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Nominations for the 2008 Guldbagge Awards

A jury of 31 members has voted in a secret ballot for the following nominations for the 2008 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards. The nominations are listed alphabetical in order.

Best Film

De ofrivilliga / Involuntary
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff

Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In
Producers: John Nordling och Carl Molinder

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments
Producer: Thomas Stenderup

Best Director

Tomas Alfredson
for Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In

Jan Troell
for Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Ruben Östlund
for De ofrivilliga / Involuntary

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Lena Endre
for her role as Susanna in Himlens hjärta / Heaven’s Heart

Maria Heiskanen
for her role as Maria Larsson in Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Cecilia Milocco
for her role as the teacher in De ofrivilliga / Involuntary

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Mikael Persbrandt
for his role as Sigfrid Larsson in Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Gustaf Skarsgård
for his role as Göran Skoogh in Patrik 1,5 / Patrik Age 1.5

Peter Stormare
for his role as Klemens in Varg / Wolf

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Lundqvist
for her role as Ann in Himlens hjärta / Heaven’s Heart

Amanda Ooms
for her role as Mathilda in Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Marie Robertson
for her role as Birgitta in Rallybrudar

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jesper Christensen
for his role as Sebastian Pedersen in Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Torkel Petersson
for his role as Sven Skoogh in Patrik 1,5 / Patrik Age 1.5

Per Ragnar
for his role as Håkan in Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In

Best Screenplay

John Ajvide Lindqvist
for his script for Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In

Niklas Rådström, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell and Jan Troell
for their script for Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Ruben Östlund and Erik Hemmendorff
for their script for De ofrivilliga / Involuntary

Best Cinematography

Marius Dybwad Brandrud
for his cinematography in De ofrivilliga / Involuntary

Hoyte van Hoytema
for his cinematography in Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In

Jan Troell och Mischa Gavrjusjov
for their cinematography in Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick / Everlasting Moments

Best Foreign Language Film

A jury of 15 members has voted in a secret ballot for the following nominations for the 2008 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Lust, Caution
Director: Ang Lee

No Country for Old Men
Director: Joel Coen

There Will Be Blood
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Short Film and best Documentary Film

At a meeting held on 12 December 2008, a special committee agreed on the following nominations for the 2008 Guldbagge Awards in the Best Short Film and Best Documentary Film categories.

Dockpojken/Puppetboy
Director: Johannes Nyholm

Istället för abrakadabra / Instead of Abracadabra
Director: Patrik Eklund

Lögner / Lies
Director: Jonas Odell

Best Documentary Film

H:r Landshövding / Mr Governor
Director: Måns Månsson

En enastående studie i mänsklig förnedring / An Extraordinary Study in Human Degradation
Director: Patrik Eriksson

Maggie vaknar på balkongen / Maggie in Wonderland
Director: Mark Hammarberg, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Beatrice Maggie Andersson

More awards at the ceremony

Three more awards will be given out for best achievements, in fields not already award with a Guldbagge. Further, the Award of honour will be presented, as well as the Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children) as well as the Audience award.

 

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held 12 January 2009 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the event live.

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge ("Golden Beetle") is the name of the Swedish Film Institute's award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson. 

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If you have any questions about the SVT broadcast, please contact:
Magnus Telander, magnus.telander@svt.se, 031-83 73 51, 0706-43 64 57

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