Swedish veteran director Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments receivedthehighest number of nominations - eight - for the Guldbagge awards, Sweden's national film prize.

The film isSweden's official candidate for the Oscar as Best Foreign-Language Feature and has already been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Everlasting Moments will compete in the categories for Best Film, Best director (Troell), Best Actress (Maria Heiskanen), Best Actor (Mikael Persbrandt), Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Ooms), Best Supporting Actor (Jesper Christensen), Best Original Screenplay (Niklas Rådström, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell, Troell) and Best Cinematography (Troell, Mischa Gavrjusjov).

Ruben Östlund's Involuntary (De ofrivilliga) and Tomas Alfredson's Let
The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)
are both in the running for five beetle statuettes, including Best Director and Best Film.

Ella Lemhagen's Patrik Age 1.5 (Patrik 1.5) and Simon Staho's Heaven's Heart (Himlens hjärta) will contend in two categories.

Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men, and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood will fight to be Best Foreign Film.

The Guldbagge nominations were announced bythe Swedish Film Institute's 31-member jury.

Swedish actor and stand-up comedian Johan Glans will host the SVT
televised Guldbagge Awards ceremony, which takes place on Jan 12.