The Square Shortlisted For Foreign Language Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Ruben Östlund's The Square is among the nine films to have been shortlisted from a record 92 submissions for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. The shortlisted films will be screened in theatres to Academy members in New York, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco from 12th - 14th January, and international members outside of the UK will be invited to stream them. The final five nominees

Petra Mede To Present Her Sixth Guldbagge Awards

It has been announced that the 2018 Guldbaggegalan, which recognises outstanding achievements in the Swedish film industry, will be presented by Petra Mede (Bonus Family) for the sixth time, having previously hosted it in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The first Guldbagge awards took place in September 1964, with Ingmar Bergman collecting Best Director for The Silence (Tystnaden). It regularly attracts around 1.2 million viewers and, according to a YouGov poll conducted in September, Petra Mede is one of the

Golden Globe Nominations For The Square & Skarsgård

Sweden's Oscar entry, winner of the Palme d’Or and recipient of a record six European Film Awards, The Square, has been handed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, which has correctly predicted the outcome of the Academy Awards five times since 2010. It faces competition from four other films that have been submitted by their respective countries for the Oscars: In the Fade by Fatih Akin (Germany), Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia), First They Killed my Father by

The Square Sweeps Up Six European Film Awards

Palme d’Or winner The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund, swept the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday with wins in all six categories for which it was nominated: Best European Film, Best Comedy, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor (Claes Bang) and Best Production Design (Josefin Asberg). Swedish Oscar entry The Square follows the curator of a modern art museum (Claes Bang) who is mugged, and whose hunt for the perpetrator make him question his own moral compass. This is

Alicia Vikander To Receive Dragon Award in Göteborg

Alicia Vikander will be presented with the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival (26th January - 5th February) where Euphoria, her latest work with director Lisa Langseth, will compete for Best Nordic Film. It was in Lisa Langseth’s Pure that Alicia Vikander made her feature film debut, for which she was awarded the Guldbaggen for Best Actress. They have since collaborated on Hotel, and Euphoria marks the third instalment in their creative partnership. Alicia Vikander said: "I’m