Goddammit!: Systad Jacobsen’s first feature wins for Best Film in Norway
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
20/08/2012 - Norwegian features from Oslo-based production company Motlys AS, headed by Norwegian producer Sigve Endresen, received six Amandas – Norway’s national film prizes – at the awards ceremony on Friday (August 17) prior to the Norwegian International Film Festival at Haugesund’s Festiviteten Hall.
Two were awarded for Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s Turn Me On, Goddammit! [trailer], which won for Best Feature (and Best Cinematography), two for Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st [trailer, film focus] (Best Director, Best Editing), and two for Arild Andresen’s The Orheim Company [trailer] (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress).
Pål Sletaune’s psychological thriller, Babycall [trailer], which had nominations for nine Amandas, cashed in on four, including Best Actress – Sweden’s Noomi Rapace, who plays an over-protective mother, whose babycall is activated from other apartments in the block, and one day she overhears what she thinks is the murder of a child.
FULL LIST OF AMANDA AWARDS 2012
Best Feature: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s Turn Me On, Goddammit! Prods: Brede Hovland, Sigve Endresen for Motlys.
Best Director: Joachim Trier, for Oslo, August 31st
Best Actress: Noomi Rapace, for Pål Sletaune's Babycall
Best Actor: Kristoffer Joner, for Stian Kristiansen's The Orheim Company
Best Supporting Actress: Cecilie A. Mosli, for The Orheim Company
Best Supporting Actor: Jon Øigarden, for Alexander Eik's Varg Veum – At Night All Wolves Are Grey
Best Original Screenplay: Pål Sletaune, for Babycall
Best Cinematography: Marianne Bakke, for Turn Me On, Goddammit!
Best Production Design: Roger Rosenberg, for Babycall
Best Visual Effects: Eirik Aanonsen, Christer Engström, for Even G. Benestad's Pushwagner
Best Musical Score: Peder Kjellsby, for Erik Richter Strand's The Dead Have It Easy
Best Editing: Olivier Bugge Coutté, for Oslo, August 31st
Best Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes, Christian Schaanning for Babycall
Best Short: Izer Aliu's To Guard a Mountain. Prod: Elisabeth Kvithyll, for the Norwegian National Film School
Best Documentary: Øyvind Sandberg's Folk ved fjorden
Best Foreign Feature: Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (USA). Local distr: SF Norge AS
Honorary Amanda: Norwegian actor Joachim Calmeyer