Cinema: Eleven Edda awards for "Rams"
Iceland's answer to the Oscars, the Edda awards, took place at a glittering ceremony last night at Reykjavik's Hilton Nordica hotel. The clear winner of the evening was Grímur Hákonarsson's Rams (Hrútar).
Rams received awards including best film, best cinematography, best costumes, best sound, best director and best script.
Actors Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson won awards for their roles in the film. Rams was nominated for 13 Eddas with the film Fúsi receving 12 nominaton and Sparrows (Þrestir) receiving 11. Neither of the latter two films received an award last night.
Television series Ófærð received three awards last night: best drama TV series, best special effects and best music - written by Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Rutger Hoedemækers. Jóhannsson was actually at the Oscars instead of the Eddas last night- having been nominated for his score to Sicario.
Children's science series Ævar vísindamaður received two awards last night, and Helgi Seljan was voted tv reporter of the year.
The crowd at the Edda awards then continued onwards to parties to watch the Oscar ceremony live from Los Angeles.