2018 Guldbagge Awards ceremony held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Greenpost, Jan. 22–A grand gala awarding ceremony has been held in Stockholm’s Cirkus. 

The award winners of the Guldbagge Awards on 22 January 2018. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

At an awards ceremony, held at Cirkus in Stockholm and broadcasted live, the winners of the Guldbagge Awards 2018 were crownedThe Nile Hilton Incident received five awards, followed by Sámi Blood with three awards, including the Guldbaggen Audience Award. The Square andBorg/McEnroe received two awards each.

 Best Film

The Nile Hilton Incident

Producer: Kristina Åberg


Best Director

Ruben Östlund

for The Square


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Lene Cecilia Sparrok

for the role as Elle Marja in Sámi Blood (Sameblod)


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Fares Fares

for the role as Noredin in The Nile Hilton Incident


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Julia Kijowska

for the role as Agnieszka in Strawberry Days


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Stellan Skarsgård

for the role as Lennart Bergelin in Borg/McEnroe


Best Screenplay

Amanda Kernell

for the screenplay for Sámi Blood (Sameblod)


Best Cinematography

Fredrik Wenzel

for cinematography in The Square


Best Editing

Anders Skov

for the editing of Sámi Blood (Sameblod)


Best Costume

Louize Nissen

for the costumes in The Nile Hilton Incident


Best Sound/Sound Design

Fredrik Jonsäter

for the sound on The Nile Hilton Incident


Best Makeup

Petra Cabbe

for mask/make-up in Solsidan (english title TBA)


Best Original Score

Peter von Poehl

for Ravens (Korparna)


Best Set Design

Roger Rosenberg

forThe Nile Hilton Incident


Best Visual Effects

Torbjörn Olsson and Alex Hansson

for Borg/McEnroe


Best Foreign Language Film

The Salesman

by Asghar Farhadi


Best Documentary Film


by Olivia Kastebring, Mika Gustafson and Christina Tsiobanelis


Best Short Film

The Burden

by Niki Lindroth von Bahr


The jury consisted of nine membersAnna Carlson, Daniel Espinosa, Nadja Weiss, Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, Sören Staermose, Anna Asp, Anne-Marie Söhrman FermelinHåkon Skogrand

and Marek Septimus Wieser.


More awards at the Guldbagge Awards Ceremony:


Best Newcomer

director Rojda Sekersöz

for her achievements in Beyond Dreams (Dröm vidare)


Lifetime Achievement Award

The board of the Swedish Film Institute extends the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to:

director Stig Björkman



A jury consisting of Anna Carlson, Gila Bergqvist Ulfung, Sanjin Pejkovic, Alexander Haridi, Lisa Andrae and Johan Unenge have decided to give Gullspira 2018 to:

BUFF International Film festival


The Guldbagge Audience Award

Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Producer: Lars G. Lindström

The Guldbagge Audience Award (Guldbaggens publikpris) is a new award at the Guldbagge Awards Ceremony. It includes all 41 Swedish feature length films that premiered in cinemas during 2017. The award is produced by The Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with the Swedish news media Aftonbladet.


The Guldbagge Awards ceremony was held 22 January 2018 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) broadcasted the event live. Petra Mede was this year’s host.

 Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a flower chafer beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

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