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Norwegian “Nattrikken” nominated for an Oscar

Norwegian “Nattrikken” nominated for an Oscar
Norwegian “Nattrikken” nominated for an Oscar

Will compete for the Oscar statuette in the category “Best short film” in fiction.

The team behind “Nattrikken” are celebrating the Oscar nomination. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle, NTB

24/01/2023 15:10

Updated 24.01.2023 16:01

It became clear on Tuesday afternoon. Then the Oscar Academy announced the nominees for this year’s award, which is the 95th in a row. The Norwegian “Nattrikken” is one of them.

– It’s very big, says producer Heidi Arnesen to Aftenposten shortly after it was finished.

– It is the first time a Norwegian short film has had the opportunity to win an Oscar. It means a lot both for film culture and queer culture. For me personally, it also means a lot that it is a queer, Norwegian short film that has reached this far, says Arnesen.

You can see the nominated short film here at

– We’re going to go!

Arnesen says that the production company Cylinder AS will continue to make short films.

– We will tell stories we think are important.

– But first will it be a trip to Los Angeles?

– We haven’t come that far, but we’re going!

In the now Oscar-nominated short film, we meet Ebba, a drunken woman who involuntarily ends up as a tram driver. With the police and the tram’s actual driver hot on her heels, she has to deal with threatening and violent passengers.

Sigrid Husjord plays the lead role. “Nattrikken” deals with themes such as outsiders, prejudices and vulnerable aspects of gender identity.

Sigrid Husjord plays the role of Ebba, a drunk woman who ends up behind the levers of a tram. Photo: NTB culture

Narrow needle eye

This year there were 200 films that met the criteria to be considered for the Oscar Academy’s shortlist. 15 films ended up on the list, which was published just before Christmas last year.

After today’s announcement, only five nominees remain. “Nattrikken” is therefore one of them.

“Nattrikken” has already received several awards. It received the Filmkritikerprisen in Grimstad in 2020. Last year it also received the award for best “short narrative” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Photo: NTB culture

The last time there were Norwegian Oscar cheers was in 2007. Then Norwegian Torill Kove won the Oscar for best animated short film with “The Danish Poet”.

It was the first time a Norwegian film was awarded an Oscar since 1951. Then Thor Heyerdahl and Olle Nordemar won the Oscar for the documentary film “Kon Tiki”.

Three to Sweden and Denmark

“La Valise Rouge”, “Le Pupille” and “An Irish Goodbye” are the other nominees in the best short film category, in addition to the Danish “Ivalu” directed by Anders Walter.

The Danes are also nominated in the best documentary category for “A House Made of Splinters”, directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont, while the editor Mikkel EG Nielsen is nominated for best cut.

Sweden has also received three nominations. Ruben Östlund is nominated both for best screenplay, best film and best director for the film “Triangle of Sadness”.

In the directing category, he is fighting against Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans), Todd Field (Tár), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) and Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”).

Tops the list with eleven nominations

A total of ten films are nominated in the best film category. Besides “Triangle of Sadness” are “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “The Banshees of Inisherin”, “Elvis”, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, “The Fabelmans”, ” Tár”, “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Women Talking” nominated.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” starring Michelle Yeoh has received the most nominations. The film has been nominated a total of eleven times. Among other things, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu are both nominated for Best Supporting Actress, while Yeoh is nominated for Best Actress.

  • This year’s distribution will take place on 13 March.
  • You can find an overview of all the nominations at

The article is in Norwegian

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