The Deep Wins 11 Edda Awards

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The Deep Wins 11 Edda Awards

djupidBaltasar Kormákur’s The Deep (Djúpið) took home 11 Icelandic Film and Television Awards (Eddas) at an awards ceremony at Harpa concert hall on Saturday evening.

The Deep won the awards for Best Film, Cinematography (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson), Editing (Sverrir Kristjánsson /Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir), Director (Baltasar Kormákur), Best Actor (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), Special Effects (Daði Einarsson), Costume (Helga I. Stefánsdóttir), Set (Atli Geir Grétarsson), Makeup (Ragna Fossberg), Sound (Kjartan Kjartansson /Ingvar Lundberg) and Music (Ben Frost/Daníel Bjarnason).

Black’s Game (Svartur á leik), directed by Óskar Þór Axelsson, won Best Supporting Actor (Damon Younger) and Best Supporting Actress (María Birta Bjarnadóttir), as well as the award for Best Script (Óskar Þór Axelsson).

The Deep had been nominated for 16 awards and Black’s Game 15.

The Press 3 (Pressa 3) won Best Television Series and Best Actress (Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir) while Kastljós won Best News and Interview Program.

The award for Best Documentary went to Hrafnhildur, a documentary about gender correction.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Minister of Education, Science and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir were among those to present the awards.

The Deep missed out on an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in January after having been shortlisted.

Read the full results here (in Icelandic).

ZR