The winners of the Cinema Scandinavia Awards 2016

This year’s online audience awards, the Cinema Scandinavia Awards, has come to a close, with audiences preferring films set either in Iceland or the Arctic.


The winner of the top prize, Nordic Film of the Year, went to the Icelandic award-winning Heartstone. But that’s not all for the film; the director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson tied with Baltasar Kormákur for Favourite Director and Heartstone also picked up Favourite Icelandic Film.

The favourite TV series went to the Icelandic crime drama Trapped, with an overwhelming 70% of the vote, and our favourite documentary of the year was the Norwegian Arctic Superstar

This rounds up another successful year in Nordic film and television, and shows our love of all things dark, grim and chilly is not dying anytime soon!

You can find the full list of winners below:heartstone_02

Nordic Film of the Year: Heartstone (Iceland)


Favourite Documentary: Arctic Superstar (Norway)


Favourite TV Series: Trapped (Iceland)gudmundur-a-gudmundsson

Favourite Director: Tied with Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Heartstone) tied with Baltasar Kormákur (The Oath, Trapped)


Favourite Actor: Baltasar Kormákur (The Oath)


Favourite Actress: Hera Hilmar (The Oath)


Favourite Danish Film: The Commune dir. Thomas Vinterberg


Favourite Finnish Film: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki dir. Juho Kuosmanen


Favourite Icelandic Film: Heartstone dir. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson


Favourite Norwegian Film: The Last King dir. Nils Gaup


Favourite Swedish Film: Sami Blood dir. Amanda Kernell


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.