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'The Nile Hilton Incident' beats 'The Square' at Sweden’s Guldbagge Awards

Sami Blood, Borg McEnroe also scoop prizes.

At an awards ceremony held in Swedish capital Stockholm last night (Jan 22), The Nile Hilton Incident was the surprise big winner of the 2018 edition of the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s primary film awards ceremony.

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The Nile Hilton Incident / The Square

Kristina Åberg’s crime drama, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, triumphed over Ruben Ostlund’s The Square, the 2017 Palme d’Or winner at Cannes.

Ostlund did take home best director from the ceremony, and his film also picked up the best cinematography prize for Fredrik Wenzel.

The Nile Hilton Incident won five prizes overall, scooping best actor for Fares Fares, best costume design for Louize Nissen, best sound design for Fredrik Jonsäter, and best set design for Roger Rosenberg.

Among the other big winners on the night was Amanda Kernell’s 2016 Venice premiere Sami Blood, which took best actress

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