The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) was selected Film of the Year at last night’s Edda Awards, the Icelandic annual film and television awards, according to RÚV. The film received more Eddas than any other, or ten of them, while Baltasar Kormákur’s film The Oath (Eiðurinn) received six.
In addition to being chosen Best Film, Heartstone received awards for Best Director (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson), Best Actor (Blær Hinriksson), Best Supporting Actress (Nína Dögg Filipusdóttir), Best Set (Hulda Helgadóttir), Best Costumes (Helga Rós V. Hannam), Best Script (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson), Best Editing (Anne Østerud og Janus Billeskov Jansen), and Best Filming (Sturla Brandth Grøvlen).
The Oath received Eddas for Best Actress (Hera Hilmarsdóttir), Best Supporting Actor (Gísli Örn Garðarsson), Best Special Effects (Pétur Karlsson and Daði Einarsson), Best Disguise (Ragna Fossberg and Heimir Sverrisson), Best Sound (Huldar Freyr Arnarson), and Best Music (Hildur Guðnadóttir).
Helgi Seljan, reporter for the news analysis program Kastljós, was selected TV Person of the Year. Leitin að upprunanum (Searching for the Roots), a program on Stöð 2 TV about the search for biological parents, was chosen News or Interview Program of the Year, Rætur (Roots), a program about people from all over the world who have settled in Iceland, was chosen Lifestyle Program of the Year, Með okkar augum (In our Own Eyes), a program made by people with disabilities, was chosen the Cultural Program of the Year, and Orðbragð (Language) the Entertainment Program of the Year. The last four programs aired on RÚV, as did Trapped (Ófærð), which was chosen by the public as the TV Program of the Year.
Jökullinn logar (Inside a Volcano: the Rise of Icelandic Football) was chosen Documentary of the Year.