A short film from Norway that was nominated for an Oscar didn’t win, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of its producers and actors who traveled to Hollywood last weekend. They’re still celebrating the fact they were nominated.
“We can live very well without going all the way to an Oscar statuette,” Gaute Lid Larssen, producer of the short film Nattrikken (Night Ride) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “It was a tight race, given all the media reports and prognoser.”
The Oscar for short films went instead to An Irish Goodbye, which the Norwegians applauded. Their own film tells the touching story about a woman who inadvertently steals a tram (trikk in Norwegian) and then winds up having to deal with various social issues on board.