Despite an Academy Award nomination today, eight local award nominations and 1.2 million admissionsin Sweden, last year's local box office champion As It Is In Heaven didn't wina single Swedish Film Award (Guldbagge) at a ceremony held last night inStockholm.
Instead, Tomas Alfredson'sfour hour's drama Four Shades Of Brown and first- time film maker MariaBlom's comedy drama Dalecarlians were the clear winners at the ceremony,taking four and three awards respectively.
The award for best film waspicked up by Lars Jonsson of Memfis Film, who produced Dalecarlians. Thefilm also won the award for best script as well as an honour for Kajsa Ernst asbest supporting actress.
Four Shades Of Brown by TV outfit Killingganget won awards for bestdirector (Tomas Alfredson), best actress (Maria Kulle), best actor (RobertGustafsson) and best supporting actor (Ulf Brunnberg).
A prize also went to ColinNutley's English-language drama The Queen Of Sheba's Pearls for thecinematography by Jens Fisher, while Russian The Return by AndrejZvjagincev was named best foreign film.
This year's recipient of theIngmar Bergman Award, elected by the cinema legend himself, was Swedish actorMikael Persbrandt. 90-year-old actress Sickan Carlsson won the life-timeachievement award for her many roles in Swedish cinema.
2004 Guldbagge Award winners
Dalecarlians, Producer: Lars Jonsson
Tomas Alfredson, Four Shades Of Brown
Best Actress in a LeadingRole
Maria Kulle, Four Shades Of Brown
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Gustafsson, Four Shades Of Brown
Best Actress in a SupportingRole
Kajsa Ernst, Dalecarlians
Best Actor in a SupportingRole
Ulf Brunnberg, Four Shades Of Brown
Maria Blom, Dalecarlians
Jens Fischer, The Queen Of Sheba's Pearls
Best Foreign Language Film
The Return (Vozvrashcheniye) Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Best Short Film
Glenn, The Great Runner Director: Anna Erlandsson
Best Documentary Film
The Armwrestler From Solitude Directors: Helen Ahlsson, Lisa Munthe
Best Achievement in thespecialist categories film editing, set design, costumes, make-up, specialeffects and animation Sofia Lindgren, The Ketchup Effect
Best Achievement in thespecialist categories sound engineering, mixing and original score LasseLiljeholm, Eddie Axberg, The Queen Of Sheba's Pearls
Lifetime Achievement Award
Actress Sickan Carlsson
The 2004 Ingmar BergmanAward
Actor Mikael Persbrandt