A Man Called Ove, produced by Nordic major SF Studios, is included in the five- film short-list, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and also for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards gala in February 2017. It is the 6th time a film produced by SF Studios has been nominated as best foreign language film.

A Man Called Ove - based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman - is a story about Ove, a grumpy yet lovable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. The film has been a huge box-office hit with over 1 700 000 local admissions - the third most successful domestic film ever in Sweden. In 2016 it was awarded with three Guldbaggar – the Swedish equivalent to the Oscar – for Best male actor in a leading role, the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and Best Make-up. In addition, the film won the prestigious award for Best European Comedy at the EFA Awards in December 2016, in Wroclaw, Poland.

“As the production company behind A Man Called Ove we are extremely happy and honored that the film has been included in the final short list competing for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscars, says Michael Porseryd, CEO at SF Studios. 

He adds “For the film to be one out of five films in the final race is in itself a great achievement and reflects the talent and dedication of Director Hannes Holm, Producers Annica Bellander and Nicklas Wikström Nicastro and the Author Fredrik Backman and of course the outstanding performance by the actors”.