The Best Picture was the little-seen Nina’s Journey, a true story of one family’s survival of the Warsaw ghetto in the Second World War. The film is a semi-documentary, with interviews with the main character, Nina Einhorn, recorded before she died in Sweden.
It was based on the novel written by Lena Einhorn, who also directed the film, and starred a cast of Polish actors.
Mum mot mun (Mouth to mouth), by Björn Runge, was nominated in seven categories but only managed to pick up one award, for best supporting actor.
The second-most nominated film of the year was the Swedish Oscar hope, Zozo, directed by Josef Fares. The film picked up four nominations but only the sound and score was recognised by the jury in a special award category.
Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievement during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantasy beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.
Ninas resa / Nina’s Journey
Ulf Malmros for Tjenare Kungen / God Save the King
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Maria Lundqvist for her role as Signe in Den bästa av mödrar / Mother of Mine
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Krister Henriksson for his role as Bertil in Sex, hopp och kärlek / Sex, Hope & Love
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Ghita Nørby for her role as Lilly in Fyra veckor i juni / Four Weeks in June
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Magnus Krepper for his role as Morgan in Mun mot mun / Mouth to Mouth
Lena Einhorn for her script for Ninas resa / Nina’s Journey
Aril Wretblad for his cinematography in Zozo
Best Foreign Language Film
L’enfant / The Child
Best Short Film
En nattsaga / A Night Story
Best Documentary Film
Prostitution bakom slöjan / Prostitution Behind the Veil
Best Achievement in the specialist categories film editing, set design, costumes, make-up, special effects and animation
Jaana Fomin for Tjenare kungen / God Save the King
Best Achievement in the specialist categories sound engineering, mixing and original score
Adam Nordén for Zozo