Sunday, March 17, 2013

66th Bodil Award Winners

Yesterday Filmmedarbejderforeningens had their award ceremony with awards spread out over several films.

Big winner is Kaprigen (A Hijacking) a good mainstream entertaining film that at times can be thrilling, but in general for me is a drama that deals more with corporate behavior (good and bad) than about human behavior. Still I do recommend you watch it as is as entertaining as Arcel's A Royal Affair.

The Audience Award went to Hvidsten Gruppen by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis.

Winners are in *BLUE. To read official announcement go here or here, available only in Danish.

Today Filmmedarbejderforeningens (Denmark's National Association of Film Critics) announced their nominations for these major Danish film awards and not surprisingly Nicolaj Arcel's En Kongelig Affære (A Royal Affair) leads with 6 nominations; perhaps the most interesting fact is the Best Actor category that has two brothers in competition for the award, Mads and Lars Mikkelsen.

These are the nominations.

Best Danish film
10 timer til Paradis (Teddy Bear), Mads Matthiesen
En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair), Nicolaj Arcel
*Kapringen (A Hijacking), Tobias Lindholm
Undskyld jeg forstyrrer, Henrik Ruben Genz
You and Me Forever, Kaspar Munk

Best Actress
Julie Brohorst Andersen in You and Me Forever
Trine Dyrholm in Den skaldede frisør (Love Is All You Need)
*Sara Hjort Ditlevsen in Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Bodil Jørgensen in Hvidsten Gruppen (This Life)
Alicia Vikander in En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)

Best Supporting Actress
*Fred Dahl Hansen in You and Me Forever
Emilie Claudius Kruse in You and Me Forever
Elsebeth Stentoft in 10 timer til Paradis (Teddy Bear)
Lotte Andersen in Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Trine Dyrholm in En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)

Best Actor
Mads Mikkelsen in En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)
Søren Malling in Kapringen (A Hijacking)
*Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)
Pilou Asbæk in Kapringen (A Hijacking)
Lars Mikkelsen in Viceværten (A Caretaker's Tale)

Male Supporting Actor
Nicolas Bro in Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Roland Mills in Kapringen (A Hijacking)
*Tommy Kenter in Marie Krøyer
Lars Boom in Max Pinlig på Roskilde
Thomas Gabrielsson in En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair)

Best Documentary
Ballerina, Maja Friis
White Black Boy, Camilla Magid
*Putins kys (Putin's Kiss), Lise Birk Pedersen
Lej en famille A/S (Rent a family), Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Kidd Life, Andreas Johnsen

Best Non-American film
*Amour, Michael Haneke
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Shame, Steve McQueen
Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul
Holy Motors, Leos Carx

Best American film
We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay
*Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols
The Descendants, Alexander Payne

The announcement was made via Twitter so it is not up yet at the official site, but to read news in Danish go here. The award ceremony will be hosted by Mikael Bertelsen on Saturday, March 16 at Bremen Theatre.

In case you wonder why excellent Jagten (The Hunt) by Thomas Vinterberg has no nominations mainly is because it hasn't been released in Denmark; film is scheduled to be released on January 10, 2013. What really surprises me is that Susanne Bier's Den skaldede frisør (Love Is All You Need) got only one nomination.

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