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Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir and Sverrir Gudnason nominated for European Film Awards

Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir and Sverrir Gudnason have been nominated for Best European Actress and Best European Actor, respectively, at the European Film Awards, which will be held this year at the Seville European Film Festival on December 15. Geirhardsdóttir was nominated for her performance in Benedikt Erlingsson’s Woman at War, while Gudnason was nominated for his performance in Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe.

All of the nominations can be found at the European Film Awards website.

Geirhardsdóttir has already won Best Actress for the role at the Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain. Her performance has also been highly praised in Variety , Screen International, The Guardian, and Cineuropa.

Woman at War recently won the Nordic Council Film Prize and has now won a total of 13 international awards since its world premiere at Cannes Critics’ Week, where it won four awards.

Sverrir Gudnason has become one of the most in-demand actors in Sweden, where he has lived for most of his life. He has previously won two Guldbagge Awards, which are Sweden’s annual film awards, and was nominated for another for his performance in Borg/McEnroe. His performance in Borg/McEnroe has been widely praised in publications such as Screen International and the The Washington Post.

Borg/McEnroe premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has gone on to win four international awards and two Guldbagge Awards.