Swedish actress Pernilla Augustâ€™s directorial debut “Beyond” has scooped 8 nominations for Swedenâ€™s national film awards, the Guldbagge Awards, which will take place on Jan 24 in Stockholm. Chosen by a jury of 34 members, the film tells the story of a grown-up daughter (played by Noomi Rapace) who is forced to confront her alcoholic mother. It premiered in Venice in 2010 where it won the audience award for best film in critics week. At the Guldbagge Awards, “Beyond” has received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (August), Best Actress (Rapace), Best Supporting Actor (Ville Virtanen), two for Best Supporting Actress (Tehilla Leaf and Outi MĂ¤enpĂ¤Ă¤), Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Congratulations to all of them!
With many thanks to Mariana, high quality scans from the February 2011 issue of the British Total Film magazine have been added to the gallery. Enjoy – and Happy New Year everybody!
Noomi has received yet another Best Actress nomination for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, this time for the London Critics Circle Film Award. She shares the category with Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Jennifer Lawrence (Winterâ€™s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). This year’s ceremony will take place at the BFI London on the South Bank for the first time, on 10 February 2011, in aid of the BFI archive.
Noomi has won the Satellite Award as Best Actress in a Drama for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. The film was also awarded as Best Foreign Language Film. Since the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards have passed Noomi as a potential nominee, it’s nice to see her mentioned with some international recognition for her stunning work. Noomi wasn’t present at the awards show since she is still filming the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel in London, but she sent a very nice recorded message, which you can see at the video archive.
Here’s a great early Christmas present for all visitors and fans of the “Millenium” trilogy. The video archive has been updated with an excerpt of the 2009 documentary “Millenium: The Story” on the life and work of Stieg Larsson, featuring an interview with Noomi on playing Lisbeth Salander (the interview was taped during rehearsals for Medealand). Then, a making of for “The Girl Who Played with Fire” – very interesting to see how the final scene of the film was made. And finally, an on-set interview with Noomi while shooting “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Enjoy the new clips!