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Three films dominate Guldbagge nominee list

Published torsdag 8 januari 2015 kl 11.46
"If I don't pull it off, it will be the most embarrassing moment in my life"
(6:30 min)
Directors Ruben Östlund and Roy Andersson are among the nominees. Photo: Björn Jansson/Sveriges Radio.
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Directors Ruben Östlund and Roy Andersson are among the nominees. Photo: Björn Jansson/Sveriges Radio.
Photo: SR
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Each winner will receive an eccentrically shaped Guldbagge sculpture. Photo: SR

Mikael Marcimain's film Gentleman picked up a record number of Guldbagge nominations on Thursday.

Marcimain's film, which is based on the eponymous novel by Klas Östergren, was nominated in 13 categories.

Actor Sverrir Gudnasson is himself up for two awards. He won the Guldbagge last year for best supporting actor, and this year is up for best supporting actor again for his performance of Leo Morgan in Gentleman, and he has also been nominated as best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of the character Kristian in another film, Blowfly Park

"It feels absolutely fantastic," he says, "as an actor you are always depending on what others say about your work."

Actress Saga Becker, who played the role of Sebastian and Ellie in the film Something Must Break, has been nominated as best actress in a leading role and has already made history.

"I'm the first transgender person that ever gets nominated for this prize, so that's a huge step," she tells Radio Sweden.

Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure (Turist, in Swedish) received 10 nominations, and Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence was nominated in seven categories.

These films dominated the nominations, and will be competing against each other for best film and best director.

They were announced during a press conference in Stockholm. This award is the Swedish version of the Oscars and BAFTA awards.

The winners will be named during the Guldbagge Gala, which takes place on 26 January in Stockholm.

Östlund is also heading to Los Angeles for the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, where Force Majeure is nominated for best foreign film. He is also on the shortlist for an Oscars nominations, which will be announced next Thursday.

Speaking to Radio Sweden, Östlund says he has not yet written a victory speech for the Golden Globes, but he has an idea: "It's like a kamakaze project. If I try it and don't pull it off, it will be the most embarrassing moment in my life," he laughs.

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