Norwegian critics endorse the local industry, audience and The King’s Choice
- Erik Poppe’s latest feature, which also came out on top at the industry’s Canon Awards, won for Best Norwegian Film last night
Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s latest feature, The King’s Choice [+see also:
interview: Erik Poppe
film profile], was yesterday (23 March) named Best Norwegian Film of 2016 by the Norwegian Film Critics Association and received the prize from Norwegian actress Pia Tjelta at Oslo’s Engebret Café, where the accolades were presented for the 64th time.
Recently, The King’s Choice, which was last year’s number one in the Norwegian charts, taking 713,276 admissions, won the Norwegian film industry’s Canon Awards for Best Script (Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Jan Trygve Røyneland), Best Producers (Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B Kvae), Best Actor (Jesper Christensen) and Best Cinematography (John Christian Rosenlund), adding the Audience Award, as voted for by the users of the filmweb.no website (read the news).
Tjelta and 82-year-old Norwegian director Anja Brein gave the Award for Best Performance to Norwegian actress Bente Børsum for her 58th film role, the lead in Norwegian director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Late Summer [+see also:
interview: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
Norwegian professor of film studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Anne Gjelsvik was awarded the Messenger Prize in recognition of her being a real enthusiast and an indispensable resource for the Norwegian cinema-going public, who has enriched film culture by spreading knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm for film as art.