Undercurrent, Good Heart dominate Eddas
by Annika Pham
Last Saturday evening, Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson’s Undercurrent was the top winner at Iceland’s annual Edda Film and Television Awards ceremony, with six statuettes, including Best Film and Best Leading Actress (Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir). Dagur Kári’s English-language The Good Heart came in a close second with five awards, including Best Director and Best Script. Both films were produced by Zik Zak Filmworks.
Marteinn St. Thorsson’s drama Stormland, produced by Pegasus Pictures, won Best Actor (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Best Supporting Actress (Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir), while the youth film Jitters by first-time director Baldvin Z won Best Supporting Actor (Þorsteinn Bachmann).
Örn Marinó Arnarson and Thorkell Hardarson’s Feathered Cocaine won Documentary of the Year and Ísold Uggadóttir’s Clean Best Short Film.
Veteran director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson was given the Icelandic Film and TV Academy’s Honorary Award for his achievements in filmmaking and his contribution to Icelandic film and television culture.
Full list of Edda winners:
Feature Film of the Year
Undercurrent (Zik Zak Filmworks) - directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Screenplay of the Year
Dagur Kári - The Good Heart
Actress in a Leading Role
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir - Undercurrent
Actress in a Supporting Role
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir - Stormland
Documentary of the Year
Feathered Cocaine - Örn Marinó Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson
Short Film of the Year
Clean - Ísold Uggadóttir
Sound Design of the Year
Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson - Undercurrent
Film Score of the Year
Slowblow - Undercurrent
Costume Design of the Year
Helga Rós V. Hannam - The Good Heart
Cinematography of the Year
G. Magni Ágústsson - Undercurrent
Editor of the Year
Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir - Undercurrent
Make-up Achievement of the Year
Ásta Hafþórsdóttir, Stefán Jörgen Ásgeirsson - The Good Heart
Production Design of the Year
Hálfdán Pedersen - The Good Heart
The Academy Honorary Prize
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