Eight Swedish Guldbagge Awards in seven classes to Sonet Film

Eight Swedish Guldbagge Awards in seven classes to Sonet Film

Stockholm
February 9, 1999
12.00 PM CET

EIGHT SWEDISH GULDBAGGE AWARDS IN SEVEN CLASSES TO SONET FILM Sonet Film is distributor and/or co-producer of seven of the classes that were awarded the Swedish Oscar-type award, the Guldbagge of the Swedish Film Institute, at this year´s major Swedish film gala at the Stockholm Royal Opera House. The winner of most awards was ´Fucking Åmål´ (´Show me love´), which is distributed by Sonet. "After ten years of hard and dedicated work to heighten interest in Swedish film both in Sweden and internationally, it is very gratifying that there were so many Guldbagge awards to us this year," says Peter Possne, president of Sonet Film, a company in the Modern Times Group MTG AB. "It feels particularly satisfying to be able to state that the 1998 Guldbagge awards went to films that have also enjoyed a large audience." Sonet Film is distributor of the following Guldbagge award winners: Best Film: ´Fucking Åmål´, producer Lars Jönsson. Best Direction: Lukas Moodysson for ´Fucking Åmål´. Best Actress: Alexandra Dahlström and Rebecca Liljeberg in ´Fucking Åmål´. Best Screenplay: Lukas Moodysson for ´Fucking Åmål´. Best Supporting Actress: Ia Langhammar in ´Hela härligheten´ (´Love fools´). Sonet Film is the distributor and co-producer of the following winners: Best Supporting Actor: Thommy Berggren in ´Glasblåsarns barn´ (´The Glass-blower's children´). Best Cinematography: Philip Ogaard for ´Glasblåsarns barn´. This represents a total of eight Guldbagge awards in seven classes. For further information, please visit www.mtg.se, or email info@mtg.se or contact: Hans-Holger Albrecht, President & CEO tel: +46 8 562 000 50 Matthew Hooper, Investor & Press Relations tel: +44 20 7321 5010 Modern Times Group MTG AB has seven business areas: Viasat Broadcasting (free-to-air and pay TV channels in nine countries), Radio (seven networks in five countries), New Media (the Everyday interactive TV portal, Internet portal, Mobile portal, and teletext services), Publishing (financial news and information services), Modern Interactive (home shopping, e-commerce, and logistics), SDI Media (subtitling and dubbing services), and Modern Studios (content production and library). Modern Times Group MTG AB's class A and B shares are listed on the Stockholmsbörsen O-list (symbols: MTGA and MTGB) and on the Nasdaq National Market in New York (symbol: MTGNY). MODERN TIMES GROUP MTG AB Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, SE-103 13 Stockholm, Sweden Tel. +46 8 562 000 50 Fax. +46 8 20 50 74 (Publ) Registration No. 556309- 9158 www.mtg.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/01/07/20040107BIT00290/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/01/07/20040107BIT00290/wkr0002.pdf

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