From 2020, the Norwegian film Award Amanda will incorporate Best Makeup and Best Costume in its price categories. Thus, 22 prizes will be awarded next year, including the Honorary Amanda Award and the Gullklapper presented by the Amanda Committee, and the People’s Amanda, which is an audience award.
“Most other national film awards, such as the Oscars, Bafta and the Swedish Gullbaggen, already have categories for makeup and costume and the Amanda Committee sees it as a natural development to include these in the Amanda Awards,” says Tonje Hardersen, chair of the Amanda Committee.
– This is an initiative that has come from the film industry, led by the group “We are half the stories” and we are happy to help focus on these important professional functions, she continues.
The film prize Amanda was established to increase the quality of, as well as promote the interest in Norwegian cinema, documentaries and short films intended for public viewing. The award consists of a statue in bronze designed by the sculptor Kristian Kvakland and produced by Olaussen metal. Amanda is arranged and financed by the Norwegian International Film Festival AS. The work is led by a separate committee, the Amanda Committee, which consists of leaders from the various film industry organizations.
The Amanda Awards is part of the Norwegian Film Festival which takes place from 15 to 21. August 2020. The films for consideration must have premiered in Norwegian cinemas in the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.