A high-octane performance for Børning as it snags four Amandas
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Hallvard Bræin’s feature debut was the big winner at the awards ceremony in Haugesund, ahead of the Norwegian International Film Festival
Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s first feature, Børning [+see also:
film profile], collected 10 kilos of statuettes – four Amandas – when Norway’s national film prizes were presented on Saturday (15 August) during a televised ceremony at Haugesund’s Maritim Hall, preceding the Sunday opening of the Norwegian International Film Festival.
Børning – which was screened at last year’s festival – was the most popular local film in 2014, taking 381,648 admissions, to become number two in the charts. It received both the jury’s award for Best Norwegian Feature and the People’s Amanda – voted for by audiences – adding Best Supporting Actor (for Henrik Mestad) and Best Sound Design (Fredric Vogel, Petter Fladeby).
Linn-Jeanethe Kyed and Christopher Grøndahl’s Norwegian twist of Cannonball Run (1981) – the longest, wildest and funniest car race, from Oslo to North Cape, with only one rule: get there first – was produced by John M Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo and Marcus Brodersen, for Filmkameratene.
The production team also took home the prize for Best Norwegian Children’s Film: Grethe Bøe-Waal’s Operation Arctic [+see also:
film profile]. For the first time, Best Director went to a documentary, Brothers [+see also:
film profile], by Aslaug Holm; meanwhile, Bjørn Sundquist picked up his fifth Best Actor Amanda for Gunnar Vikene’s Here Is Harold [+see also:
interview: Gunnar Vikene
film profile] and newcomer Ine Marie Wilmann her first Best Actress Amanda for Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick [+see also:
interview: Ine Marie Wilmann
Full list of Amanda winners 2015:
Best Actress: Ine Marie Wilmann, for Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick
Best Actor: Bjørn Sundquist, for Gunnar Vikene’s Here Is Harold
Best Supporting Actor: Henrik Mestad, for Børning
Best Director: Aslaug Holm, for Brothers
Best Norwegian Children’s Film: Grethe Bøe-Waal’s Operation Arctic
Best Short: Bunker. Dir/Prod: Vibeke Heide
Best Editing: Christoffer Heie and Ida Kolstø, for Leiv Igor Devold’s The Accidental Rock Star
Best Sound Design: Fredric Vogel, Petter Fladeby, for Børning
Best Cinematography: Simon Pramsten, for Here Is Harold
The Amanda Honorary Award: director Vibeke Løkkeberg
The Amanda Golden Clapper: producer and dubbing director Harald Mæle
The People’s Amanda: Børning
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