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Carice van Houten picks 5th Dutch Film Award

October 3, 2011

By Stella Toonen

UTRECHT – UTRECHT – Dutch actress Carice van Houten won the Gouden Kalf Award for a record fifth time Sunday at the Dutch Film Festival.

Last Wednesday the Dutch Film Festival nominated her as Best Actress for her role in Black Butterflies. This film was also nominated for the award for Best Film.

During the gala on Friday night both Van Houten and Black Butterflies won awards in respective nominated categories.

This year’s award is the fifth Gouden Kalf award for Van Houten.  She got other four for her roles in Suzy Q, Minoes, Zwartbook and De Gelukkige Huisvrouw.

She is the first actress in the history of the Dutch Film Festival to win more than four awards.

“I was afraid the Jury might decide that I could not win the award again, because I already have four of them, but I’m happy they didn’t,” said Van Houten as she accepted the award.

Twelve years ago van Houten finished her acting studies at the Kleinkunst Academy in Amsterdam.

In recognition of her talent, she won her first Gouden Kalf a year later.

Since the success of Zwartboek (Black Book) some years ago Van Houten has been appearing in American productions such as Valkyrie and Body of Lies.

Next year she will be starring in director Juan Carlos Frednadillo’s Intruders together with Clive Owen.

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