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Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 EDDA Awards Winners


Iceland's submission to Oscar Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl) swept the Edda Awards yesterday when film got ALL twelve awards where was nominated.  That's what you call a true swept.  The award has 25 categories, so other films also won something including Paris of the North that won 2.

Winners are in *BLUE. To learn winners in all categories go official site here, available only in Icelandic.  But on Monday news will be in English and will post link.

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2/4/15
Yesterday the Icelandic Film and Television Academy (IKSA) announced this year nominations with París norðursins (Paris of the North) by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson leading the pack with 12 nominations, the film premiered at Karlovy Vary fest and yes, I forgot about it but now is on-top-of-my-mind. Great!

Also leading with 12 nominations Iceland submission to Oscar, Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl) by Baldvin Z.

Best Film
Borgríki 2: Blóð hraustra manna (City State II: Brave Men's Blood), Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
París norðursins (Paris of the North), Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
*Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl), Baldvin Z

Best director
*Baldvin Z for Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl)
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson for París norðursins (Paris of the North)
Maximilian Hult for Hemma (Home)

Best Actress
*Hera Hilmarsdóttir in Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl)
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir in Grafir & bein (Graves & Bones)
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir in Ó, blessuð vertu sumarsól

Best Actor
Björn Thors in París norðursins (Paris of the North)
Sigurður Sigurjónsson in Afinn (The Grandad)
*Þorsteinn Bachmann in Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl)

Best Screenplay
*Baldvin Z and Birgir Örn Steinarsson for Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl)
Bragi Valdimar Skúlason, Brynja Þorgeirsdóttir and Konráð Pálmason for Orðbragð
Huldar Breiðfjörð for París norðursins

Best Cinematography
Bjarni Felix Bjarnason and Gunnar Heiðar for Borgríki 2: Blóð hraustra manna (City State II: Brave Men's Blood)
Magni Ágústsson for París norðursins
*Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson for Vonarstræti

Best Short Film
*Hjónabandssæla (Chum), Jörundur Ragnarsson, 15'
Sjö bátar (Seven Boats), Hlynur Pálmason, 10'
Sub Rosa, Þóra Hilmarsdóttir, 15'

Best Documentary
*Höggið (Impact), Augusta Einarsdottir
Ó borg mín borg Chicago, Þorsteinn J. Vilhjálmsson
Salóme, Yrsa Roca Fannberg

To check nominations in all categories go here, available only in Icelandic. Awards ceremony will be on Saturday, February 21 and will be broadcast live on Channel 2.  I enjoy Icelandic cinema but have to admit that last year EDDA top award winner was too much for me, had to stop watching; still hope that Paris of the North is more my kind of cinema.  Sigh.

París norðursins (Paris of the North) Trailer




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