Mr Bjarnfredarson leads the nominations for Iceland’s Edda Awards, which are due to take place on February 27.

Director Ragnar Bragason has scored 11 nominations for his feature Mr Bjarnfredarson at this year’s Edda Awards, Iceland’s national film and TV prizes.

It shared six nominations with TV series The Prison Shift (Fangavaktin), which the film is based on. The TV show scored a record 13 nominations.

Mr Bjarnfredarson, which became Icecland’s highest grossing opener when it was released in December, scored nominations for best film, best director, best actor and actress and best script among others.

Released on December 26, Mr Bjarnfredarson sold 18,582 tickets in three days and beat James Cameron’s Avatar into second place. The film has been seen by 20% of Iceland’s population.

Organised by the Icelandic Film & Television Academy, the Edda Awards ceremony will take place on February 27. For a full list of nominations, please visit the official website.