Turn Me On, Goddammitt! wins best film at Norway's Amanda awards
Babycall wins four prizes; Joachim Trier named best director for Oslo, August 31.
Norwegian director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen Turn Me On, Goddammit (Få meg på, for faen) -”a humorous, bittersweet and tender tale of teen angst and horniness set among the fjells and fjords of Norway” – won the Amanda for Best Feature, when Norway’s national film prizes were announced Friday (Aug 17) at Haugesund’s Festiviteten Hall prior to the 40th Norwegian International Film Festival.
Starring actress newcomer Helene Bergsholm, Systad Jacobsen’s feature debut was also awarded for Best Cinematography (Marianne Bakke). When launched at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, it won for Best Script in the World Narrative Competition. The film was produced by Brede Hovland and Sigve Endresen for Motlys.
Pål Sletaune’s psychological thriller Babycall cashed in on nine nominations to collect four prizes, including Best Original Screenplay (Sletaune) and Best Actress (Swedish actress Noomi Rapace).
Morten Tyldum’s local blockbuster Headhunters (Hodejegerne) took the People’s Amanda, after a readers’ vote in Norwegian daily, the VG.
FULL LIST OF AMANDA AWARDS 2012
Best Feature: Turn Me On, Goddammit! (Få meg på, for faen). Dir: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen. Prods: Brede Hovland, Sigve Endresen, for Motlys.
The People’s Amanda (VG Daily-readers’ vote): Headhunters (Hodejegerne). Dir: Morten Tyldum
Best Children’s Feature: Coming Home (Til sidste hinder). Dir: Anders Øvergaard. Prods: Kathrine Haugen for Filimo Film, Odd G. Iversen for Atomfilm
Best Director: Joachim Trier, for Oslo, August 31 (Oslo, 31. August)
Best Actress: Noomi Rapace, for Babycall. Dir: Pål Sletaune
Best Actor: Kristoffer Joner, for The Orheim Company (Kompani Orheim). Dir: Stian Kristiansen
Best Supporting Actress: Cecilie A. Mosli, for The Orheim Company
Best Supporting Actor: Jon Øigarden, for Varg Veum – At Night All Wolves Are Grey (Varg Veum–I mørket er alle ulver grå). Dir: Alexander Eik
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 Pushwagner
Best Musical Score: Peder Kjellsby, for Varg Veum-The Dead Have It Easy (Varg Veum–De døde har det godt)
Best Editing: Olivier Bugge Coutté, for Oslo, August 31
Best Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes, Christian Schaanning, for Babycall
Best Short: To Guard a Mountain (Å vokte fjellet). Dir: Izer Aliu. Prod: Elisabeth Kvithyll, for the Norwegian National Film School
Best Documentary: Folk ved fjorden. Dir: Øyvind Sandberg. Prods: Jorunn Botne, Øyvind Sandberg, for Øy-Film
Best Foreign Feature: Drive (US). Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn. Local distr: SF Norge
Honorary Amanda: Norwegian actor Joachim Calmeyer