Nominations Are Revealed For The 2016 Amandapris

On Wednesday, the nominees were revealed for the 2016 Amandapris, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The awards will be presented during the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Friday 26th August in a ceremony hosted by Jakob Oftebro.

Leading the pack is Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs with 8 nominations, whilst Bølgen is hot on its heels with 6 nominations, and Welcome to Norway has 4. Rounding out the field are Pyromanen, Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar, Villmark 2 and Grand Hotel which all picked up 3 nominations.

Atle Antonsen said of his nomination for Best Actor in Grand Hotel: “This is my first role that can really be categorised as a starring role, so it’s tremendous. It’s a little pat on the back, so I thank you for it.”

“And I’ll beat that bloody awards wholesaler Anders Baasmo Christiansen. I’ve been nominated against him many times before, and he tends to draw the longest straw, but now I’ll take him. I’m ready for battle.”

Here are the nominees:

Best Norwegian Film
Bølgen — directed by Roar Uthaug
Louder Than Bombs — directed by Joachim Trier
Mannen fra Snåsa — directed by Margreth Olin

Best Children’s Film
Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar — directed by Arild Fröhlich
Knutsen og Ludvigsen og den fæle Rasputin – directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen & Rune Spaans
Solan og Ludvig — Herfra til Flåklypa — directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

Best Director
Halkawt Mustafa – El Clásico
Joachim Trier — Louder Than Bombs
Roar Uthaug — Bølgen

Best Actor
Atle Antonsen — Grand Hotel
Anders Baasmo Christiansen — Welcome to Norway
Devin Druid — Louder Than Bombs

Best Supporting Actor
Gabriel Byrne — Louder Than Bombs
Per Frisch — Pyromanen
Olivier Mukata — Welcome to Norway

Best Actress
Bente Børsum — Sensommer
Liv Bernhoft Osa — Pyromanen
Vera Vitali — Grand Hotel

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bock — Hevn
Andrea Bræin Hovig — Alt det vakre
Renate Reinsve — Welcome to Norway

Best Screenplay
Megan Gallagher — Grand Hotel
Rune Denstad Langlo — Welcome to Norway
Eskil Vogt & Joachim Trier — Louder Than Bombs

Best Cinematography
Sjur Aarthun – Villmark 2
Jakob Ihre – Louder Than Bombs
John Christian Rosenlund – Bølgen

Best Production Design / Art
Are Austnes — Solan & Ludvig — Herfra til Flåklypa
Martin Gant — Villmark 2
Karl Júlíusson — Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar

Best Visual Effects
Lars Erik Hansen — Bølgen
Thilo Ewers — Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar
Mats Andersen — Pyromanen

Best Music
Magnus Beite — Bølgen
Trond Bjerknes — El Clásico
Kåre Vestrheim, Øystein Dolmen & Gustav Lorentzen — Knutsen & Ludvigsen & den fæle Rasputin

Best Editing
Olivier Bugge Coutté — Louder Than Bombs
Vidar Flataukan — Wendyeffekten
Helle le Fevre — Alt det vakre

Best Sound Design
Hugo Ekornes — Villmark 2
Christian Schaanning — Bølgen
Gisle Tveito — Louder Than Bombs

Best Short Film
Frysninger, directed by Marius Myrmel
Fuglehjerter, directed by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
Retrett, directed by Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

Best Documentary
Dugma — The Button — directed by Paul Refsdal
Kvar song ei soge — directed by Aaslaug Vaa
Mannen fra Snåsa — directed by Margreth Olin

Best Foreign Film
Det helt nye testamentet (Belgium / France / Luxembourg), directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Dheepan (France), directed by Jacques Audiard
Historien om den sjenerte giganten (Iceland), directed by Dagur Kári
Room (USA), directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Sauls sønn (Hungary), directed by Laszlo Nemes