King’s Choice: Eric Poppe’s historical Epic Sweeps Awards

Norwegian director Eric Poppe’s historical epic, ”The King’s Choice” (”Kongens nei”), was the Amanda jury’s favorite at this year’s awards.

Nominated for a record 13 Amandas — Norway’s national film prizes — it snagged eight on Saturday night at Haugesund’s Scandic Maritim Hall.

The kudos ceremony unspooled one day before the opening of the 45th Norwegian Film Fest in Haugesund, which runs through Aug. 25.

Norwegian actress (and singer) Pia Tjelta, hosted the show, which was televised by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV.