The National Theater of Iceland’s staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth earned the trophy for Best Performance at Gríman, the Icelandic Awards of the Performing Arts, on Wednesday evening. Machbeth won a total of four awards.
Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) by Þorleifur Örn Arnarsson, based on a novel by Einar Már Guðmundsson, won three of the nine awards for which it was nominated, including for Best Play, Fréttablaðið reported on June 13. It was also staged at the National Theater.
Kristbjörg Kjeld won the award for Best Actress for the leading role in black comedy Jónsmessumótt (‘Midsummer Night’) by Icelandic director Hávar Sigurjónsson, staged at the National Theater, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson was chosen as Best Actor for his role as Lennie in Reykjavík City Theater’s staging of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir proved Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Ragnar Bragason’s Gullregn (‘Laburnum’) at Reykjavík City Theater, and Hilmar Guðjónsson Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Reykjavík City Theater’s staging of Red by John Logan.
Actor Gunnar Eyjólfsson won the Honorary Award of the Association of the Performing Arts in Iceland, while Kristján Ingimarsson, visual theater artist, and the theater group Neander won the award for Newcomer of the Year for the performance of Blam!.