The winners of the 2018 Norwegian film awards (called Amandaprisen in Norwegian) have been announced, with Norwegian director Iram Haq and her film What Will People Say coming out on top.
The film was inspired by Haq’s real-life experiences growing up between the Norwegian and Pakistani cultures. We spoke to her about the film at the Gothenburg Film Festival in February, which you can read by clicking here.
Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller was nominated for twelve prizes and won the technical awards of Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Editing. Erik Poppe’s U-July 22 won awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The WWII drama The 12th Man won the People’s Amanda.
The winners of the Norwegian Film Awards 2018:
Best Norwegian Film: What Will People Say dir. Iram Haq
Best Director: Iram Haq – What Will People Say
Best Actress: Andrea Berntzen – U-July 22
Best Actor: Adil Hussain – What Will People Say
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Solveig Koløen Birkeland – U-July 22
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ingar Helge Gimle – Going West
Best Cinematography: Jakob Ihre – Thelma
Best Art Direction: Sebastian Ekeberg – The Monkey and the Mouth