What Will People Say Scoops Amanda Awards

At the 46th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday, winners of this year’s Amandaprisen were revealed during a gala ceremony hosted by Henriette Steenstrup and John Brungot.

Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller Thelma received the highest number of nominations with twelve to equal last year’s record-breaking The King’s Choice by Erik Poppe, who returned this year with seven nominations for his chilling real-time account of the 2011 terrorist attack in U – July 22.



However, the dominant force on the night was What Will People Say, directed by Iram Haq, which took four major awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

Erik Poppe’s U – July 22 didn’t quite live up to its bevy of nominations but did claim Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, while Joachim Trier’s Thelma reaped rewards only in the technical categories of Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music.


BEST FILM
What Will People Say – directed by Iram Haq
Thelma – directed by Joachim Trier
U – July 22 – directed by Erik Poppe

BEST DIRECTOR
Iram Haq – What Will People Say
Joachim Trier – Thelma
Erik Poppe – U – July 22

BEST ACTOR
Adil Hussain – What Will People Say
Henrik Rafaelsen – Thelma
Leon Bashir – The Regulars

BEST ACTRESS
Maria Mozhdah – What Will People Say
Eili Harboe – Thelma
Andrea Berntzen – U – July 22

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ingar Helge Gimle – Going West
Reidar Wayne Ewing – Now It’s Dark
Kim Sørensen – The Regulars

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Marit Jacobsen – Opportunity Knocks
Kaya Wilkins – Thelma
Solveig Koløen Birkeland – U – July 22

BEST SCREENPLAY
Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig – U – July 22
Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier – Thelma
Iram Haq – What Will People Say

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jakob Ihre – Thelma
Martin Otterbeck – U – July 22
Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen – Valley of Shadows

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Astrid Sætren and Sebastian Ekeberg – The Monkey and the Mouth
Roger Rosenberg – Thelma
Mikael Varhelyi – The 12th Man

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Lars Erik Hansen, Morten Jacobsen, Alexander Kadim and Arne Kaupang – The 12th Man
Esben Syberg – Thelma
Torgeir Busch – The Monkey and the Mouth

BEST MUSIC
Ola Fløttum – Thelma
Thomas Dybdahl – Now It’s Dark
Chirag Rashmikant Patel, Magdi Ytreeide Abdelmaguid and Thomas Kongshavn – The Monkey and the Mouth

BEST EDITING
Olivier Bugge Coutté – Thelma
Jonas Aarø and Thomas Trælnes – The Monkey and the Mouth
Janus Billeskov Jansen and Anne Østerud – What Will People Say

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Gisle Tveito – Thelma
Gisle Tveito – U – July 22
Christian Schaanning – The 12th Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Per Fugelli – I Die – directed by Erik Poppe
My Heart Belongs to Daddy – directed by Sofia Haugan
Bjarne Hates the Camera – directed by Weronica Nitsch

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