The Icelandic Literature Prizes were presented today.
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.
Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has received an award from the French literary journal Lire for his novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (D’ailleurs, les poissons n’ont pas de pieds,The Fish Have No Feet).
Eldheimar, a volcano museum in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) received the Icelandic Design Award yesterday.
The Leif Erikson Exploration Awards were presented this week at the Exploration Museum in Húsavík, North Iceland, according to a press release from the museum.
Into the Glacier, the ice cave in Langjökull glacier, was awarded the Innovation Prize of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Wednesday.
Grímur Hákonarson’s film Hrútar won three prizes at the 60th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain Saturday night.
Dagur Kári Pétursson’s film Fúsi (Virgin Mountain) won the Nordic Council’s film prize at a ceremony last night at Harpa Concert Hall.
Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film Sparrows (Þrestir) keeps flying high―this time at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival.
Last night, Grímur Hákonarson’s film Rams captured first prize at the Tofifest film festival in Poland.
Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film Sparrows (Þrestir) got yet another feather in its cap last Sunday, when it won the main prize in a so-called 1-2 Competition at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival.
The Icelandic film Rams (Hrútar), directed by Grímur Hákonarson, won yet another award Monday, when chosen “Best narrative feature film” at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in East Hampton, New York.