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Parents Win Icelandic Oscars

The film Foreldrar (Parents) by Ragnar Bragason, released earlier this year, took home the most awards during the Eddas, the Icelandic Film and Television Awards, broadcast live on RÚV last night. The film won six awards in total.

Parents was chosen the Best Film of 2007 and received an award for Best Script. Bragason was also chosen as Best Director. The lead actors, Ingvar E. Sigurdsson and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, both received awards for Best Actor/Actress and Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson was awarded for Best Filming and Editing.

Bragason also received an award for the comedy show Naeturvaktin (“The Night Shift”), shown on Channel 2, which was chosen Best Television Show and also Most Popular Television Show through televoting.

Vedramót (The Quiet Storm) by Gudný Halldórsdóttir, which had been given the most nominations, 11, only received one award. Jörundur Ragnarsson was chosen Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Vedramót.

Click here to read an interview with Ragnar Bragason and here to watch the trailer from Parents.

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