Brimstone and Tonio lead nominations, Golden Calf

Brimstone and Tonio lead nominations, Golden Calf

Photo: NFF

The epic Brimstone director, Martin Koolhoven and the drama Tonio by Paula van der Oest going to be competing with each other in the race for the Golden Calves. The two smashes such both a chance at statuettes in the major categories, including film, directing and editing.

Brimstone has a total of nine nominations; Tonio received seven.

Brimstone is the first film in eight years of Koolhoven. The English-language western tells of a demonic priest that to an innocent woman is coined. Dutch actress Carice van Houten has been nominated in the category best supporting actor. Wooden can her sixth Calf ever win, and thus her own record to break.

Tonio is the film adaptation of the eponymous rouwroman in which writer A. F. Th. van der Heijden, the death of his young son, Tonio processed. Both actors Pierre Bokma and Rifka Lodeizen, are nominated. Also makes the film a chance in the categories production design and camera work.


It is striking that the best-visited Dutch bioscooptitel of previous years, Soof 2, not a single nomination has been received. Also the numbers 2 and 3, Rokjesdag and Woezel & Pip, create in any category, a chance at awards.

In the category of television drama, subsequently, Soof, however, to a price, namely for best actress (Lies Visschedijk). The actress takes on Abbey Hoes (Petticoat) and Hadewych Minis (Hollands Hope II). In the category of best actor include Waldemar ‘ (Vechtershart) and Guy Clemens (The Case Of) nominated.

Best documentary

In the battle for best documentary in particular the film The Children of Juf box with no insulation, about a Dutch professor who with iron discipline and patience of a saint, her class is full of refugee children. The film was last Sunday, also mentioned in the Summer with comedian Claudia de Breij.

The Golden Calves are on 29 september and presented during the Gala of the Dutch Film. The ceremony is for the first time in a long time not appear on television. Or send the NPO a special of the TV Show, in which host Ivo Niehe looking back at the Dutch Film Festival.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular