Agnes Joy & A White, White Day Dominate Edda Awards

Agnes Joy and A White, White Day swept the board at the 21st Edda Awards last night, which celebrates outstanding achievements in Icelandic film and television, having been postponed from March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agnes Joy, a tale of family dynamics and teenage rebellion by Silja Hauksdóttir, won six Edda awards including Best Film, Best Script, Best Actress for Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir and Best Supporting Actor for Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.

Meanwhile, A White, White Day, about a grieving cop who becomes increasingly obsessed with his wife’s death, also won six Eddas, including Best Director for Hlynur Pálmason, Best Actor for Ingvar E. Sigurðsson and Best Supporting Actress for Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir.

The winners of the 2020 Edda Awards are…


BEST FILM:
Agnes Joy – Vintage Pictures

BEST DRAMA:
Happily Never After (Pabbahelgar)

BEST DIRECTOR:
Hlynur Pálmason for A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur)

BEST SCRIPT:
Silja Hauksdóttir, Gagga Jónsdóttir and Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir for Agnes Joy

BEST ACTOR:
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for A White, White Day

BEST ACTRESS:
Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir for Agnes Joy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson for Agnes Joy

BST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir for A White, White Day

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Pétur Karlsson, Eva Sólveig Þórðardóttir and Haukur Karlsson for Trapped

BEST PROSTHETICS:
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurðardóttir for Trapped

BEST COSTUME:
Margrét Einarsdóttir for Valhalla

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Hulda Helgadóttir for A White, White Day

BEST SOUND DESIGN:
Gunnar Árnason for Agnes Joy

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Edmund Finnis for A White, White Day

BEST EDITING:
Kristján Loðmfjörð and Lína Thoroddsen for Agnes Joy

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Maria von Hausswolff for A White, White Day

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