Here are the 2019 Amanda Award Winners

17. August 2019

Out Stealing Horses received the most awards during yesterday’s Amanda ceremony, with five awards in the categories of Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography and Best Original Music. The Amanda Committee Honorary Award went to director and producer Petter Vennerød.

Pia Tjelta won her first Amanda Award for Best Actress for her effort in Tuva Novotny’s Blind Spot. Tobias Santelmann also won his first Amanda Award for Best Actor for his effort in The Congo Murders, directed by Marius Holst. Best Actress in a Supporting Role was given to Maria Bonnevie for her effort in the role as “Astrid” in Phoenix. Psychobitch, directed by Martin Lund was awarded Best Children’s Film. Martin Lund, a feature debut, won the award for Best Screenplay for Psychobitch. The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper went to cinematographer Philip Øgaard. Audiences voted The Quake, directed by John Andreas Andersen as the winner of The People’s Amanda.

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

Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release

Out Stealing Horses – Produced by Turid Øversveen,, directed by Hans Petter Moland

Best Children’s Film

Psychobitch — Produced by Ruben Thorkildsen, directed by Martin Lund

Best Director

Hans Petter Moland — Out Stealing Horses

Best Actress

Pia Tjelta – Blind Spot

Best Actor

Tobias Santelmann — The Congo Murders

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bonnevie — Phoenix

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Tobias Santelmann – The Congo Murders

Best Screenplay

Martin Lund – Psychobitch

Best Cinematography

Rasmus Videbæk — Out Stealing Horses

Best Art Direction/Scenography

Lina Nordqvist — Sonja

Best Visual Effects

Lars Erik Hansen (Gimpville), Torgeir Busch (Storyline Studios) Espen Nordahl (Storm) og Magnus Olsson (Filmgate) — The Quake

Best Music

Kasper Kaae — Out Stealing Horses

Best Editing

Karsten Meinich, Elise Solberg — Harajuku          

Best Sound Design

Gunn Tove Grønsberg — Harajuku

Best Short Film

She-Pack — Producer Lotte Sandbu for The Norwegian Film School, directed by Fanny Ovesen

Best Documentary

Where Man Returns — produced by Racha H. Larsen for Yellow Log, directed by Egil Håskjold Larsen

Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release

Kapernaum — directed by Nadine Labaki, distributed by Arthaus

The People’s Amanda

The Quake – Produced by Martin Sundland, Are Heidentrøm (Fantefilm), directed by John Andreas Andersen

The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper

Philip Øgaard, cinematographer

The Amanda Committee Honorary Award

Petter Vennerød, director and producer