Trettebergstuen: Norwegian film won anyway

Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen (Labor Party) speaks during the reception for the film: The World's Worst Man in Hollywood. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Anette Trettebergstuen, Minister of Culture, believes despite “Verdens Verste Menneske” missing out on any Oscars, the Norwegian film industry was the real winner at the Oscar Awards in Hollywood.

No Oscars but everyone is watching Norwegian film now

Despite a lack of success at the Oscar Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Anette Trettebergstuen (AP), Minister of Culture and Social Inclusion, believes there was still success for the Norwegian film industry.

Joachim Trier’s film, “Verdens Verste Menneske” (The Worst Person in The World) was nominated for Oscars in two categories but won none. It lost out to Japan’s “Drive My Car” in the International Feature Film category and Sir Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” for Best Original Screenplay.

However, despite a lack of success at the glitz and glamor of the Oscars, Trettebergstuen maintained a positive attitude. She told NTB that “we had hoped that it would win, but we all know that this has been a great victory anyway.”

Trettebergstuen has been in Hollywood for the past week as a part of a Norwegian business and cultural trip and she hoped that Trier’s film may have a create a longer-term impact on the blossoming Norwegian film industry. “It has an enormous amount to say, the whole world is now watching Norwegian film” Trettebergstuen noted, and that it should encourage more Norwegian films to be made.

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3 Comments on "Trettebergstuen: Norwegian film won anyway"

  1. Actually, Norway *was* a big Oscar winner. Liv Ullmann received an Academy Governors Oscar award! as did 3 other highly esteemed actors.

    My comment about her getting the award, under the Washington Post article about it at

    Very glad to see Liv Ullmann get that Oscar – not just because I live in Norway now.

    She was wonderful both in Jan Troell’s Swedish-American immigrants films (along with Max von Sydow) and in A Bridge Too Far. (I was a student assistant in the Augustana College (Rock Island IL) library when Jan T. was doing his research in family diaries and letters.)
    Her quiet-/calm-voiced opening narration and then performance in the latter gave it the humanity it deserved: a desperate airborne and ground attempt to liberate a good people and to end World War 2 in Europe as soon as possible and to thereby save as many lives as possible. The entire, magnificent film is free to watch on YouTube.
    Tragically, Jewish girl Ann Frank and her family had been discovered and taken months before the operation which did not get to where they were until much later, in any case.
    By the way, after the Allies’ Operation Market Garden failed, the Germans did allow Allied food airdrops to the starving Dutch.
    (Also, I have a relatively simple free/educational print-and-play boardgame about the operation on my webpage, for anyone interested.)

    At Although an Allied defeat, it was an heroic attempt and battle by the Western Allies.

  2. Vernon Childers | 28. March 2022 at 16:52 | Reply

    I love Scandinavian films.

  3. Actually, Norway *was* a big Oscar winner. On Friday, Liv Ullmann received an Academy Governors Oscar! as did 3 other highly esteemed actors.

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