The list of BAFTA (EE British Academy Film Awards) and Oscars (Academy Awards) nominees have been released, and I am thrilled to say that two Norwegian movies have been nominated in the category of best foreign movie: ‘Headhunters’ at the BAFTA and ‘Kon-tiki’ at the Oscars.
Norwegian movies have made a great leap in quality over the last decade, and is slowly beginning to earn recognition abroad. Last year was a really good year for Norwegian cinema, and I am thrilled that it’s being noticed. Seeing the competition, I think the chances of either of the movies actually winning are slim, but being nominated for two of the biggest and most prestigous awards in the film industry is a great achievement in itself and something of a triumph for Norwegian cinema.
The big award season is coming up, with the Golden Globes, BAFTA and the Oscars all being handed out during the next six weeks. Full lists of nominees can be found here: