Liv Bergþórsdóttir, CEO of Nova, was chosen Businessperson of the Year 2016 by the business magazine Frjáls Verslun.
The main actors in Icelandic coming-of-age film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Baldur Einarsson and Blær Hinriksson, were both named Best Actor at the Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday.
The young adult novel ‘Sölvasaga unglings’ (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson, won the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in Copenhagen yesterday.
Baltasar Kormákur’s mystery TV series ‘Trapped’ (‘Ófærð’), set in East Iceland, received a television award at Prix Europa, the European broadcasting festival, in Berlin on Friday.
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson’s first feature film, ‘Heartstone’ (‘Hjartasteinn’), received three prizes at the Warsaw Film Festival last weekend.
The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace was presented by Yoko Ono at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, yesterday.
The Icelandic film Sparrows (Þrestir) has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize, to be presented in Copenhagen on November 1.
On June 17, the Icelandic National Day, artist Ragnar Kjartansson was chosen this year’s Reykjavík City Artist.
Last night, Icelandic musician Björk won a BRIT Award in the category International Female Solo Artist at a ceremony in London.
Icelandic composer Einar Tönsberg has been nominated for an Annie Award for his music in the animated Irish children’s television series Puffin Rock.
Wednesday, Dr. Jón Karlsson, became the first Icelandic doctor to receive the Nordic Medical Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm.
Actor Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson has been nominated for the National Film Awards in the UK for his role in the film Chasing Robert Parker.
The Icelandic/Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson received a Crystal Award in Davos, Switzerland Wednesday at the World Economic Forum annual meeting.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for a BAFTA Award (British Academy for Film and Television Arts) for the second year in a row.
The editors of Condé Nast Traveller have listed Hótel Búðir, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland, among their favorite hotels in the world.
The Businessperson of the Year was honored at a reception, hosted by Frjáls verslun business magazine, published by Iceland Review publisher Heimur hf, at Radisson BLU Saga Hotel in Reykjavík yesterday.
Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson’s film Rams (Hrútar) has been nominated as Best European Film at the European Film Awards presented in Berlin Saturday.
Musician Björk Guðmundsdóttir, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, and the band Of Monsters and Men have all been nominated for a Grammy award.