The Hedda Award 2015

Best supporting actress

Nominations

  • Lena Kristin Ellingsen

    Lena Kristin Ellingsen was nominated for the roles of Belinda and the witch in Musikklab vol. 4: Dido + Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The Torshov Theatre/The National Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet:

    "Lena Kristin Ellingsen was educated at Baardar Dance Institute (1999-2001) and The National Academy of Theatre (2001-2004). Since then she has interpreted roles at a number of theatres. At Hålogaland Theatre she acted the role of Hjørdis in Ibsen's The Vikings at Helgeland, at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) the role of Unn in Vesaas' The Ice Castle, at The Norwegian Theatre Maria Victoria Farnes in Which Witch, at The Norwegian Touring Theatre Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, and at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) Wendla in Spring Awakening. At The National Theatre her roles include Rada in Rock'n Roll Wolf before her roles at The Torshov Theatre in En får væra som en er - En Ole Ivars musical* (One should be how one is - An Ole Ivars Musical), Petrine in The Brat and in nominated Dido + Aeneas."

    SOURCE:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

  • Stine Fevik

    Stine Fevik was nominated for her work in Apokalypse da* (Apocalypse then) by Rebekka/Huy, Black Box Teater:

    "Stine Fevik was educated at The Acting & Theatre Department of Nord-Trøndelag University College. As a graduating student (2012) she was responsible for the production Jeg ser munnen din bevege seg opp og ned* (I see your mouth move up and down) - a monologue. She was also central in the graduating production Forget me not, touring many European countries with Compagnie Philippe Genty, with a performance at The Arts Festival of North Norway, among other places. The Scenekunst.no reviewer Anne Helgesen wrote the following, among other things: 'If many people such as Stine Fevik are educated, they will revolutionise Norwegian theatre and in particular The Cultural Rucksack.' For Apokalypse da at Black Box Teater Rebekka/Huy have developed the text in collaboration with the ensemble."

    SOURCE:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

  • Renate Hansen Reinsve

    Renate Reinsve was nominated for the role of Maja in When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre:

    "Renate Reinsve is educated as an actress at The National Academy of Theatre, and made her debut at Trøndelag Theatre in the 2013 production of Peer Gynt. Since then her assignments have been frequent, among other things Renate acted the role of the teacher in Dürrenmatt's The Visit. This role gave her last year's Hedda Award in the best supporting actress category. After that she has had two Ibsen roles, as Maja in When we dead awaken, for which she is now nominated, and Mrs. Rita Allmers in Little Eyolf. On Renate's list of roles one also finds Love without Stockings (a reading) and this spring's Büchner production Leonce and Lena."

    SOURCE:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

Winners

  • Dido + Aeneas

    Lena Kristin Ellingsen won the award for the roles of Belinda and the witch in Musikklab vol. 4: Dido + Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The Torshov Theatre/The National Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet:

    "The winner in the best supporting actress category is characterised by strong onstage charisma, both mirroring and expanding the action. In her interpretation of the role she succeeds with a particular, calm presence that creates an onstage space of its own and lets the audience see the action through her. With effortless musicality in a demanding challenge, she stands to be a worthy winner.

    The best supporting actress award goes to Lena Kristin Ellingsen."

    SOURCE:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

  • Lena Kristin Ellingsen

    Lena Kristin Ellingsen won the award for the roles of Belinda and the witch in Musikklab vol. 4: Dido + Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The Torshov Theatre/The National Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet:

    "The winner in the best supporting actress category is characterised by strong onstage charisma, both mirroring and expanding the action. In her interpretation of the role she succeeds with a particular, calm presence that creates an onstage space of its own and lets the audience see the action through her. With effortless musicality in a demanding challenge, she stands to be a worthy winner.

    The best supporting actress award goes to Lena Kristin Ellingsen."

    SOURCE:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

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    Best supporting actor

    Nominations

    • Kenneth Homstad

      Kenneth Homstad was nominated for his work in Blue Motel by Lisa Lie and PONR, directed by Lisa Lie, co-produced by Trøndelag Theatre, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen and Turteatern/MDT:

      "Kenneth Homstad was educated at The Mime School, Amsterdam School of the Arts in Amsterdam. He has worked with performance artists and performing artists in Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark (among them Blood for Roses, Inge Roseboom, Germaine Kruip) and had assignments at The Norwegian Theatre and The National Stage. His Trøndelag Theatre debut was in Lisa Lie's Blue Motel. Later Homstad has had central roles at Trøndelag Theatre, in Adrian PosepiltMoby DickDays Beneath and Little Eyolf. Kenneth Homstad has also staged his own productions at Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Espen Skjønberg

      Espen Skjønberg was nominated for the role of Ivan Chebutykin in Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Hanne Tømta, The National Theatre:

      "Espen Skjønberg is Norwegian theatre's grand old man; his list of merits - starting at Chat Noir and Stavanger Theatre in 1945 - counts more than 70 roles only at The National Theatre. For long periods of time he has worked for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and The Norwegian Theatre, and he has visited the country's regional theatres as an actor. He has also visited British and American stages with roles in Ibsen and Shakespeare. He is now on the agenda with The National Theatre's Three Sisters. At the same theatre, he also played Chekhov in 1988, in The Cherry Orchard. Espen Skjønberg has won a number of awards in Norway and abroad for his film and theatre roles. In 2005 he was given Honorary Hedda with Toralv Maurstad."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no,, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Nader Khademi

      Nader Khademi was nominated for the role of the groom and others in Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem, The National Theatre:

      "Nader Khademi was educated at The National Academy of Theatre (2007-2011) and became steadily employed by The National Theatre in 2011. He has earlier acted the roles of Axel in Line Knutzon's First You're Born for the student theatre of Chateau Neuf and in Live and Learn at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), among others. At The National Theatre he has acted the roles of Ric in Baby and Malik in Demoner* (Demons), in addition to roles in Twilight BarA Behanding in Spokane and Ronia, the Robber's Daughter."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    Winners

    • Three Sisters

      Espen Skjønberg won the award for the role of Ivan Chebutykin in Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Hanne Tømta, The National Theatre:

      "A successful performance is depending of actors who dare to provide each other with energy. Some have the ability to make that energy electrical. At the same time, the award winner succeeds in giving his character a secret life of his own. This year's winner has an intensity that adds new meaning to the role he is acting. This ability he has developed and refined through a long, very long, life as an actor.

      The best supporting actor award goes to Espen Skjønberg."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Espen Skjønberg

      Espen Skjønberg won the award for the role of Ivan Chebutykin in Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Hanne Tømta, The National Theatre:

      "A successful performance is depending of actors who dare to provide each other with energy. Some have the ability to make that energy electrical. At the same time, the award winner succeeds in giving his character a secret life of his own. This year's winner has an intensity that adds new meaning to the role he is acting. This ability he has developed and refined through a long, very long, life as an actor.

      The best supporting actor award goes to Espen Skjønberg."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Production of the year

    Nominations

    • Hamlet

      Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Kjersti Horn, Rogaland Theatre, was nominated:

      "Rogaland Teater celebrated Shakespeare's 450 year anniversary with Kjersti Horn's production of the drama about the Danish prince Hamlet and his timeless dilemma: 'To be, or not to be...'. Hamlet is, in addition to being Shakespeare's best-known and most performed play, also his longest. In this production one has selected to stage Hamlet in a full version and to let the whole of the play's plot play out."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • When we dead awaken

      When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre, was nominated:

      "With this production director Tyra Tønnessen seeks new angles into our greatest playwright's artistic epilogue When we dead awaken (1899). The story of the aging, famous sculptor Rubek and his younger wife's stay in Norwegian nature, can, among other things, be experienced as an allegory over an artist who finds that he may have neglected his life for the sake of his art."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Night is mother to the day

      Night is mother to the day by Lars Norén, directed by Kjersti Horn, The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre, was nominated:

      "Mother, father and two sons. We meet a small family in the downtrodden hotel they run in Skaane late in the 1950es. The inventory is to be done, and the youngest son David turns 16. This is the framework for Lars Norén's tight drama Night is mother to the day (1982), a modern classic about shame, hope and love. Here it is mounted by Kjersti Horn."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Bridge over Mud

      Bridge over Mud by Verdensteatret, co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Henie Onstad Art Centre and The Ultima Festival, was nominated:

      "Bridge over Mud is characterised as a hybrid of concert, performance art and installation, in which the whole room is used as a polyphonic, audiovisual instrument. The artists of Verdensteatret represent different genres and collaborate with experimenting as the central driving force. Their works move through different landscape forms; several geographies spread out, different languages are heard in polyphony, there are large jumps in time and space."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Three Sisters

      Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Hanne Tømta, The National Theatre, was nominated:

      "The three sisters Olga, Maria and Irina live in a provincial Russian town with their brother Andrei, longing to go back to Moscow, where they grew up. Anton Chekhov's drama from 1901 is a ruthless, humorous description of how Russia's privileged class grabbles for meaning. The drama describes a timeless state - independent of time and place - here, directed by Hanne Tømta."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    Winners

    • Hamlet

      Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Kjersti Horn, Rogaland Theatre:

      "The production of the year is innovative in a way we rarely experience in the theatre. Classic texts are usually made topical, modernised and developed to be adjusted for new generations. This year's award winner does the opposite, in going back to the original. Through staying faithful to the original text, it shows that it is still possible to make classic drama topical and to give it new life through, exactly, trusting the text and the writer, while the content through good direction and excellent acting is made clear and understandable.

      The production of the year award goes to Hamlet."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best stage text

    Nominations

    • Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie

      Lisa Lie and PONR was nominated for the text for Blue Motel, directed by Lisa Lie, co-produced by Trøndelag Theatre, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen and Turteatern/MDT:

      "Lisa Lie is a writer, director and performance artist, educated at The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad, the private theatre school Skandinavisk teaterskole in Copenhagen, Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has published poetry and the novel Armless Strikes Back. Through her work within the platform Pony of No Return and the duo Sons of Liberty, she has made herself a factor within Norwegian performing arts. Blue Motel she has characterised as a hybrid between a Shamanist initiation ritual and European education journey. With a number of artists, she has collected dreams from all sorts of worlds and dimensions. Lisa Lie is a playwright-in-residence at Dramatikkens hus."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Alexander Mørk-Eidem

      Alexander Mørk-Eidem was nominated for his version of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem, The National Theatre:

      "Alexander Mørk-Eidem has his director's education from The National Academy of Theatre (1998) and has since then signed a large number of productions in Scandinavia. He has been connected to Stockholm City Theatre, where the productions he has staged include The Jungle Book, Hedda Gabler, Three Sisters, Betrayal and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. In 2002 he was given The Hedda Award for Not about Nightingales at The Norwegian Theatre. For The National Theatre he has staged A Streetcar Named Desire, The Pretenders, Ghosts and Way to Heaven, among other things."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Ole Johan Skjelbred

      Ole Johan Skjelbred was nominated for his adaption of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, directed by Ole Johan Skjelbred, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Ole Johan Skjelbred was educated at The National Academy of Theatre (1998). He has adapted, processed and translated a number of plays for several theatres. At Trøndelag Theatre in 2014 he directed Arne Lygre's Days Beneath and Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The latter entailed a drastic compression of Melville's expansive novel to a theatre text it was possible to handle. Skjelbred has acted many roles for The National Theatre. Some examples are Oswald in Ghosts, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Pjotr in Demoner* (Demons) – and most recently in Jonas Corell Petersen's We chew on the bones of time."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    Winners

    • Peer Gynt

      Alexander Mørk-Eidem won the award for his version of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem, The National Theatre:

      "How much is one allowed to change a classic text? The answer must be: As much as one gets away with. This year's award winner is gifted with a naughtiness with which he has changed, rewritten and added. This way he has made part of our national heritage his own, with a result that is madcap funny as well as bitingly satiric.

      This year's best stage text award goes to Alexander Mørk-Eidem."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Alexander Mørk-Eidem

      Alexander Mørk-Eidem won the award for his version of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem, The National Theatre:

      "How much is one allowed to change a classic text? The answer must be: As much as one gets away with. This year's award winner is gifted with a naughtiness with which he has changed, rewritten and added. This way he has made part of our national heritage his own, with a result that is madcap funny as well as bitingly satiric.

      This year's best stage text award goes to Alexander Mørk-Eidem."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best production for children and youth

    Nominations

    • To the Lighthouse

      Classics for kids vol. II: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, directed by Hildur Kristinsdottir, co-produced by Black Box Teater, was nominated:

      "To the Lighthouse is the second part of the theatre trilogy Classics for kids. The first, Faust for kids, had its premiere in 2012. To the Lighthouse is based on Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel by the same title. On the surface it is a story about a family's experiences in coastal nature. But it is also about what we see, if we see the same - or if we all experience impressions differently."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Påfuglen* (The Peacock)

      Påfuglen - en urettferdig musikal* (The peacock - an unfair musical) by Tyra Tønnessen and Jovan Pavlovic, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre, was nominated:

      "Påfuglen is a fairytale musical in which the plot is about a poor peacock mother and her kids. Far away live the Labrador and his puppy in riches. Two different worlds are confronted, and the story is developed in such a way that it can easily be translated to many people's topical problems."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • The Wizard of Oz

      The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Brageteatret, was nominated:

      "In Hilde Brinchmann's adaption, The Wizard of Oz became a spectacular promenade performance. The audience follows Dorothy from a farm in Kansas through her wandering on the yellow brick road in search of the Wizard's castle. In this production the audience is included in the story, and for this reason, it has only the capacity for 30 spectator per performance."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Peer, du lyver!* (Peer, you're lying!)

      Peer, du lyver!* (Peer, you're lying) by Toril Solvang, directed by Jakob Höglund, The Norwegian Touring Theatre, was nominated:

      "Peer, du lyver! is a free variation over Norwegian literature's best-known work, Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, here in Toril Solvang's fairytale version. Here, Peer is a boy with big dreams - and a strong wish for a friend. The other children in his year turn their back to him, but Peer is not - not in this version either - one to give up easily."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • The Neverending Story

      The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Hålogaland Theatre, was nominated:

      "The Neverending Story is here played out in a universe in which everything is possible, in a tribute to imagination. The production aims towards the whole family. The story is a fantasy literature classic, and is a success as a book and a movie. The classic is here translated and in a version by Morten Espeland."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    Winners

    • Brageteatret
    • The Wizard of Oz

      The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Brageteatret:

      "The theatre offering for children and youth is often criticised for being artistically not very ambitious or innovative. Instead of experiments one chooses the traditional, in which the audience knows what to get, and gets what it thinks it wants. Because of this, it is delightful that several of this year's nominees in different ways challenge our expectations to what theatre for children and youth is, and how it can be done. This year's award winner met the children s desire for knowledge, curiosity and involvement in theatre with an extraordinary courageous openness, without losing the grip of the work s magic, direction or progression of plot. A unique and exclusive theatre experience in which a physically participating audience was permitted its own role in the fairytale.

      The best production for children and youth award of the year goes to The Wizard of Oz."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best direction

    Nominations

    • Kjersti Horn

      Kjersti Horn was nominated for Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Kjersti Horn is educated as a director from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2003-2006). She has later worked for a large number of venues in the Nordic Countries. Among her other productions one may mention Downfall at The National Theatre, Jeg var Fritz Moen* (I was Fritz Moen) at Teater Manu/The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Peer Gynt at Rogaland Theatre, People Annihilation - or My Liver is Senseless at The National Stage, Valerie Jean Solanas for President of America at The National Theatre, Dumb Show at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Night Sings Its Songs, Moskva 7. October* (Moscow October 7) and Anna Karenina at Stockholm City Theatre. plus A Dream Play at Malmö City Theatre and the opera Khairos at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses are the Norwegian and Swedish titles' literal meaning.

    • Hanne Tømta

      Hanne Tømta was nominated for Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, The National Theatre:

      "Hanne Tømta is educated as an instructor from Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (1992-98). She has headed The National Theatre since 2009. Before then she headed Rogaland Theatre (2005-2009). As a director she has signed a number of productions in different genres - most recently En får væra som en er - en Ole Ivars musical* (One should be how one is - An Ole Ivars Musical) at The Torshov Theatre and Three Sisters at The National Theatre, the back stage. A selection of her other direction work includes The Witches for Hålogaland Theatre/Sogn og Fjordane Theatre, Karlson on the Roof at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Pippi Longstocking at The National Stage, Kvinner på randen* (Women on the verge) at Teatergarasjen, Bergen, The Woman Who Married a Turkey at Centralteatret and Anna Karenina at The National Theatre."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • Tyra Tønnessen

      Tyra Tønnessen was nominated for When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Tyra Tønnessen is educated as a director from The National Academy of Theatre (2000) and has a cand. mag. degree from the universities of Oslo and Trondheim. She also has a doctorate in acting from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2009). Tyra Tønnessen's directorial debut was with Mother Courage at Trøndelag Theatre. For the same theatre she has later directed Rock'n Roll Wolf and The Visit. The latter gave her The Hedda Award in the best direction category in 2014. At Hålogaland Theatre she has staged The Dance of Death and A Doll s House, among other things, and at The Norwegian Theatre The Slope. Tyra Tønnessen has taught at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and had assignments as a producer and stage designer, among other things. As a script writer she has been responsible for the productions The Long Christmas Dinner (The National Theatre) and Påfuglen* (The Peacock) (Trøndelag Theatre) this past year."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    Winners

    • Three Sisters

      Hanne Tømta won the award for Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, The National Theatre:

      "The great classics are familiar texts. The quality is unquestioned, and with that, the risk that the director will fail also is major. The award winner in the best direction category has, with many small, intelligent choices, succeeded in showing the text s wise and many-layered humanity. Her choices make the play with its wide range of characters fresh to us, it is as if we see an old acquaintance for the first time.

      The best direction award goes to Hanne Tømta."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Hanne Tømta

      Hanne Tømta won the award for Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, The National Theatre:

      "The great classics are familiar texts. The quality is unquestioned, and with that, the risk that the director will fail also is major. The award winner in the best direction category has, with many small, intelligent choices, succeeded in showing the text s wise and many-layered humanity. Her choices make the play with its wide range of characters fresh to us, it is as if we see an old acquaintance for the first time.

      The best direction award goes to Hanne Tømta."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best stage design/costume design

    Nominations

    • Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen

      Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen was nominated for the stage design for When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen is a stage designer and costume designer who was educated at The National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (2001). As his diploma assignment he made his first stage designs: The Glass Menagerie (The National Academy of Theatre), The Belgrade Trilogy (The Norwegian Theatre) and Mother Courage (Trøndelag Theatre). The latter was nominated for The Hedda Award; as was his stage design for The Dance of Death (Hålogaland Theatre, 2003). In 2014 Thorbjørnsen won The Hedda Award for his stage design/costume design for Trøndelag Theatre's The Visit. Among other things, he has been responsible for the stage design/costume design for Bikubesong* (Song of the Beehives) and The People of Juvik at The Norwegian Theatre and The Lady from the Sea at The Polish Theatre in Wrocław, Poland."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • Ingo Krügler

      Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler were nominated for stage design and costume design respectively, for A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Calixto Bieito, The National Theatre:

      "Rebecca Ringst finished her studies in stage design and costume design at Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, in 2003. She began her work as a video artist for the production The Abduction from the Seraglio at Komische Oper Berlin. From 2008 she has worked as a stage designer and she has experience from a large number of productions in collaboration with the directors Calixto Bieito, Lisa Stöppler and Stefan Herheim.
      Ingo Krügler was educated at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Lette-Verein in Berlin. He has worked with decorations and costumes at all the major theatres of Vienna. In addition he has worked for Opéra Bastille in Paris, The Munich Opera Festival at Bayerische Staatsoper and for The Salzburg Festival, among others. He has collaborated with director Calixto Bieito in several international productions."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Ida Ekblad

      Ida Ekblad was nominated for the stage design for Constellations by Nick Payne, directed by Peer Perez Øian, The National Theatre:

      "Ida Ekblad is an artist who works within several genres - poetry, installation, photo, video, music, painting and sculpture. She graduated from The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in 2007, and has also studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London and Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. She has made her mark with a number of exhibitions in Europe and USA both."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Rebecca Ringst

      Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler were nominated for stage design and costume design respectively, for A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Calixto Bieito, The National Theatre:

      "Rebecca Ringst finished her studies in stage design and costume design at Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, in 2003. She began her work as a video artist for the production The Abduction from the Seraglio at Komische Oper Berlin. From 2008 she has worked as a stage designer and she has experience from a large number of productions in collaboration with the directors Calixto Bieito, Lisa Stöppler and Stefan Herheim.
      Ingo Krügler was educated at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Lette-Verein in Berlin. He has worked with decorations and costumes at all the major theatres of Vienna. In addition he has worked for Opéra Bastille in Paris, The Munich Opera Festival at Bayerische Staatsoper and for The Salzburg Festival, among others. He has collaborated with director Calixto Bieito in several international productions."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    Winners

    • When we dead awaken

      Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen won the award for the stage design for When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The stage design is to contribute to supporting the content of the production, and to create the necessary illusion. It is particularly good when it is a little work of art in itself, an innovative and visual experience. This year's award winner has done this in full through creating an enormous, content-rich and continuously surprising landscape using the whole stage room to visualise and underline the action of the play, and in which, in the final, an illusion that is as dramatic as it is surprising is created.

      This year's best stage design award goes to Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen

      Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen won the award for the stage design for When we dead awaken by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The stage design is to contribute to supporting the content of the production, and to create the necessary illusion. It is particularly good when it is a little work of art in itself, an innovative and visual experience. This year's award winner has done this in full through creating an enormous, content-rich and continuously surprising landscape using the whole stage room to visualise and underline the action of the play, and in which, in the final, an illusion that is as dramatic as it is surprising is created.

      This year's best stage design award goes to Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best audiovisual design

    Nominations

    • Verdensteatret

      Verdensteatret was nominated for the audiovisual design for Bridge over Mud, co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Henie Onstad Art Centre and The Ultima Festival:

      "Verdensteatret consists of artists from many different disciplines and professions. They have developed a complex audiovisual expression of their own, in which prominent landscapes of sound mix with the sculptural stage design and fragments of fragile, human narratives. The company describes their work with Bridge over Mud as 'a risky balance act - like walking across a bridge that is built and falling at the same time'."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • David Lejard-Ruffet

      Yngvild Aspeli, David Farine and David Lejard-Ruffet were nominated for the visual design for Aske* (Ashes) by Yngvild Aspeli and Plexus Polaire, directed by Yngvild Aspeli, in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre and Nord-Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Yngvild Aspeli is an actress, director and puppetry maker. She was educated at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionette in Charleville-Mézières and works based in France. Yngvild Aspeli has specialised in visual theatre and has collaborated with companies in Norway, France and England. She has made the productions Signaler* (Signals) (2011), Opera Opaque (2013) and last year's Aske, with its premiere at Nordland Visual Theatre in Stamsund, before touring with Nord-Trøndelag Theatre."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • David Farine

      Yngvild Aspeli, David Farine and David Lejard-Ruffet were nominated for the visual design for Aske* (Ashes) by Yngvild Aspeli and Plexus Polaire, directed by Yngvild Aspeli, in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre and Nord-Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Yngvild Aspeli is an actress, director and puppetry maker. She was educated at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionette in Charleville-Mézières and works based in France. Yngvild Aspeli has specialised in visual theatre and has collaborated with companies in Norway, France and England. She has made the productions Signaler* (Signals) (2011), Opera Opaque (2013) and last year's Aske, with its premiere at Nordland Visual Theatre in Stamsund, before touring with Nord-Trøndelag Theatre."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • Erik Hedin

      Erik Hedin, Reinhard Traub and Per Christian Revholt were nominated for the audiovisual design for A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Calixto Bieito, The National Theatre:

      "Erik Hedin is educated as a sound designer and composer at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2006). He has taken part in a number of productions in Sweden and Norway, including My Name is Rachel Corrie at The Norwegian Theatre, Peer Gynt at Rogaland Theatre and Uncle Vanya at The National Theatre.

      Reinhard Traub has worked as a lighting designer since 1985, with assignments at a large number of opera and theatre venues in Germany and other countries. More than 300 opera productions by now - as a steadily employed lighting designer connected to the opera houses in Zürich, Salzburg, Brussels, Hamburg and in recent years for Staatstheater Stuttgart.

      Per Christian Revholt has been steadily employed as a musical director at The National Theatre from 1987, and has been responsible for the music for a very large number of productions there, including Peer Gynt, The Threepenny Opera, Fanny and Alexander and Uncle Vanya. Revholt has also been hired for projects at most of the theatres in the country, and won The Hedda Award for his arrangement of and performance of the music for The Threepenny Opera for The Norwegian Touring Theatre/Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in 2007."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Reinhard Traub

      Erik Hedin, Reinhard Traub and Per Christian Revholt were nominated for the audiovisual design for A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Calixto Bieito, The National Theatre:

      "Erik Hedin is educated as a sound designer and composer at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2006). He has taken part in a number of productions in Sweden and Norway, including My Name is Rachel Corrie at The Norwegian Theatre, Peer Gynt at Rogaland Theatre and Uncle Vanya at The National Theatre.

      Reinhard Traub has worked as a lighting designer since 1985, with assignments at a large number of opera and theatre venues in Germany and other countries. More than 300 opera productions by now - as a steadily employed lighting designer connected to the opera houses in Zürich, Salzburg, Brussels, Hamburg and in recent years for Staatstheater Stuttgart.

      Per Christian Revholt has been steadily employed as a musical director at The National Theatre from 1987, and has been responsible for the music for a very large number of productions there, including Peer Gynt, The Threepenny Opera, Fanny and Alexander and Uncle Vanya. Revholt has also been hired for projects at most of the theatres in the country, and won The Hedda Award for his arrangement of and performance of the music for The Threepenny Opera for The Norwegian Touring Theatre/Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in 2007."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Per Christian Revholt

      Erik Hedin, Reinhard Traub and Per Christian Revholt were nominated for the audiovisual design for A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Calixto Bieito, The National Theatre:

      "Erik Hedin is educated as a sound designer and composer at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2006). He has taken part in a number of productions in Sweden and Norway, including My Name is Rachel Corrie at The Norwegian Theatre, Peer Gynt at Rogaland Theatre and Uncle Vanya at The National Theatre.

      Reinhard Traub has worked as a lighting designer since 1985, with assignments at a large number of opera and theatre venues in Germany and other countries. More than 300 opera productions by now - as a steadily employed lighting designer connected to the opera houses in Zürich, Salzburg, Brussels, Hamburg and in recent years for Staatstheater Stuttgart.

      Per Christian Revholt has been steadily employed as a musical director at The National Theatre from 1987, and has been responsible for the music for a very large number of productions there, including Peer Gynt, The Threepenny Opera, Fanny and Alexander and Uncle Vanya. Revholt has also been hired for projects at most of the theatres in the country, and won The Hedda Award for his arrangement of and performance of the music for The Threepenny Opera for The Norwegian Touring Theatre/Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in 2007."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Yngvild Aspeli

      Yngvild Aspeli, David Farine and David Lejard-Ruffet were nominated for the visual design for Aske* (Ashes) by Yngvild Aspeli and Plexus Polaire, directed by Yngvild Aspeli, in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre and Nord-Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Yngvild Aspeli is an actress, director and puppetry maker. She was educated at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionette in Charleville-Mézières and works based in France. Yngvild Aspeli has specialised in visual theatre and has collaborated with companies in Norway, France and England. She has made the productions Signaler* (Signals) (2011), Opera Opaque (2013) and last year's Aske, with its premiere at Nordland Visual Theatre in Stamsund, before touring with Nord-Trøndelag Theatre."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    Winners

    • Verdensteatret

      Verdensteatret won the award for the audiovisual design for Bridge over Mud, co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Henie Onstad Art Centre and The Ultima Festival:

      "In many productions the audiovisual design has a discreet, supporting function. It is not very easy to notice and exactly therefore excellent. Not as often, we experience that the audiovisual design is the production s foremost and most defining attribute. This is the case with this year's award winner: An intense, sense-oriented work bringing us along on an associative journey through familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, in which the stream of audio and visual impressions awaken memories in us, from exotic places we have never visited, but of which one still recognise the smells and notions.

      This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Verdensteatret."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Bridge over Mud

      Verdensteatret won the award for the audiovisual design for Bridge over Mud, co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Henie Onstad Art Centre and The Ultima Festival:

      "In many productions the audiovisual design has a discreet, supporting function. It is not very easy to notice and exactly therefore excellent. Not as often, we experience that the audiovisual design is the production s foremost and most defining attribute. This is the case with this year's award winner: An intense, sense-oriented work bringing us along on an associative journey through familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, in which the stream of audio and visual impressions awaken memories in us, from exotic places we have never visited, but of which one still recognise the smells and notions.

      This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Verdensteatret."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best leading actor

    Nominations

    • Torbjørn Eriksen

      Torbjørn Eriksen was nominated for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Kjersti Horn, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Torbjørn Eriksen is educated at The National Academy of Theatre (2000 - 2003). Since then he has split his time between Rogaland Theatre in Stavanger and The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo. In Stavanger he had many roles in the range between Jon Fosse's The dead dogs (2004) and the Kaizers Orchestra musical Sonny (2011). In 2006 Eriksen became an employee of The Norwegian Theatre, where he has interpreted roles in Shakespeare's Richard II and Richard III, among other things. In 2014 he visited Rogaland Theatre in the title role of Hamlet, for which he is now nominated. In 2012, Torbjørn Eriksen won The Hedda Award in the best supporting actor category for the role of Orin Mannon in Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    • Bjarte Hjelmeland

      Bjarte Hjelmeland was nominated for the role of Argan in The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, directed by Kim Bjarke, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre):

      "Bjarte Hjelmeland began working for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) after education at The National Academy of Theatre (1992). The next year he was found at The National Theatre. Among his more than 30 roles at this theatre we mention Mackie in Brecht/Weill's The Threepenny Opera and the title role of Holberg's Jeppe of the Hill. In the period 1996-98 Hjelmeland was part of the artistic management of The Torshov Theatre. In the period 2008-2011 he headed The National Stage and acted at the same theatre, in his hometown of Bergen, with La Cage aux Folles as one of the program's highlights. He has also been successful in a number of direction assignments. Hjelmeland has had visiting roles at most of the country's theatres, and recently toured all over the country with his humour show Gu' kor gøy!* (God, how fun!), which is, like The Imaginary Invalid, an example of Hjelmeland's many-year collaboration with Danish director Kim Bjarke."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • Terje Strømdahl

      Terje Strømdahl was nominated for the role of Martin in Night is mother to the day by Lars Norén, directed by Kjersti Horn, The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre:

      "Terje Strømdahl started at Trøndelag Theatre in 1982 after education at The National Academy of Theatre. His role in Margaret Johansen's Du kan da ikke bare gå* (You can't just leave) was among the challenges during the first period at a venue he has later visited, both as an actor - among other things in the role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (2001) and in the production of Peer Gynt (2013), in which Strømdahl and Espen Klouman Høiner shared the title role - and as the director of Mistero Buffo (2011). For many years The National Theatre was Strømdahl's home theatre. There he acted in a large number of roles, and he directed Babette's Feast (2010)."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    Winners

    • Hamlet

      Torbjørn Eriksen won the award for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Kjersti Horn, Rogaland Theatre:

      "A male leading role often has the power of definition in the production. That is in particularly large degree the case with this year's award winner, who with his intense presence gives particular credibility to the role. He addresses the audience directly, and with a combination of sincerity and anger, he gives surprising topicality to the content. Without compromising and with simplicity he conveys an expansive and complicated text, giving the words weight and clarity through reflection and hesitating pensiveness.

      This year's best leading actor award goes to Torbjørn Eriksen."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Torbjørn Eriksen

      Torbjørn Eriksen won the award for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Kjersti Horn, Rogaland Theatre:

      "A male leading role often has the power of definition in the production. That is in particularly large degree the case with this year's award winner, who with his intense presence gives particular credibility to the role. He addresses the audience directly, and with a combination of sincerity and anger, he gives surprising topicality to the content. Without compromising and with simplicity he conveys an expansive and complicated text, giving the words weight and clarity through reflection and hesitating pensiveness.

      This year's best leading actor award goes to Torbjørn Eriksen."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Best leading actress

    Nominations

    • Silje Lundblad

      Silje Lundblad was nominated for the role of Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, directed by Ronny Danielsson, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Silje Lundblad had, after her education at The National Academy of Theatre, her debut at Trøndelag Theatre, where she performed several roles in the contemporary musical Ingen nordmenn savnet* (No Norwegians Missing). Later she had large musical assignments in a row: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Roxy Hart in Chicago, Wendla in Spring Awakening and Josefine in Boer Boerson Jr., before this year's Maria in The Sound of Music. Between her musical roles Silje Lundblad has also had central roles in Trøndelag Theatre's other program, including the title role in Antigone, Lizzi in Pastures Green and Nille in Jeppe of the Hill."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

    • Marie Blokhus

      Marie Blokhus was nominated for the role of Allis in The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn, directed by Marit Moum Aune, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Marie Blokhus graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 2010 and the same year she made her debut in Jon Fosse's The Sorrows of Young Werther** at The Norwegian Theatre. After that she has had a number of large assignments with great variation at the same theatre - from naughty boy and other roles in Shockheaded Peter to the title role of Hamlet. This spring she performs four central roles at The Norwegian Theatre. Marie Blokhus is a member of the independent theatre company The rooster that was sacrificed to the Greek God of healing & medicine. In 2014 she won the award Kanonprisen as best female movie actress for the leading role in Rune Denstad Langlo's film Chasing the Wind."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

      **Goethe in Jon Fosse's translation, Sceneweb's comment.

    • Marianne Holter

      Marianne Holter was nominated for the role of Veronica in God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, directed by Audny Chris Holsen, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Marianne Holter started her career at Rogaland Theatre in 1996 and has had a large number of demanding roles, ranging across a wide spectrum, since. Among other things she has been Natasha in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and Gudrun in Mother and Me and Men by Arne Lygre. She mastered the demanding, not least as a singer, leading part in Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and acted in Rogaland Theatre's Hedda Award-winning project Man Equals Man by Bertolt Brecht. Her later assignments include the productions The CelebrationThe MisanthropeTheatre Concert BeethovenLittle Eyolf and now the nominated God of Carnage."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

    Winners

    • The Bird Tribunal

      Marie Blokhus won the award for the role of Allis in The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn, directed by Marit Moum Aune, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "The winner of The Hedda Award in the best leading actress category shows a rare courage, and a rare ability, to bare herself in the character she portrays. She gets the award for an extraordinarily nuanced interpretation of a character's inner thoughts and emotions. This bears witness to not only a deep understanding of the character she brings to life, but also proves a particular ability to be honest and open in conveying it.

      The best leading actress award goes to Marie Blokhus."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Marie Blokhus

      Marie Blokhus won the award for the role of Allis in The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn, directed by Marit Moum Aune, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "The winner of The Hedda Award in the best leading actress category shows a rare courage, and a rare ability, to bare herself in the character she portrays. She gets the award for an extraordinarily nuanced interpretation of a character's inner thoughts and emotions. This bears witness to not only a deep understanding of the character she brings to life, but also proves a particular ability to be honest and open in conveying it.

      The best leading actress award goes to Marie Blokhus."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    Special artistic achievement

    In this categories, nominees are not announced.

    Winners

    • Blue Motel

      Lisa Lie won the award for her concept, text and direction of Blue Motel:

      "The person who is given the special artistic achievement award of the year is in many ways a wonderful exemplar of the kind of artistic mighty effort that ought to be rewarded with this award. The winner had the idea, wrote the text and directed a weird and magical performance that mesmerised its audience. The winner is rewarded with The Hedda Award for her admirable urge to explore, her will and skill in making intelligent and funny performing arts filled with strange insights.

      The Hedda Award for special artistic achievement goes to Lisa Lie for her concept, text and direction of Blue Motel."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

    • Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie

      Lisa Lie won the award for her concept, text and direction of Blue Motel:

      "The person who is given the special artistic achievement award of the year is in many ways a wonderful exemplar of the kind of artistic mighty effort that ought to be rewarded with this award. The winner had the idea, wrote the text and directed a weird and magical performance that mesmerised its audience. The winner is rewarded with The Hedda Award for her admirable urge to explore, her will and skill in making intelligent and funny performing arts filled with strange insights.

      The Hedda Award for special artistic achievement goes to Lisa Lie for her concept, text and direction of Blue Motel."

      SOURCE:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367