Birgitta Andersson received the Lifetime Achievment Award at the gala 2016. Photo: Patrik C Österberg

The Guldbagge Awards are divided into 19 categories including the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gullspira children’s film award, the Audience Award and Newcomer of the Year are also presented at the Guldbagge Awards Ceremony. When the awards were first introduced in 1964, there were only three categories – Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Since then the award categories have grown in number and changed. Most recently in 2011, seven new Guldbagge Awards were introduced – Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Make-up & Hair, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects. New for 2016 is the award Best Newcomer. In each category (except for Lifetime Achievement, Gullspira and the new category Newcomer of the Year), three candidates are nominated by nomination groups, and then a special panel selects the winners of that year’s Guldbagge Awards. Best Picture Best Director Best Screenplay Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Costume Design Best Sound Best Visuell Effects Best Make-up/Hair Best Original Score Best Production Design Best Documentary Film Best Short Film Best Foreign Language Film Lifetime Achievement Award Newcomer of the Year