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AWARDS Sweden

Sweden’s No 1 film in 2013 waltzes into the lead of the Guldbagge nominations

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- Per Fly’s biopic of Swedish legendary singer-actress Monica Zetterlund, Waltz for Monica, is considered in 10 categories for Sweden’s national film prize, which will be announced on January 20

Sweden’s No 1 film in 2013 waltzes into the lead of the Guldbagge nominations
Waltz for Monica by Per Fly

Danish director Per Fly’s  Waltz for Monica [+see also:
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interview: Edda Magnason
interview: Per Fly
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(aka Monica Z) – his biopic of Swedish legendary singer-actress Monica Zetterlund, which last year exceeded 520,000 admissions domestically to become the most popular Swedish film in 2013 – also received a top number of 11 nominations for the 50th Guldbagge award, Sweden’s national film prize, which will be announced on January 20 at a gala In Stockholm’s Cirkus.

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Starring Swedish-Icelandic 29-year-old newcomer Edda Magnason, the Lena Rehnberg production for StellaNova Film, Waltz for Monica is among the contenders for, ao, Best Feature, Best Director (Fly), Best Actress (Magnason), Best Supporting Actor (Kjell Bergqvist, Sverrir Gudnason) and Best Cinematographer (Eric Kress).

Competing for Best Feature, Måns Mårlind-Björn Stein’s Shed No Tears and Anna Odell’s The Reunion [+see also:
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have been nominated in nine and four categories, respectively. Also Lisa Langseth’s Hotell is running for four Guldbagge statuettes (created by Swedish artist Karl Axel Pehrson), which the Swedish Film Institute has now awarded since 1964.

FULL LIST OF 2014 GULDBAGGE NOMINATIONS:

Best Feature:
The Reunion by Anna Odell
Shed No Tears by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Waltz for Monica by Per Fly 

Best Director:
Per Fly, for Waltz for Monica
Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein, for Shed No Tears
Anna Odell, for The Reunion

Best Actress:
Edda Magnason, for Waltz for Monica
Anna Odell, for The Reunion
Gunilla Röör, for Once a Year

Best Actor:
Robert Gustafsson, for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Mikael Persbrandt, for Nobody Owns Me [+see also:
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Matias Varela, for Life Deluxe

Best Supporting Actress:
Anna Bjelkerud, for Hotell
Mira Eklund, for Hotell
Josefin Neldén, for Shed No Tears  

Best Supporting Actor:
Kjell Bergqvist, for Waltz for Monica
David Dencik, for Hotell
Sverrir Gudnason, for Waltz for Monica

Best Screenplay:
Cilla Jackert, for Shed No Tears
Lisa Langseth, for Hotell
Anna Odell, for The Reunion

Best Cinematography:
Eric Kress, for Waltz for Monica
Petrus Sjövik, for Broken Hill Blues
Erik Sohlström, for Shed No Tears

Best Editing:
Mia Engberg, for Belleville Baby [+see also:
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Theis Schmidt, for Life Deluxe
Håkan Wärn, for Shed No Tears

Best Costume Design:
Kicki Ilander, for Waltz for Monica
Moa Li Lemhagen Schalin, for We Are the Best! [+see also:
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Ulrika Sjölin, for Shed No Tears

Best Sound Design:
Mattias Eklund, for Shed No Tears
Petter Fladeby, Andreas Franck, Jens Johansson, for Life Deluxe
Hans Møller, for Waltz for Monica

Best Makeup:
Eva von Bahr, for Waltz for Monica
Eva von Bahr, Love Larson, for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Lisa Mustafa, for We Are the Best!

Best Musical Score:
Matti Bye, for Sanctuary [+see also:
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Matti Bye, for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Peter Nordahl, for Waltz for Monica 

Best Set Design:
Paola Holmér, Linda Janson, for We Are the Best!
Wilda Wiholm, for Shed No Tears
Josefin Åsberg, for Waltz for Monica

Best Short:
Eating Lunch by Sanna Lenken
Me Seal, Baby by Joanna Rytel
On Suffocation by Jenifer Malmqvist

Best Documentary:
Belleville Baby by Mia Engberg
Forest of the Dancing Spirits by Linda Västrik
No Burqas Behind Bars by Nima Sarvestani

Best Foreign Language Film:
12 Years a Slave [+see also:
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interview: Michael Fassbender
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]
by Steve McQueen (US/UK)
Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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]
by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
The Turin Horse [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Béla Tarr
film profile
]
by Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky (Hungary)

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