Husavik, the Icelandic village dreaming of an Oscar
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In just a year the small Icelandic village of Husavik has shot to fame as the setting of the kitsch musical comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” — and now it dreams of winning an Oscar. The song “Husavik – My Home Town”, a ballad from the movie sung by Swedish pop singer Molly Sanden, has been nominated for an Academy Award for best original song. In the quiet little harbour town near the Arctic Circle, the 2,300 residents are in a tizzy ahead of Sunday’s Oscars festivities, which will feature a performance of the tune by Sanden recorded in the village itself. “The atmosph…

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