The first part of the Amanda Awards Ceremony was held this afternoon at Haugesund City Hall. The Amanda Committee’s Gullklapper (“The Golden Clapper”) went to Norwegian cinema’s dubbing master Harald Mæle, who is primarily known for his many voices in Disney classics.
The Norwegian International Film Festival and the Amanda Committee are proud to present this year’s first Amanda winners:
Simon Pramsten – Here Is Harold
Christoffer Heie and Ida Kolstø – The Accidental Rock Star
Nicholas Sillitoe – The Disappearing Illusionist
Best Sound Design
Fredric Vogel and Petter Fladeby – Børning
Best Art Direction/Scenography
Peter de Neergaard – Beatles
Best Visual Effects
Morten Moen and Tine Teigene Dalen – Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama
Best Short Film
Bunker – Vibeke Heide
Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release
Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev, distributed by Arthaus
The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper
The Amanda Committee’s statement : «The Award winner started his career in the early 1970s as a producer at the TV station NRK, and has since worked within a large, but little acknowledged part of the Norwegian film and TV industry. In addition to innumerable TV series, over the years he has been participating in more than one hundred Norwegian-speaking films in theatrical release, which again have had tens of millions of viewers. There is hardly one house in Norway without films on the shelf carrying his work.
Through his excellence, Norwegian dubbing is today highly respected among international film and TV producers, and this honour is primarily due to the award winner. With close to forty years in the industry as a voice director, translator and dubbing actor, the award winner is the very foundation of Norwegian dubbing. He has been a mentor and inspirator for several generations of actors, directors, translators, sound technicians, co-ordinators and others involved in making Norwegian versions of foreign films.
The 2015 Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper goes to Harald Mæle.»