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‘Arn’ comes top at Golden Bugs

'Living' wins three awards

STOCKHOLM — Shunned by many critics, big budget epic “Arn — The Knight Templar” still walked away with the most awards when the annual Golden Bugs were handed out in Stockholm Monday night.

Pic, which deals with a Swedish knight in the Crusades and is the most expensive film ever made in Scandinavia, won four awards, including the People’s Choice Award.

“Arn,” which opened on Christmas Day and has attracted close to 800,000 admissions, was not nominated in any of the major categories for the Golden Bugs except the People’s Choice, which it won with more than 60% of the votes. These were phoned in during the live broadcast of the ceremony.

The other big winner was Roy Andersson’s Cannes competish title “You the Living,” which won three of the major awards, including pic and director.

Of the three films that had most of the major nominations, “You the Living” won three awards and Johan Kling’s “Darling,” a dark comedy set during a freezing winter in Stockholm, won two. The Josef Fares helmed “Leo,” about the futility of revenge, was the big loser with several noms but no wins.

GOLDEN BUGS WINNERS
FILM

“You the Living” by Roy Andersson

DIRECTOR
Roy Andersson for “You the Living”

ACTRESS
Sofia Ledarp in “To Love Somone”

ACTOR
Michael Segerstrom in “Darling”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bibi Andersson in “Arn — The Knight Templar”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hassan Brijany in “A Red Eye”

SCRIPT
Roy Andersson for “You the Living”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Geir Hartly Andreassen for “Darling”

FOREIGN FILM
“This Is England,” by Shane Meadows

SHORT
“How to Do It,” by Gunilla Heilborn, Kim Hiorthoy and Marten Nilsson

DOCUMENTARY
“The Nun,” by Maud Nycander

SPECIAL AWARDS
Stunt co-ordinator Kimmo Rajala for “Arn — The Knight Templar” and “Sun Storm”
Costume designer Kicki Ilander for “Arn — The Knight Templar”
Casting directors Par Brundin, Frida Hallberg and Charlotta Miller for “Kid svensk”

HONORARY GOLDEN BUG
Actor Gosta Ekman

GULLSPIRA AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S FILMS
Author Ulf Stark

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
“Arn — The Knight Templar”