Oscar hopeful sweeps Swedish awards
'Everlasting Moments,' scoops five Guldbagge nodsBERLIN -- "Everlasting Moments," Jan Troell's period piece about social change in Sweden in the early 1900s, has swept the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's top film honors.
"Moments" took home five statuettes, including for best film, best actor (Mikael Persbrandt) and best actress (Maria Heiskanen).
Troell's film also has made the shortlist for this year's foreign-language Oscar and was nominated for a Golden Globe for best foreign-language film.
To top it all off, "Everlasting Moments" won the Goteborg Film Prize, an audience award presented ahead of Sweden's top international film festival, which kicks off Jan. 23.
The Guldbagge best director nod went to Troell compatriot Tomas Alfredson for his vampire thriller "Let the Right One In," which also picked up best screenplay for writer John Ajvide Lindqvist and best cinematography for Hoyte van Hoytema.
The Guldbagge for best documentary went to Beatrice Maggie Andersson's "Maggie in Wonderland" about a Kenyan immigrant living in Sweden.
A complete list of Guldbagge winners follows:
"Everlasting Moments," Jan Troell, produced by Thomas Stenderup
Tomas Alfredson, "Let the Right One In"
Maria Heiskanen in "Everlasting Moments"
Mikael Persbrandt in "Everlasting Moments"
Maria Lundqvist in "Heaven's Heart"
Jesper Christensen in "Everlasting Moments"
Hoyte van Hoytema for "Let the Right One In"
John Ajvide Lindqvist for "Let the Right One In"
Matti Bye for "Everlasting Moments"
Eva Noren for "Let the Right One In"
Per Sundstrom and Ljudteamet for "Let the Right One In"
"Lust, Caution," Ang Lee
"Maggie in Wonderland," Beatrice Maggie Andersson