Tuesday, February 08, 2011

2011 Robert Awards Winners

Last Sunday the Danish Academy had the awards ceremony and winners are in *BLUE. As winners in world awards have started to be announced it has become clear that whoever person or group chose the film to submit to Oscar did not took much into account what was the best film in the country as awards are given to films that were not submitted. The Danish Academy is no exception as top award didn't go to acclaimed Hævnen (In a Better World) -that wasn't even nominated- but to R who dominated edition with eight top awards.

To check winners in all categories at the Academy site go here and here, available only in Danish; to check them in English go here.


The Danish Film Academy recently started to announce the nominees for current year awards and as film feature nominations were announced here they are.

Best Film
Submarino, Thomas Vinterberg’s
Broderskab (Brotherhood), Nicolo Donato
Alting bliver godt igen (Everything Will Be Fine), Christoffer Boe
Sandheden om mænd (Truth About Men), Nikolaj Arcel
*R, Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer

Best Director
Susanne Bier for Hævnen (In a Better World)
Thomas Vinterberg for Submarino
Nicolo Donato for Broderskab (Brotherhood)
*Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer for R
Nikolaj Arcel for Sandheden om mænd (Truth about Men)

Best Actress
*Trine Dyrholm in Hævnen (In a Better World)
Julie Borchhorst Andersen in Hold om mig (Hold Me Tight)
Anette Heick in Olsen Banden på de bonede gulve (The Olsen Gang Gets Polished)
Ellen Hillingsø in Eksperimentet (The Experiment )

Best Actor
Mikael Persbrandt in Hævnen (In a Better World)
Mads Mikkelsen in Valhalla Rising
Jens Albinus in Alting bliver godt igen (Everything Will Be Fine)
Jakob Cedergren in Submarino
*Pilou Asbæk in R

Nominations in all categories will be published soon at the Academy official site here, but for now please read the announcement here. The Robert awards ceremony will take place in Copenhagen on February 6, 2011.

It’s remarkable that Danish submission to Oscar, Hævnen by Susanne Bier got no nomination for best film, still Bier is the only woman nominated in the Best Director category and film main actors also god nods. Been delaying watching Submarino as imagine that will be not so-easy to watch, but will watch soon as got 19 nominations followed by Nikolaj Arcel’s Truth about Men with twelve and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising with nine. To be honest most films call my attention but all, except the comedies, seem that will not be easy to watch them.

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