Tuesday, March 08, 2016

2016 EDDA Awards Winners

As you can notice today will try to update all award winners so will have a record registered in the blog. Now is the turn presenting the winners of Iceland's cinema top awards.

Not long ago, on Sunday, February 28 the Icelandic Film and Television Academy (IKSA) had their awards ceremony and to anyone's surprise, Hrútar (Rams) swept the night when won 11 awards! The 2015 Cannes Un Certain Regard Award winner have been collecting many honors in the festival and award circuit and yes, film was Iceland's submission to Oscars.

Worth mentioning that awards are given indistinctly to cinema and television, so you will find that some top awards are given to TV Show actors and/or crew.

To read winners in all categories go official site here, available only in Icelandic. To read list in English go article here.

Best Film: Hrútar (Rams), Grímur Hákonarson
Best Short Film: Rainbow Party, Eva Sigurdardottir, 15'
Best Documentary: Hvað er svona merkilegt við það? (Kitchen Sink Revolution), Halla Kristín Einarsdóttir

Best Director: Grímur Hákonarson for Hrútar (Rams)

Best Actress: Steinunn Ólína Thorsteinsdóttir in Réttur (Case: Ritual of Abduction) (TV Show)
Best Supporting Actress: Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir in Réttur (Case: Ritual of Abduction) (TV Show)

Best Actor: Sigurdur Sigurjónsson in Hrútar (Rams)
Best Supporting Actor: Theodór Júlíusson in Hrútar (Rams)

Best Screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Editing: Kristján Lodmfjörd for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Original Score: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Gudnadóttir and Rutger Hoedemaekers for Ófærð (Trapped) (TV Show)
Best Visual Effects: Sigurjón F. Gardarsson, Dadi Einarsson and RVX for Ófærð (Trapped) (TV Show)
Best Costumes: Margrét Einarsdóttir and Ólöf Benediktsdóttir for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Make-up: Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Sound: Huldar Freyr Arnarson and Björn Viktorsso for Hrútar (Rams)
Best Production Design: Huldar Freyr Arnarson and Björn Viktorsson for Hrútar (Rams)

If you're a blog regular you know all you need to know about Rams, perhaps what I can add is that is an "hilarious comedy" which as expected, has slowed me to watch film (lol). So let me share the trailer of a TV Show that has already been sold to many territories, Ófærð (Trapped) and yes, it's must-be-seen for me just because who created the series (10 episodes), the director is none than one of my most favorite filmmakers: Baltasar Kormákur!!!

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