Prisoners Sets New Record At Iceland’s Edda Awards

The Icelandic Film and Television Academy has revealed its nominees for the 19th Edda Awards, which will be presented during a gala ceremony at the Reykjavik Hilton on 25th February.

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s Under The Tree (Undir trénu) leads the film entries with twelve nominations, including Best Film and Best Director, with Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir’s debut feature The Swan (Svanurinn) earning nine nominations.

Meanwhile, Prisoners (Fangar) has secured a record fourteen Edda nominations, including Best Director and Best Screenplay, but for Best Drama it will face stiff competition from neo-noir crime thriller Stella Blómkvist, which has eight nominations following its record breaking premiere on Síminn Premium.


BEST FILM
The Swan
Under the Tree
Winter Brothers

BEST DRAMA
Prisoners
Promises
Stella Blómkvist

BEST DIRECTOR
Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir – The Swan
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson – Under the Tree
Ragnar Bragason – Prisoners

BEST SCREENPLAY
Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir – The Swan
Huldar Breiðfjörð og Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson – Under the Tree
Margrét Örnólfsdóttir og Ragnar Bragason – Prisoners

BEST ACTOR
Elliott Crosset Hove – Winter Brothers
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson – I Remember You
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson – Under the Tree

BEST ACTRESS
Edda Björgvinsdóttir – Under the Tree
Gríma Valsdóttir – The Swan
Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir – Stella Blómkvist

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Lars Mikkelsen – Winter Brothers
Sigurður Sigurjónsson – Under the Tree
Þorsteinn Bachmann – Under the Tree

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir – Prisoners
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir – Prisoners
Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir – Prisoners

BEST EDITING
Guðni Hilmar Halldórsson – Stella Blómkvist
Kristján Loðmfjörð – Under the Tree
Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Sigurður Eyþórsson og Sverrir Kristjánsson – Prisoners

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jakob Ingimundarson – I Remember You
Martin Neumeyer – The Swan
Árni Filippusson – Prisoners

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Haukur Karlsson – Stella Blómkvist
Heimir Sverrisson – Prisoners
Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson – Under the Tree

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Björn Viktorsson, Frank Mølgaard Knudsen & Sylvester Holm – Under the Tree
Huldar Freyr Arnarson, Pétur Einarsson & Daði Georgson – Prisoners
Tina Andreas – The Swan

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Kontrast, Davíð Jón Ögmundsson, Sigurgeir Arinbjarnarson & Arnar Jónsson – Stella Blómkvist
Pétur Karlsson – The Swan
The Gentlemen Broncos, Alexander Schepelern, Emil Pétursson & Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson – Under the Tree

BEST COSTUME
Eva Vala Guðjónsdóttir – Stella Blómkvist
Helga Rós V. Hannam – Prisoners
Sylvia Dögg Halldórsdóttir – The Swan

BEST MAKE-UP
Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir – Out of Thin Air
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurðardóttir – Stella Blómkvist
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurðardóttir – Prisoners

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Daníel Bjarnason – Under the Tree
Gunnar Örn Tynes & Örvar Smárason – The Swan
Pétur Ben – Prisoners

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