Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Robert Awards Winners

Today the Danish Academy had the awards ceremony and as I was hoping great The Hunt was the BIG winner of the night. The Hunt is such an exceptional film that I'm concern other great movies will prevail in Oscar, but definitively it is my favorite Danish movie of 2013, even do was in 2012 Cannes.

By the way what is happening to The Hunt and Oscar is what could happen next year if France sends Blue is the Warmest Color to Oscar, the momentum is lost and other movies have their 15 minutes of fame, no matter if they deserve it or not.

Winners are in *BLUE. To check winners in all categories go official site.

2012 was an outstanding year for Danish cinema and a movie produced in that year that was released in 2013 made it another outstanding year for this great cinema; I'm talking about The Hunt that leads the Bodils race and also the Robert's race as got fourteen (14) nominations. Also with 14 nods Mikkel Nørgaard’s The Keeper of Lost Causes following close by Christoffer Boe’s Sex, Drugs & Taxation with 13 and Michael Noer’s Northwest with 11.

Already infamous Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac was seen by critics but does not qualify for this year awards, so we will have to wait until next year to see if gets some local recognition from the Danish Academy. As we know Part 1 will be world-premiered at the Berlinale and early buzz claims that part 2 will go to Cannes, but maybe not as film will have its release in USA via VOD before it opens in theaters and before Cannes.

These are the nominees' that the Danmarks Film Akademi announced today.

Best Film
*Jagten (The Hunt)
Kvinden I Buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Nordvest (Northwest)
Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)
Spies & Glistrup (Sex, Drugs & Taxation)

Best Feature for Children and Youth Audiences
MGP Missionen (The Contest - To the Stars and Back)
Olsen Banden på dybt vand (The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble)
Otto er et næsehorn (Otto the Rhino)

Best Director
Michael Noer for Nordvest (Northwest)
Mikkel Nørgaard for Kvinden I Buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives
Nils Malmros for Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)
*Thomas Vinterberg for Jagten (The Hunt)

Best Actress
*Helle Fagralid for Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)
Kristin Scott Thomas for Only God Forgives
Lene Maria Christensen for Nordvest (Northwest)
Sofie Gråbøl for I Lossens Time (The Hour of the Lynx)
Sonja Richter for Kvinden I Buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)

Best Actor
Gustav Dyekjær Giese for Nordvest (Northwest)
Jakob Cedergren for Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)
*Mads Mikkelsen for Jagten (The Hunt)
Nikolaj Lie Kaas for Kvinden I Buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Pilou Asbæk for Spies & Glistrup (Sex Drugs & Taxation)

Best Original Screenplay
Nikolaj Arcel for Kvinden I Buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Nils Malmros and John Mogensen for Sorg og glæde (Sorrow and Joy)
Rasmus Heisterberg and Michael Noer for Nordvest (Northwest)
Simon Pasternak and Christoffer Boe for Spies & Glistrup (Sex Drugs & Taxation)
*Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm for Jagten (The Hunt)

Best US Feature
Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass
Before Midnight, Richard Linklater
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
*Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russel

Best Non-US Feature
*Blue Is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche, France
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
Philomena, Stephen Frears, UK
Rush, Ron Howard, UK
Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard, France

To check nominees in all categories go here, available only in Danish or here for English. I'm so glad that Nicolas Winding Refn got recognition for Only God Forgives as was feeling that I was the only one that liked/enjoyed the movie that absolutely makes you recall Gaspar Noé style. Not to bore you reader but you already know that my one of my favorite 2013 films is here, The Hunt, and Best Actor HAS to go to Mads.

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