Iceland's official Oscar candidate, Hilmar Oddsson's ColdLight, swept the country's film awards, the EDDA, on Sunday night inReykjavik.
The psychological drama took both acting prizes, best actor (Ingvar Sigurdsson) and best supporting actor/actress (KristbjorgKjeld), and best cinematography(Sigurdur Sverrir Palsson) as well as best director and film.
The Icelandic Academy of Film and Television host the annualevent, which is broadcast live by national broadcaster RUV. The Academy hassome 800 members, but 30% of the votes are left to the public.
While veteran filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson failed tobe nominated for his directing duties on Niceland, he won as producer omCold Light (with Anna Maria Karlsdottir) and his film won best screenplay for Huldar Breidfjord.
Olafur Johannesson's Shining Star was named best documentary, Runar Runarsson's LastFarm best short and Ragnar Bragason's Stop In The Name Of Love bestmusic video, while veteran documentary filmmaker Pall Steingrimsson received anhonorary award.