Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Swedish Film Institute held their ceremony to reveal the winners of the 2011 Guldbagge ('Golden Beetle') Awards, to honour the best in Swedish cinema. Babak Najafi's Sebbe which took the prize for Best Debut Feature at the Berlin Film Festival, was named the Best Film.
Another debut film Svinalängorna (Beyond) by Swedish actress Pernilla August had led with eight nominations, and came away with three awards. August won for Best Director, and it claimed the Best Supporting Actress (Outi Mäenpää) and Editing (Asa Mossberg) awards. August was also nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Miss Kicki, but lost to Alicia Vikander for her role in Till det som är vackert (Pure).
Also taking three prizes was Snabba Cash (Easy Money). Till det som är vackert (Pure) was another multiple winner with two awards, with Best Screenplay (Lisa Langseth) to go along with the Best Actress win.
The Best Documentary award went to the fascinating Ångrarna (Regretters) by Marcus Lindeen. It profiles two of the first men to have male-to-female sex reassignment decades ago, but now wish to change back.
The Best Foreign Film award went to the Austria/France/Germany co-production Lourdes by Jessica Hausner.
Complete winners for the 2011 Guldbagge Awards
Pernilla August, Svinalängorna (Beyond)
Best actress in a leading role
Alicia Vikander, Till det som är vackert (Pure)
Best actor in a leading role
Joel Kinnaman, Snabba Cash (Easy Money)
Best actress in a supporting role
Outi Mäenpää, Svinalängorna (Beyond)
Best actor in a supporting role
Peter Dalle, Himlen är oskyldigt blå (Behind Blue Skies)
Lisa Langseth, Till det som är vackert (Pure)
Aril Wretblad, Snabba Cash (Easy Money)
Ångrarna (Regretters), Marcus Lindeen
Best short film
Tussilago, Jonas Odell
Best Foreign Language Film
Lourdes, Jessica Hausner
The Audience Award for Best Film
House of Angels - Third Time Around
Gullspiran - Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the Making of Kids Movies
Producer Lisbeth Gabrielsson
The Honourary Guldbagge
Actress Mona Malm
Magnus Borjeson, Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson for the combination of music and sound in Sound of Noice
Asa Mossberg for the editing of Svinalängorna (Beyond)
Jeanette Klintberg for the casting of Snabba Cash (Easy Money)