Norway’s Canon Awards announce 2017 winners

Norway’s Canon Awards were held last week, with Erik Poppe‘s The King’s Choice the big winner of the night.

The Canon Awards are held out annually by eight Norwegian film trade organisations such as the Norwegian Film Directors Association and the Norwegian Actors’ Association. This year’s ceremony was held during the Trondheim International Film Festival.

The King’s Choice won Best Producers (Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B Kvae), Best Script (Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Jan Trygve Røyneland), Best Actor (Jesper Christensen), Best Cinematography (John Christian Rosenlund) as well as Filmweb’s Audience Award.

Pyromaniac by Erik Skjoldbjærg won Best Director, Best Actress (Liv Bernhoft Osa) and Best Sound Design (Håkon Lammetun). Sara Johnsen’s Framing Mom won Best Supporting Actress, the documentary What Young Men Do Best Editing (Robert Stengård) and Nils Gaup’s epic film The Last King Best Musical Score (Gaute Storaas).

Erik Poppe’s WW2 drama received five prizes at last Thursday’s national Canon film awards ceremony at Tronheim’s Bysnenen. Last year’s top grossing film and Norway’s Oscar entry The King’s Choice won

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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