The Amanda Awards 2017

Photo: Haakon Nordvik

The winners of the Amanda prize were announced at the award ceremony on 19 August 2017. The TV show was directed by TV 2 and was sent from Scandic Maritim Hall. The evenings hostess was Pia Tjelta.

The Norwegian International Film Festival and the Amanda Committee are proud to present this year’s Amanda winners:

Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release
The King’s Choice – Produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae for Paradox, directed by Erik Poppe

Best Children’s Film
In the Forest of Huckybucky – Produced by Ove Heiborg, Elisabeth Opdal and Eirik Smidesang Slåen for Qvisten Animasjon, directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

Best Director
Izer Aliu – Hunting Flies 

Best Actress
Ruby Dagnall – Rosemari

Best Actor
Kristoffer Joner – Handle with Care

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sarah Francesca Brænne – The Rules for Everything

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Karl Markovics – The King’s Choice

Best Screenplay
Harald Rosenløw Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland – The King’s Choice

Best Cinematography
Øystein Mamen – The Rules for Everything

Best Art Direction/Scenography
Peter Bävman – The King’s Choice

Best Visual Effects
Arne Kaupang – The King’s Choice

Best Music
Johan Söderqvist – The King’s Choice

Best Editing
Einar Egeland – The King’s Choice

Best Sound Design
Christian Schaanning – The King’s Choice

Best Short Film
My Sister – directed by Liv Joelle Barbosa Blad, produced by Nina Maria Barbosa Blad for Barbosa Blad Film

Best Documentary
Nowhere to Hide – directed by Zaradasht Ahmed, produced by Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas for Ten Thousand Images

Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release
Manchester by the Sea – directed by Kenneth Lonergan, distributed by United International Pictures

The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper
Inge-Lise Langfeldt

The People’s Amanda
Marcus & Martinus – Together – produced by Silje Buraas and Tom Marius Kittilsen for Fenomen TV Film & Scene, directed by Daniel Fahre

The Amanda Committee Honorary Award
Axel Helgeland