The Edda Awards, bestowed annually by the Icelandic Film and Television Academy, were announced Sunday evening at Háskólabíó. The production that took home the most awards was Blackport (Verbúðin), a drama series set in 1980s Iceland, inspired by the laws on the fishing quotas implemented in 1983.
Blackport won a total of nine awards, including Best Fictional Series, Best Screenplay, and Best Score, composed by musicians Herdís Stefánsdóttir and Kjartan Holm.
Beautiful Beings (Berdreymi), a coming-of-age film directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, won Best Film. Meanwhile, Hlynur Pálmason won Best Director for his film Godland, set in colonial Iceland. It’s in cinemas now.
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