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.
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?
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