The King’s Choice Claims Eight Awards In Haugesund

On Saturday, the 45th Norwegian Film Festival (19 – 25 August) in Haugesund began with almost a clean sweep for Erik Poppe’s historical drama The King’s Choice (Kongens nei) at the 2017 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema.

The King’s Choice, which was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards, was the most popular film in Norway last year with over 700,000 tickets sold and tells the story of three fateful days in April 1940 when German soldiers arrived in the city of Oslo, giving the King of Norway an ultimatum to surrender or die.

It had received the highest number of nominations, with twelve in eleven categories, and went on to win a record-breaking eight of those including Best Norwegian Film and Best Screenplay. The previous record holder was Max Manus with seven awards in 2009.

The winners of this year’s Amandaprisen are as follows…


BEST NORWEGIAN FILM
Børning 2 – directed by Hallvard Bræin
In the Forest of Huckybucky – directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen
The King’s Choice – directed by Erik Poppe


BEST DIRECTOR
Erik Poppe – The King’s Choice
Izer Aliu – Hunting Flies
Kim Hiorthøy – The Rules for Everything


BEST ACTOR
Anders Baasmo Christiansen – The Tree Feller
Jesper Christensen – The King’s Choice
Kristoffer Joner – Handle with Care


BEST ACTRESS
Ruby Dagnall – Framing Mom
Tuva Novotny – Framing Mom
Tindra Hillestad Pack – The Rules for Everything


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Anders Baasmo Christiansen – The King’s Choice
Bjarne Syversen and Terje Syversen – The Tree Feller
Karl Markovics – The King’s Choice


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Gisken Armand ­– Gilbert’s Grim Revenge
Kjersti Tveterås – The Lion Woman
Sarah Francesca Brænne – The Rules for Everything


BEST SCREENPLAY
Hilde Susan Jægtnes, Jorge Camacho and Arild Andresen – Handle with Care
Harald Rosenløw Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland – The King’s Choice
Izer Aliu – Hunting Flies


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Øystein Mamen – The Rules for Everything
Nils Eilif Bremdal – Hunting Flies
John Christian Rosenlund – The King’s Choice


BEST ART DIRECTION
Karl Júlíusson – The Lion Woman
Maria Ducasse – The Rules for Everything
Peter Bävman – The King’s Choice


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Torgeir Busch, Ivar André Rystad and Lars Erik Hansen – Børning 2
Álvaro Alonso Lomba – In the Forest of Huckybucky
Arne Kaupang – The King’s Choice


BEST MUSIC
Gaute Storaas – In the Forest of Huckybucky
Johan Söderqvist – The King’s Choice
Kim Hiorthøy – The Rules for Everything


BEST EDITING
Einar Egeland – The King’s Choice
Even Sigstad – Supervention 2
Robert Stengård – What Young Men Do


BEST SOUND DESIGN
Petter Fladeby and Vidar Grande – Børning 2
Baard H. Ingebretsen and Tormod Ringnes – In the Forest of Huckybucky
Christian Schaanning – The King’s Choice


BEST DOCUMENTARY
69 Minutes of 86 Days – directed by Egil Håskjold Larsen
Nowhere to Hide – directed by Zaradasht Ahmed
Tongue Cutters – directed by Solveig Melkeraaen


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