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Goddammit!: Systad Jacobsen’s first feature wins for Best Film in Norway

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- Oslo-based production company, Motlys, collected six Amandas – Norway’s national film awards – including Best Feature

Goddammit!: Systad Jacobsen’s first feature wins for Best Film in Norway

Norwegian features from Oslo-based production company Motlys AS, headed by Norwegian producer Sigve Endresen, received six Amandas – Norway’s national film prizes – at the awards ceremony on Friday (August 17) prior to the Norwegian International Film Festival at Haugesund’s Festiviteten Hall.

Two were awarded for Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s Turn Me On, Goddammit! [+see also:
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, which won for Best Feature (and Best Cinematography), two for Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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(Best Director, Best Editing), and two for Arild Andresen’s The Orheim Company [+see also:
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(Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress).

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Pål Sletaune’s psychological thriller, Babycall [+see also:
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, which had nominations for nine Amandas, cashed in on four, including Best Actress – Sweden’s Noomi Rapace, who plays an over-protective mother, whose babycall is activated from other apartments in the block, and one day she overhears what she thinks is the murder of a child.

FULL LIST OF AMANDA AWARDS 2012

Best Feature: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s Turn Me On, Goddammit! Prods: Brede Hovland, Sigve Endresen for Motlys.

The People’s Amanda (VG Daily readers’ vote): Morten Tyldum's Headhunters [+see also:
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Best Children’s Film: Anders Øvergaard’s Coming Home [+see also:
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Prods: Kathrine Haugen for Filimo Film, Odd G. Iversen for Atomfilm

Best Director: Joachim Trier, for Oslo, August 31st

Best Actress: Noomi Rapace, for Pål Sletaune's Babycall

Best Actor: Kristoffer Joner, for Stian Kristiansen's The Orheim Company

Best Supporting Actress: Cecilie A. Mosli, for The Orheim Company

Best Supporting Actor: Jon Øigarden, for Alexander Eik's Varg Veum – At Night All Wolves Are Grey

Best Original Screenplay: Pål Sletaune, for Babycall

Best Cinematography: Marianne Bakke, for Turn Me On, Goddammit!

Best Production Design: Roger Rosenberg, for Babycall

Best Visual Effects: Eirik Aanonsen, Christer Engström, for Even G. Benestad's Pushwagner

Best Musical Score: Peder Kjellsby, for Erik Richter Strand's The Dead Have It Easy

Best Editing: Olivier Bugge Coutté, for Oslo, August 31st

Best Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes, Christian Schaanning for Babycall

Best Short: Izer Aliu's To Guard a Mountain. Prod: Elisabeth Kvithyll, for the Norwegian National Film School

Best Documentary: Øyvind Sandberg's Folk ved fjorden

Best Foreign Feature: Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (USA). Local distr: SF Norge AS

Honorary Amanda: Norwegian actor Joachim Calmeyer

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