Benny’s music for ‘Palme’ documentary wins Swedish film award

Benny Andersson has tonight picked up the award for ‘Best music’ at Guldbaggen – Sweden’s film industry award ceremony, for his score to the documentary Palme (Älskad och hatad).

The film about Sweden’s ex-prime minister Olof Palme was released in September 2012.

Benny was presented his award by one of Sweden’s biggest female stars and Eurovision winner Carola. Benny joked during his acceptance speech that it was unfair that someone over 65-years old should win the award because it was a struggle remembering the names of the people he needed to thank!

Below are some pictures of Benny going up to the stage to collect his award. Many thanks to Niclas Ericsson for the news.

Benny collecting his Guldbagge award for 'best music' for 'Palme'. Photos - Expressen
Benny collecting his Guldbagge award for ‘best music’ for ‘Palme’. Photos – Expressen

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  • The music is included in the latest BAO CD “O Klang och Jubeltid” the track called “Sorgmarsch”.
    It is uploaded on You Tube here:
    (starts at 2:22 but before another beautiful piece also included in the same CD)

  • Sorgmarsch (from the movie).

  • Great news! Many congratulations to Benny for another milestone award in his long musical career. Hoping it continues further!

  • …and Benny is always so surprised and humble everytime he receives an award!! 🙂 A great guy!
    Again so well deserved! He has had such an incredible career, suceeding in everything he does! No doubt his music (even after ABBA) will be played for generations to come!

  • Congratulations. All the best Ian

  • Love been asking everyone on Facebook and Twitter with no you.
    I was wondering if Benny and Bjorn had any plans to put abba live at Wembley the 40Th anniversary on to DVD l think a lot of abba fans would love that

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