Dagur Kari's Noi Albinoi continued its winning streak scooping most of the major awards at the annual EDDAs - the Icelandic Film & TV-Awards.

The ceremony, which is considered one of the most important events of the social calendar in Iceland, was broadcast on RUV, the national Icelandic station, and achieved a 60% audience rating.

Noi Albinoi won Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Kari, as well as best lead actor for Tomas Lemarquis, best supporting actor for Throstur Leo Gunnarsson, and best art direction by Jon Steinar Ragnarsson.

The film, which has already picked up a number of international awards and is Iceland's official Oscar candidate, is produced by Skuli Malmquist and Thorir Snaer Sigurjonsson of Zik Zak Filmworks in collaboration with Philippe Bober's Essential Filmproduction and Kim Magnusson's M&M Productions.

Sigurlaug Jonsdottir was chosen as best actress for her performance in Solveig Anspach's French-Icelandic-Belgian Stormy Weather.

Among the other award-winners were Gunnar B. Gudmundsson's Caramels as best short, Edda Heidrun Backmann for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in The New Year Pantomime 2002, Jon Arsaell Thordarson and Steingrimur Jon Thordarson's Independent People as best television show, and Olafur Sveinsson's Last Stop as best documentary. Knutur Hallson, who was one of the initiators of the Icelandic Film Fund in 1978, received an Honorary Prize.