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Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Guldbagge Awards Winners


Not yet at the official site but from news, here are the winners -in *Blue. As soon as they publish at their site will post link to check other categories. Noomi Rapace didn't win the award this year, but she got it last year for the Tattoo movie, so is all right; besides Pernilla August's Beyond got three awards.

To check all winners go here, available only in Swedish.

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Yesterday the nominations were announced and the film with more nominations, eight, is none other than Svinalängorna (Beyond) by Pernilla August and starring Noomi Rapace, excellent. Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge or ‘Golden Beetle’ is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year and the award ceremony will be on January 24 at Stockholm with Swedish Television SVT broadcasting the event live.

These are the nominees.

Best Film
I rymden finns inga känslor (Simple Simon), Andreas Öhman
*Sebbe, Babak Najafi
Svinalängorna (Beyond), Pernilla August

Best Director
*Pernilla August for Svinalängorna(Beyond)
Lisa Langseth for Till det som är vackert (Pure aka Beloved)
Babak Najafi for Sebbe

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Pernilla August in Miss Kicki, Håkon Liu, Sweden and Taiwan
Noomi Rapace in Svinalängorna (Beyond)
*Alicia Vikander in Till det som är vackert (Pure aka Beloved)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs in Sebbe, Babak Najafi
*Joel Kinnaman in Snabba Cash (Easy Money)
Bill Skarsgård in I rymden finns inga känslor (Simple Simon) (yes, his father is Stellan Skarsgård)

Best Foreign Language Film
Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold, UK and Netherland
*Lourdes, Jessica Hausner, Austria, France and Germany
The Social Network, David Fincher, USA

To check nominees in all categories go here.

These are the best nominations I have learned so far as did you notice the many women honored with nominations? I’m impress. Even in the foreign language category out of three nominees two films are by female directors. Also impressed by Pernilla August who got two nods, one for her debut film as a director and another for her performance in a film that seems interesting. Most films are known to me, but there are a few new ones that captured my interest, especially Miss Kicki.  Since a few months ago I have been 'dying' to be able to watch Noomi Rapace's performance in Beyond and now got more interested as surely film will be great.

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