Norwegian director Marius Holst’s King of Devil’s Island (Kongen af Bastøy), which took 275,170 admissions domestically for Euforia Film, won the Amanda – Norway’s national film prize - for Best Feature.
At Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Festiviteten-Haugesund Concert Hall preceding the 39th Norwegian International Film Festival, the film salso won for Best Supporting Actor (Trond Nilssen) and Best Musical Score (Johan Søderqvist).
Maria Sødahl’s Limbo cashed in on five of its ten Amanda nominations, including Line Verndal and Lena Endre’s prizes for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
Norwegian actor Bjørn Floberg, who has been in 63 feature and TV films – most recently in three installments of the Varg Veum franchise - received the committee’s 2011 Honorary Amanda at the TV2 televised event.
Amanda Awards 2011
Best Film: King of Devil’s Island (Kongen af Bastøy). Prod: Karin Julsrud, for 4½
Best Children’s Film: Elias and the Hunt for the Gold of the Sea (Elias og jakten på havets gull). Dir: Lise I Osvoll. Prods: John M Jacobsen, Sveinung Galimo, for Filmkameratene
Best Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg, for Nokas
Best Actress: Line Verndal, for Limbo. Dir: Maria Sødahl
Best Actor: Henrik Rafaelsen, for Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig). Dir: Anne Sewitsky
Best Supporting Actress: Lena Endre, for Limbo
Best Supporting Actor: Trond Nilssen, for King of Devil’s Island (Kongen af Bastøy). Dir: Marius Holst
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Grøndahl, for Nokas
Best Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro, for Limbo
Best Production Design: Niels Sejer, for Limbo
Best Visual Effects: Marcus B Brodersen/Filmkameratene, Øystein Larsen/Storyline Studios, for The Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren). Dir: Andre Øvredal
Best Musical Score: Johan Søderqvist, King of Devil’s Island
Best Editing: Christoffer Heie, for Totally True Love (Jørgen + Anne = sant). Dir: Anne Sewitsky
Best Sound Design: Hugo Ekornes, for Limbo
Best Short Film: 1994. Dir: Kaveh Tehrani. Prods: Tehrani, Christian Lien Jensen and Marthe Haakonsen
Best Documentary:: Reunion – Ten Years after the War. Dir: Jon Haukeland. Prod: Charlotte Røhder Tvedt, for Mediaoperatørene
Best Foreign Feature: Another Year. Dir: Mike Leigh (UK). Local distr: SF Norge
Honorary Amanda: Bjørn Floberg
The People’s Amanda (- the audience award, given in collaboration with Norway’s TV2 and Norwegian daily, VG): The Troll Hunter