The Golden Calf for best film will go to the animation film on Friday evening grunt gone. Earlier in the evening, the film already won two Golden Calves, for best director and best production design. The prizes were awarded during the closing evening of the 42nd edition of the Netherlands Film Festival in the Utrecht City Theater.By our entertainment editors
“I can cut half of my speech,” said gruntdirector Mascha Halberstad after receiving her second Kalf for best production design. Halberstad received the prize less than five minutes after the Golden Calf for best director.
At the end of the evening, Halberstad won the Golden Calf in the best film category as the icing on the cake. Halberstad said of the film that while making it, she kept whole lists of what she could have done better.
grunt is a special winner, because it is an animated film. The film is about a nine-year-old girl. She gets a pig named Oink from her grandfather.
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Best lead roles for Jeroen Spitzenberger and Thekla Reuten
Jeroen Spitzenberger was together with Jennifer Hoffman (Deep Shit) and Thomas Höppener (disaster flight) nominated for the Golden Calf for Best Leading Role in a Drama Series. The The year of Fortuynactor said when he received the award that his children sometimes asked him “if he is going to play someone who doesn’t die at the end”. “You know what it is, guys, producers like to see daddy die,” the actor joked.
Thekla Reuten also won the prize for best leading role, but in a feature film. She beat fellow actors such as Hanna van Vliet (ANNE+), Joes Brauers (Do Not Hesitate), Julia Akkermans (Pink Moon) and Yannick Jozefzoon (femi), which were nominated for the same award.
Best supporting roles for Charlie Chan Dagelet and Tobias Kersloot
disaster flight won the Calf for best drama series on Friday evening. The series by Michael Leendertse is about the Boeing 747 that crashed into a flat in the Amsterdam Bijlmermeer in 1992. The drama series follows two journalists who are investigating the Bijlmer disaster.
The other nominees for the Best Drama Series category were Dirty Lines and The year of Fortuyn.
Charlie Chan Dagelet won with her role in Dirty Lines the Golden Calf for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The actress could not be there in Utrecht and expressed her thanks for the prize via a video message.
The prize for best supporting role in a feature film went to Tobias Kersloot, who in Do Not Hesitate played.
Everything on the table with Linda de Mol is not a public favorite
The audience’s favorite movie was this year Bon Bini Holland 3 by Pieter van Rijn. The public could vote for the three best-attended Dutch cinema films of the past year for this prize until midnight on 26 September.
Will Koopman, who was also nominated as audience favourite, was Everything on the table earlier in the evening praised by Linda de Mol. According to De Mol, who played a role in the film, Koopman “finally received the recognition of the film world that has been due to her for so long”. costa!! was the last nominee for the public award of the Golden Calves.
The Golden Calf for the best short documentary went to In Flow of Words by Eliane Esther Bots. In the Best Feature Documentary category, Shamira Raphaëla won with shabu.