Norwegian features from Oslo-based production company Motlys AS, headed by Norwegian producer Sigve Endresen, received six Amandas – Norway's national film prizes – at the awards ceremony on Friday (August 17) prior to the Norwegian International Film Festival at Haugesund's Festiviteten Hall.
Two were awarded for Jannicke Systad Jacobsen's Turn Me On, Goddammit!, which won for Best Feature (and Best Cinematography), two for Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st (Best Director, Best Editing), and two for Arild Andresen's The Orheim Company (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress).
Pål Sletaune's psychological thriller, Babycall, which had nominations for nine Amandas, cashed in on four, including Best Actress – Sweden's Noomi Rapace, who plays an over-protective mother, whose babycall is activated from other apartments in the block, and one day she overhears what she thinks is the murder of a child.
FULL LIST OF AMANDA AWARDS 2012
Best Feature: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen's Turn Me On, Goddammit! Prods: Brede Hovland, Sigve Endresen for Motlys.
The People's Amanda (VG Daily readers' vote): Morten Tyldum's Headhunters
Best Director: Joachim Trier, for Oslo, August 31st
Best Actress: Noomi Rapace, for Pål Sletaune's Babycall
Best Actor: Kristoffer Joner, for Stian Kristiansen's The Orheim Company
Best Supporting Actress: Cecilie A. Mosli, for The Orheim Company
Best Supporting Actor: Jon Øigarden, for Alexander Eik's Varg Veum – At Night All Wolves Are Grey
Best Original Screenplay: Pål Sletaune, for Babycall
Best Cinematography: Marianne Bakke, for Turn Me On, Goddammit!
Best Production Design: Roger Rosenberg, for Babycall
Best Visual Effects: Eirik Aanonsen, Christer Engström, for Even G. Benestad's Pushwagner
Best Musical Score: Peder Kjellsby, for Erik Richter Strand's The Dead Have It Easy
Best Editing: Olivier Bugge Coutté, for Oslo, August 31st
Best Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes, Christian Schaanning for Babycall
Best Short: Izer Aliu's To Guard a Mountain. Prod: Elisabeth Kvithyll, for the Norwegian National Film School
Best Documentary: Øyvind Sandberg's Folk ved fjorden
Best Foreign Feature: Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (USA). Local distr: SF Norge AS
Honorary Amanda: Norwegian actor Joachim Calmeyer
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