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Five best Swedish Oscar moments revealed

Five best Swedish Oscar moments revealed

Published: 22 Feb 2013 16:51 GMT+01:00
Updated: 22 Feb 2013 16:51 GMT+01:00

When people think of the arts scene in Sweden, it's more likely they'll be angling toward Abba or musing over Millennium.

But what about film? Sure, everyone has heard of director Ingmar Bergman, but does Sweden's reputation on the big screen extend beyond Bergman?

Of course it does.

Somewhat.

IN PICTURES: Take a look through the top five moments in Sweden’s Oscar history

We've collected what we consider to be the five biggest moments of Oscar history for Swedes, and we're keeping our fingers crossed the trend will continue in 2013.

This year's Academy Awards is taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and three Swedes are nominated for the statuettes.

Director Malik Bendjelloul is nominated for his Searching for Sugar Man documentary, Paul N.J. Ottosson is nominated for Sound Editing in Zero Dark Thirty, and Per Hallberg is nominated for the same category for Skyfall.

But how will this year's crop of Swedish Oscar nominees go down in history compared with those who've walked down the red carpet in years past? Who exactly are the winners of the past? And how many of them might be considered household names?

To find out the answers, click here:

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Your comments about this article

01:33 February 23, 2013 by las2
And let's not forget Paul NJ Ottosson who won two for sound on Hurt Locker and is nominated again this year for Zero Dark Thirty.
10:14 February 23, 2013 by SimonDMontfort
Surprised theres no mention of individual films like Bergman's 'Smultronstället', ('Wild Strawberries').

Some scenes stay in the memory - like the famous 'dream sequence'
19:47 February 23, 2013 by AquamanUK
EVEN After working in the Film Industry for 3 years,

I do NOT understand the 'Whooplah' of the 'oscars' -

they are nothing more than the films, actors, actresses etc -

who were chosen by Octogenarian/nonagenarian Jews in Hollywood and London (THE MEMBERSHIP)... Yawn
11:55 February 28, 2013 by SimonDMontfort
I think generally the Oscars are important, certainly to actors, because they generally get more work after winning or even being nominated.

Having said that, a lot of 'campaigning' goes on; once read a humorous account of how to go about it:

1) Show your hunger

2) Be a beautiful woman

3) Act humble - even if you're not. (Especially if you're not.)

4) Its MY turn

LOL!
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