BAFTA lauds Oplev and Stæremose

AWARD. "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" took home the British equivalent of the Oscar for Best Film Not in the English language at the BAFTA Awards Sunday evening.

Niels Arden Oplev shares the award with his producer Søren Stæremose. In his acceptance speech a visibly very touched Oplev dedicated the award to his wife.

Oplev commented to TV2 News: "It's a great night for Scandinavian film. After an audience success that has thundered across the world and earned 120 million dollars in ticket sales, I can hardly believe it."

"The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" (2009), a Swedish-Danish-German co-production, was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (writers Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel) and Best Leading Actress (Noomi Rapace), but lost to "The Social Network" and "Black Swan".

BAFTA is an abbreviation for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.