Ruben Östlund holding a Guldbagge Award
Ruben Östlund with his award for Best Director at the Guldbagge gala on January 23. Photo by Pelle T. Nilsson / Swedish Press Agency

Triangle of Oscars

The Oscars are out – and Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund has been nominated in no less than three categories: Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

– This is further proof that Swedish film is extremely strong internationally, and that Ruben Östlund is at the forefront. These nominations add to the Palme d'Or already awarded to Triangle of Sadness and the four European Film Awards at the end of last year. Our best wishes to the whole team, and fingers crossed, says Anette Novak, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.

At the Swedish Guldbagge Awards gala on Monday, Triangle of Sadness picked up six awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Actress – Zlatko Buric and Dolly de Leon, respectively – Best Production Design (Sophie Krunegård) and Best Makeup (Stefanie Gredig).

Swedish co-productions

In addition, Danish-Swedish co-production A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont (co-produced by Tobias Janson, Story) was nominated for Best Documentary. Living, directed by Oliver Hermanus, received two nominations: Best Actor (Bill Nighy) and Best Screenplay (Kazuo Ishiguro). The film is co-produced by Gothenburg-based Filmgate Films, producer Sean Wheelan, and Film i Väst.

Also, Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson was nominated in the Best Music, Original Song category for "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, along with Rihanna, Tems and Ryan Coogler. Göransson won an Oscar at the 2019 gala for his score for Black Panther.

The 95th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12.