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11 Icelandic Edda awards go into The Deep


- Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s real-life drama about a historical shipwreck that one man miraculously survived, swept the Icelandic national film awards

11 Icelandic Edda awards go into The Deep

Baltasar Kormákur’s The Deep [+see also:
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 – Iceland’s candidate for an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Feature – swept the Edda Awards, Iceland’s national film prizes, which the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented on Saturday (February 16) at a Channel 2 televised gala in Reykjavik’s Harpan.

The real-life drama - "an iconic moment in the country’s history, which everyone over 35 remembers", when in March 1984 a fishing boat sank with its entire crew a few miles off the South Coast of Iceland, and one man miraculously survived – cashed in on 16 nominations, including main categories Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor.

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Considered for 15 trophies, Icelandic director Óskar Þór Axelsson’s crime drama Black’s Game [+see also:
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 won four. 100 film and television productions (comprising seven films, 17 documentaries, sevenshorts) were submitted for this year’s awards ceremony, where Icelandic director Kristín Jóhannesdóttir (As in Heaven (1992)) received an Honorary Edda.


Best Film
The Deep - Baltasar Kormákur

Best TV Drama
The Press 3 - Óskar Jónasson

Best Documentary
A Boy Like Her – A Personal Story About an Unavoidable Journey - Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdótti

Best Short

Sailcloth - Elfar Adalsteins

Best Director

Baltasar Kormákur for The Deep

Best Actor

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, for The Deep

Best Actress of the Year

Sara DöggÁsgeirsdóttir, for The Press 3

Best Supporting Actress

María Birta Bjarnadóttir, for Black‘s Game

Best Supporting Actor

Damon Younger, for Black‘s Game 

Best Original Screenplay

Óskar Thór Axelsson, for Black‘s Game

Best Sound Design

Kjartan Kjartansson, Ingvar Lundberg, for The Deep

Best Make-Up

Ragna Fossberg, for The Deep

Best Costume Design

Helga I Stefánsdóttir, for The Deep

Best Set Design

Atli Geir Grétarsson, for The Deep

Best Cinematography

Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, for The Deep

Best Editors

Sverrir Kristjánsson, Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir, for The Deep

Best Special Effects

Dadi Einarsson, for The Deep

Best Musical Score

Ben Frost, Daníel Bjarnason, for The Deep

Best TV Entertainment Programme

Andraland (Icelandic pubcaster RUV)

Best Children’s Film

Björn Bragi Arnarsson

Best Children’s Programme

The Basket of Fruits

TV Culture/Lifestyle Programme

Hljómskálinn (RUV)

Best TV News/Interview Programme

Kastljós (RUV)

Honorary Edda Award

Icelandic director Kristín Jóhannesdóttir

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