A record win for Östlund and a fresh prize for Ullmann at the Guldbagges
- Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure received six Guldbagge Awards – Sweden’s national film prize – at the Stockholm Cirkus gala
Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s
Force Majeure [+see also:
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile], which was nominated for a Golden Globe but missed out on an Oscar nomination – a decision that the director mocked on YouTube – took home a record number of six Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film prize, at the Swedish Film Institute’s gala at Stockholm’s Cirkus last night (26 January).
Östlund cashed in on over half of his ten nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography; Mikael Marcimain’s Gentlemen [+see also:
film profile], which was considered in 13 categories, won two beetle statuettes, while Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile] (seven nominations) left with one.
Norwegian actress-director Liv Ullmann, who was last week presented with the Honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival (see the news), was the recipient of this year’s Swedish Lifetime Achievement Award. Ullmann, who starred in ten Ingmar Bergman films and directed two (Private Confessions in 1996 and Faithless in 2000), has most recently adapted August Strindberg’s Miss Julie [+see also:
interview: Liv Ullmann
film profile] for the big screen.
Full list of Swedish Guldbagge 2015 winners
Best Film: Force Majeure, prods: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson and Philippe Bober
Best Director: Ruben Östlund, for Force Majeure
Best Supporting Actor: Kristofer Hivju, for Force Majeure
Best Screenplay: Ruben Östlund, for Force Majeure
Best Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel, for Force Majeure
Best Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger and Ruben Östlund, for Force Majeure
Best Costume Design: Cilla Rörby, for Gentlemen, dir: Mikael Marcimain
Best Make-up: Anna-Carin Lock and Anja Dahl, for Gentlemen
Best Musical Score: Mattias Bärjed and Jonas Kullhammar, for Gentlemen
Best Set Design: Ulf Jonsson, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Isabel Sjöstrand and Julia Tegström, for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, dir: Roy Andersson
Best Short: Still Born, dir: Åsa Sandzén
Best Achievement: Mats Holmgren
Lifetime Achievement Award: Liv Ullmann
The Gullspira: Rose-Marie Strand, of Folkets Bio
Audience Award: Last Chance/Micke & Veronica, prod: Lena Rehnberg
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