Movie Volcano cleans up at Icelandic Edda Awards

The film Eldfjall (Volcano) was the big winner at this Saturday night’s Edda Awards ceremony in Reykjavík.

The film’s director, Rúnar Rúnarsson won the Edda for best director, and also picked up the trophy for best screenplay.

Theodór Júlíusson was named actor of the year and Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir was actress of the year and Þorsteinn Bachmann was named supporting actor of the year. All received their Eddas for their roles in Volcano.

The film had already been honoured with 10 prizes in other countries and was Iceland’s entry for best foreign film at the Oscars. It did not, however, make the final nine in Hollywood.

Vilhjálmur Knudsen was awarded the lifetime achievement award by the academy, RÚV reported.

Prizewinners at the Edda Awards were:

Film of the year – Eldfjall
Acted television programme of the year – Pressan 2
Documentary of the year – Andlit norðursins (Faces of the North)
Director of the year – Rúnar Rúnarsson
Viewers’ prize – Þóra Arnórsdóttir
Actor of the year in leading role – Theodór Júlíusson
Actress of the year in leading role – Margrét Helga Jóhannesdóttir
Script of the year – Rúnar Rúnarsson
Score of the year – Gunnar Árnason for Borgríki
Music of the year – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for Andlit Norðursins (Faces of the North)
Comedy show of the year – Áramótamót Hljómskálans
Television personality of the year – Jóhannes Kr. Kristjánsson
Actress of the year in supporting role – María Heba Þorkelsdóttir
Actor of the year in supporting role – Þorsteinn Bachmann
Children’s material of the year – Algjör Sveppi og töfraskápurinn
Cultural or lifestyle programme of the year – Hljómskálinn
News or interview programme of the year – Landinn
Short film of the year – Skaði
Character of the year – Ragna Fossberg
Costumes of the year – Margrét Einars
Set design of the year – Gunnar Karlsson
Cinematography of the year – Árni Filippusson
Editing of the year – Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
Lifetime achievement award – Vilhjálmur Knudsen, cinematographer


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