Beware Of Children Leads Amanda Award Nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The winners will be announced during the 48th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on 14th August in a ceremony hosted by Odd-Magnus Williamson.

Dag Johan Haugerud’s Beware Of Children (Barn), which traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb, leads the pack with ten nominations and is represented in all major categories including Best Film and Best Director. It won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg earlier this year

Maria Sødahl’s Hope (Håp), starring Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård, follows close behind with eight nominations for its tale of a couple’s neglected love that becomes exposed as their lives break down in the face of terminal cancer.

Meanwhile, Ingvild Søderlind’s debut film All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed (Alle utlendinger har lukka gardiner), about young love in Norway, and Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s Disco, which stars Josefine Frida Pettersen as a freestyle dancing champion facing a crisis of faith, both have a respectable five nominations each.

The nominees for this year’s Amandaprisen are…


BEST FILM
Beware Of Children — directed by Dag Johan Haugerud
Hope — directed by Maria Sødahl
The Self Portrait — directed by Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin and Espen Wallin

Best Children’s Film
The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle — directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
The Crossing — directed by Johanne Helgeland
Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond — directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen and Marit Moum Aune

BEST DIRECTOR
Dag Johan Haugerud — Beware Of Children
Jorunn Myklebust Syversen — Disco
Maria Sødahl — Hope

BEST ACTOR
Jan Gunnar Røise — Beware Of Children
Herbert Nordrum — Fjols til fjells
Stellan Skarsgård — Hope

BEST ACTRESS
Henriette Steenstrup — Beware Of Children
Josefine Frida — Disco
Andrea Bræin Hovig — Hope

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonatan Rodriguez — All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Thorbjørn Harr — Beware Of Children
Alexander Scheer — The Spy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Yngvild Støen Grotmol — All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Gjertrud L. Jynge — Hope
Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes — The Tunnel

BEST SCRIPT
Dag Johan Haugerud — Beware Of Children
Maja Lunde — The Crossing
Maria Sødahl — Hope

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Øystein Mamen — Beware Of Children
Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen — Disco
Manuel Alberto Claro — Hope

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Ragnhild Juliane Sletta — All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Merete Bostrøm — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
Jørgen Stangebye Larsen — Hope

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Stephen Coren and Bert Deruyck — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
Henrik Dyrkorn — Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond
Stephen Coren and Arne Kaupang — Mortal

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Ginge Anvik — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
Peder Kjellsby and Arnaud Fleurent-Didier — Beware Of Children
Marcus Paus — Mortal

BEST EDITING
Christoffer Heie — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
Jens Christian Fodstad — Beware Of Children
Helge Billing and Michal Leszczylowski — The Self Portrait

BEST MAKE-UP
Asta Hafthorsdottir — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
The team behind Disco by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen — Disco
Siw Järbyn — The Spy

BEST COSTUME
Isabella Leikanger Mork — All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Karen Fabritius Gram — The Ash Lad In Soria Moria Castle
Ulrika Sjölin — The Spy

BEST SOUND
Yvonne Stenberg — All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed
Gisle Tveito — Beware Of Children
Svein-Ketil Bjøntegård and Johan Rasmus Pram — Disco

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