When Sweden's national film awards, the Guldbagges, arehanded out on Jan 24, three films will compete almost exclusively in everycategory.
TomasAlfredson's black comedy drama Four Shades Of Brown and first-time filmmaker Maria Blom's comedy drama Dalecarlians will face off against lastyear's biggest local box office success, Kay Pollak's drama As It Is InHeaven.
LukasMoodysson, whose provocative drama A Hole in My Heart scored less than35,000 visitors at local cinemas, and new-comer Teresa Fabik's acclaimedteenage drama The Ketchup Effect (Hip Hip Hora!) failed to score asingle nomination.
The threenominated films earned nods in the best film, best director, best actor andactress categories as well as both best supporting actress categories and forbest screenplay.
The onlyother film that managed to secure a nomination in the Guldbagge race was ColinNutley's English- language drama The Queen Of Sheba's Pearls for itscinematography by Jens Fischer.
The nominations for best foreign language film areAlejandro Gonzales Inarritu's 21 Grams, Sofia Coppola's Lost InTranslation and Andrej Zvjagintsev's Russian drama The Return.