'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Nominated for 4 Swedish Oscars

by Andre Soares

Box-office sensation The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is up for a Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) Award for the best Swedish picture of 2009. Strangely, director Niels Arden Oplev wasn't nominated – The Girl's Fredrik Edfeldt took his place – though Noomi Rapace (above) is in the running for best actress. A surprise blockbuster, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has earned more than $100 million at the international box office. In the film, Rapace plays a computer hacker who helps uncover (somewhat literally) a number of skeletons in the past of a powerful family.

The two other Guldbagge nominees for best picture also focus on young women: in Teresa Fabik's Starring Maja, an overweight small-town teenager struggles to become an actress, while in Lisa Siwe's Glowing Stars, a teenage girl tries to cope with the fact that her mother is dying.

Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Hirokazu Kore-eda's Still Walking, and Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir are the three best foreign film nominees.

The winners will be announced on Jan. 25.

Photo: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Nordisk Films)

Guldbagge 2010 Nominations

Best Picture
Starring Maja, Prod.: Sandra Harms
Glowing Stars, Prod.: Anders Landström
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prod.: Søren Stærmose

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke
Still Walking, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Waltz with Bashir, Ari Folman

Best Documentary
Ebbe - The Movie, Karin af Klintberg, Jane Magnusson
The Queen and I, Nahid Persson Sarvestani
Videocracy, Erik Gandini

Best Director
Teresa Fabik, Starring Maja
Lisa Siwe, Glowing Stars
Fredrik Edfeldt, The Girl

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Malin Crépin, In Your Veins
Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stina Ekblad, A Rational Solution

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Olle Sarri, The Ape
Björn Starrin, The Wedding Photographer
Claes Ljungmark, A Rational Solution

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Annika Hallin, Glowing Stars
Anki Lidén, Glowing Stars
Tova Magnusson-Norling, The Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Joel Kinnaman, Johan Falk
Kjell Bergqvist, The Wedding Photographer
Sven-Bertil Taube, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Screenplay
Teresa Fabik, Starring Maja
Ulf Malmros, The Wedding Photographer
Karin Arrhenius, The Girl

Best Cinematography
Peter Mokrosinski, The Girl Who Played with Fire
Hoyte van Hoytema, The Girl
Eric Kress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Short Film
Dreams from the Woods, Johannes Nyholm
Scratches, Gabriela Pichler
Good Friend of Mr. World, Axel Petersén

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