‘Honour’ is Iceland fest’s first winner

Pic chosen as contribution to the Oscars

REYJAVIK, Iceland — The film “Honour of the House” won five awards, including best picture, at the first-ever Edda Awards Monday evening by the Icelandic Film and Television Academy. It was also chosen as Iceland’s contribution to the Oscars Awards.

Guony Halldorsdottir, who helmed the film, was chosen best director, Tinna Gunnlaugsdottir, best actress, Ragna Fossberg, best makeup artist, and Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, best film score.

Best actor honors went to Ingvar Sigurosson for his performance in the short film “Slurpinn & Co.” Thorin Maria Jonsdottir won for best costumes in the film “The Dance”.

Finally, Indrioi Porsteinsson was honored for his lifetime contribution to the film industry. The Edda Awards will be an annual event.

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