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‘Turn Me On’ tops Amandas

Coming-of-age comedy earns kudo at Norway's national film awards

LONDON — Coming-of-age comedy “Turn Me On, Goddammit!” won the top film prize at Norway’s national film awards, the Amandas, held Friday in Haugesund on the opening night of the Norwegian Film Festival.

The kudo caps a stellar run for debutante helmer-scribe Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, who took the narrative screenplay prize at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and was tapped as one of Variety’s 10 European Directors to Watch in 2011.

The pic also took cinematography for Marianne Bakke.

But the big winner at the kudofest was helmer-scribe Pal Sletaune’s chiller “Babycall.” Pic’s Noomi Rapace won actress, Sletaune took screenplay, Roger Rosenberg nabbed production design/art direction, and Tormod Ringnes and Christian Schaanning won the sound design prize.

“The Orheim Company” won Amandas for Kristoffer Joner for actor, and Cecilie A. Mosli for supporting actress.

The helming prize went to Joachim Trier for “Oslo, August 31st,” which also took the editing award for Olivier Bugge Coutte.

Supporting actor went to Jon Oigarden in “Varg Veum — At Night All Wolves Are Grey”; visual effects went to Eirik Aanonsen and Christer Engstrom for “Pushwagner”; and music went to Peder Kjellsby for “Varg Veum — The Dead Have It Easy.”

“Coming Home” took the children’s film kudo, “The People by the Fjord” won docu, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” was named top foreign film.

The People’s Amanda, voted for by the public, was won by Morten Tyldum’s “Headhunters.”

The awards were aired live on commercial channel TV2. The Norwegian Film Festival runs until Thursday.

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