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The Paradise Suite wins Golden Calf for best film

The Paradise Suite wins Golden Calf for best film

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The Paradise Suite has Friday night in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht in the Golden Calf awards for best film. The film won a total of three prizes.

In addition to best film went to The Paradise Suite there is also off with the prize for best scenario (Joost van Ginkel) and best actor (Issaka Sawadogo). The film was last year september in première during the international film festival of Toronto.

The Burkina Faso born Sawadogo played in several foreign films and series, including Guyane and Hotel Cæsar. The 50-year-old actor, was surprised by his victory. “Wow. What should I say. Hallelujah. The Dutch people trusted me and chose me for this role. God bless the Netherlands”, said the actor.

The film Beyond Sleep left just as The Paradise Suite Friday night with three Golden Calves; best director (Boudewijn Koole), best music (Alex Simu) and best sound design (Mark Glynne).

Actress Hannah Hoekstra won the award for best actress for her role in The Helleveeg. The 29-year-old actress won in 2012, even though the Golden Calf for her role in Heaven.

The film Public to Work with Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Jacob Derwig and Rifka Lodeizen had ten nominations, but went Friday night without prizes. The film was nominated in the categories best film, best actor and best actress.

Bon Bini Holland starring Jandino Asporaat got the audience award and won them a cash prize of 30,000 euros. Respectively, the second and third place ended Dummie the Mummy and the Sphinx of Shakaba (20,000 euros) and Mannenharten 2 (10,000 euros).

The Golden Calf for the film culture went to the brothers Alex and Marc van Warmerdam. This year, a total of 92 films will premiere during the Dutch Film Festival.

Award Ceremony Golden Calves 2016

The award ceremony of the Golden Calves Friday started.
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The award ceremony of the Golden calf took place in the Beatrix Theatre.
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The winners of the Golden Calves.
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Hannah Hoekstra, with her Golden Calf.
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Issaka Sawadogo, with its Golden Calf.
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Marcel Hensema after the presentation.
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Actress Hannah Hoekstra on the carpet.
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Barry Atsma on the red carpet at the Beatrix Theatre.
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Kim van Kooten and her partner, Jacob Derwig on the red carpet at the Beatrix Theatre.
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Frank Lammers on the red carpet.
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Marie-Mae van Zuilen (left) and Jamie Grant on the red carpet.
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Aniek Pheifer and her partner, René van Zinnicq Bergmann.
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Barry Atsma with Art Rooijakkers.
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Art Rooijakkers on the red carpet at the Beatrix Theatre.
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Camilla Siegertsz at the Beatrix Theatre.
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Abbey Hoes on the red carpet.
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Gijs Naber prior to the ceremony.
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Thekla Reuten on the red carpet.
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Hadewych Minis is interviewed on the red carpet.
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Sabrina Starke on the red carpet.
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Teun Kuilboer on the red carpet at the Beatrix Theatre.
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Marcel Hensema with his partner.
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Fedja van Huêt prior to the ceremony.
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Raymond Thiry on the red carpet.
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Actors and actresses

The prize for best male supporting role went to actor Marcel Hensema (The Marathon, Hollands Hope) for his role in Kneeling on a Bed of Violins. “Thanks for the confidence. Godswegen are unfathomable connected, and how is it in ‘Jezusnaam’ possible that I am here with a Golden Calf off to go”, said Hensema during his bedankspeech with a Rotterdam accent.

Anneke Blok, who himself was absent at the awards ceremony, won the award for best female supporting actress for The Helleveeg. Got them for the third time the prestigious award.

Several celebrities reached out the prices. Among others, Achmed Akkabi, athlete Marlou van Rhijn, Eva van der Gucht, Martin Koolhoven, Monic Hendrickx and Kenny B were allowed a picture to give away. In total, eighteen Calves of Gold divided.

The most important Dutch film awards, traditionally awarded at the end of the Dutch Film Festival, which last week began.

It is the 36th time that the prizes were awarded. This year were again the winners via a so-called ‘Academy’ is determined: a jury consisting of a few hundred makers from the film industry. The winners of a number of prices was still determined by a jury.

See also:
Overview: The winners of the Golden Calves 2016

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