hunter

The Golden Clapperboard
Norwegian casting agents Celine Engebrigtsen, Kjersti Paulsen

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