Limbo lifts five Amandas
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
Backed by ten Amanda nominations – Norway’s national film prize - Norwegian director Maria Sødahl’s Limbo [+see also:
film profile] 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).
Marius Holst’s King of Devil’s Island [+see also:
film profile] (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:
film profile] franchise, received the 2011 Honorary Amanda.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS
King of Devil’s Island
Producer: Karin Julsrud
Line Verndal - Limbo
Best Supporting Actress
Lena Endre - Limbo
Best Supporting Actor
Trond Nilssen - King of Devil’s Island
Best Original Screenplay
Christopher Grøndahl - Nokas
Manuel Alberto Claro - Limbo
Best Production Design
Niels Sejer - Limbo
Best Musical Score
Johan Søderqvist - King of Devil’s Island
Best Sound Design
Hugo Ekornes - Limbo
Reunion – Ten Years after the War
Director: Jon Haukeland
Producer: Charlotte Røhder Tvedt (Mediaoperatørene)
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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