Guldbagge Award for Best Director
|Guldbagge Award for Best Director|
|Presented by||Swedish Film Institute|
|First awarded||1964 (for direction in films released during the 1963/1964 film season)|
|Currently held by||Ruben Östlund,
Force Majeure (2014)
The Guldbagge for Best Director is a Swedish film award presented annually by the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) as part of the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish: "Guldbaggen") to directors working in the Swedish motion picture industry.
Throughout the past 50 years, SFI has presented a total of 50 Best Director awards to 40 different directors. Along with the categories Best Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role, the award for Best director were one of the four original price categories which was presented at the first award ceremony in 1964. At the 1st Guldbagge Awards (1963/1964), Ingmar Bergman was awarded the first Guldbagge for his film The Silence. Since then, the prize has been awarded every year, except in 1971 where the only prize for best film was awarded, and in 1980 where only the categories Best Film, Best Actor along with the Ingmar Bergman Award. At both the 30th Guldbagge Awards (1994) and the 42nd Guldbagge Awards (2006), Best Director was presented to a co-directing team, rather than to an individual director.
The Guldbagge Awards for Best Director and Best Film have been very closely linked throughout their history. Of the 50 films that have been awarded Best Film, 22 have also been awarded Best Director. The first one to achieve this was Ingmar Bergman, whose film The Silence won the Best Film award at the first 1st Guldbagge Awards. The last one who achieved this was Gabriela Pichler through her film, Eat Sleep Die at the 48th Guldbagge Awards (2012).
The first woman who won the award for Best Director was Marianne Ahrne, for the film Near and Far Away (1976). Besides her, only nine women have ever been awarded for Best Director: Suzanne Osten for The Mozart Brothers (1986), Åsa Faringer for The Daughter of the Puma (1994), Ella Lemhagen for Tsatsiki, morsan och polisen (1999), Catti Edfeldt and Ylva Gustavsson for Kidz in da Hood (2006), Lisa Siwe for Glowing Stars (2009), Pernilla August for Beyond (2010), and Gabriela Pichler for Eat Sleep Die (2012). Since 1991, when the nomination system was introduced with three nominees, the number of female directors has increased significantly, with a total of 17 women. The first woman that got nominated was Susanne Bier for the film Freud's Leaving Home (1991).
Winners and nominees
Each Guldbagge Awards ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Guldbagge Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. Before 1991 the awards did not announce nominees, only winners. In the columns under the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director, which are listed from 1991 and forward.
For the first nineteen ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. For example, the 2nd Guldbagge Awards presented on October 15, 1965, recognized films that were released between July, 1964 and June, 1965. Starting with the 20th Guldbagge Awards, held in 1985, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31. The Awards presented at that ceremony were in respect of 18 months of film production owing to the changeover from the broken calendar year to the standard calendar year during 1984. Due to a mediocre film year, no awards ceremony was held in 1971.
|Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman||The Silence|
|Sucksdorff, ArneArne Sucksdorff||My Home Is Copacabana|
|Sjöberg, AlfAlf Sjöberg||Ön|
|Troell, JanJan Troell||Here's Your Life|
|Grede, KjellKjell Grede||Hugo and Josephine|
|Widerberg, BoBo Widerberg||Ådalen 31|
|Forsberg, Lars LennartLars Lennart Forsberg||Mistreatment|
|Danielsson, TageTage Danielsson||The Apple War|
|Sjöman, VilgotVilgot Sjöman||A Handful of Love|
|Alfredson, HansHans Alfredson||Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story|
|Halldoff, JanJan Halldoff||Buddies|
|Ahrne, MarianneMarianne Ahrne||Near and Far Away|
|Hellbom, OlleOlle Hellbom||The Brothers Lionheart|
|Jarl, StefanStefan Jarl||A Respectable Life|
|Pollak, KayKay Pollak||Children's Island|
|Alfredson, HansHans Alfredson||The Simple-Minded Murderer|
|Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman||Fanny and Alexander|
|Gunnlaugsson, HrafnHrafn Gunnlaugsson||When the Raven Flies|
|Alfredson, HansHans Alfredson||False as Water|
|Osten, SuzanneSuzanne Osten||The Mozart Brothers|
|Grede, KjellKjell Grede||Hip hip hurra!|
|Sydow, Max vonMax von Sydow||Katinka|
|Sandgren, ÅkeÅke Sandgren||The Miracle in Valby|
|August, PernillaPernilla August||Beyond|
|Langseth, LisaLisa Langseth||Pure|
|Najafi, BabakBabak Najafi||Sebbe|
|Östlund, RubenRuben Östlund||Play|
|Aschan, LisaLisa Aschan||She Monkeys|
|Ohlin, LisaLisa Ohlin||Simon and the Oaks|
|Pichler, GabrielaGabriela Pichler||Eat Sleep Die|
|Marcimain, MikaelMikael Marcimain||Call Girl|
|Troell, JanJan Troell||The Last Sentence|
|Fly, PerPer Fly||Waltz for Monica|
|Odell, AnnaAnna Odell||The Reunion|
|Mårlind, MånsMåns Mårlind and Stein, BjörnBjörn Stein||Shed No Tears|
|Ruben Östlund||Force Majeure|
|Roy Andersson||A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence|
As the Guldbagge Awards are based in Sweden and are centered on the Swedish film industry, the majority of Guldbagge Award winners have been Swedish. Nonetheless, there is significant international presence at the awards, as evidenced by the following list of winners of the Guldbagge Award for Best Director.
However, no director has won for a film that is entirely in a foreign language.
Several international nominees include:
Notes and references
- "Guldbagge Award categories". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
- "The Guldbagge Awards". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
- "Utmärkelser" (in Swedish). The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Värdar, tid och plats för alla Guldbaggegalor" (in Swedish). The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- "När filmgalan var ny" (in Swedish). The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- Academy Award for Best Director
- BAFTA Award for Best Direction
- Golden Globe Award for Best Director
- Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
- Official website (English)
- Official website (Swedish)
- Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the Internet Movie Database