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Prison Shift and Bjarnfredarson Win Most Eddas

The television series The Prison Shift (Fangavaktin) and the movie Mr. Bjarnfredarson, which is bases on one of the characters from the Shift series, won the most awards at the Eddas, the Icelandic film and television awards, on Saturday.

They won six Eddas each, including for Best Movie, Best Acted Television Program, Best Lead Actor, which Jón Gnarr received, and Best Supporting Actor, which went to Björn Thors for his role in The Prison Shift, reports.

Both the movie and the series are directed by Ragnar Bragason. Mamma Gógó, a film directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, won three Eddas, for music, set and Kristbjörg Kjeld was awarded as Best Lead Actress.

Thóra Arnórsdóttir was named Television Personality of the Year and her quiz show Útsvar was chosen Best Entertainment Program.

Egill Helgason was awarded for both his programs, Siflur Egils as Best News Program and the literature program Kiljan as Best Culture/Lifestyle Program.

Algjör Sveppi og leitin ad Villa was named Best Children’s Program/Film and Draumalandid Best Documentary.

The Icelandic nation received the honorary award for supporting the local film and television industry—many viewing and attendance records were broken last year.

However, the government, Minister of Education and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Páll Magnússon, director of national broadcaster RÚV, were criticized for their planned cutbacks to the Icelandic film and television industry.

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