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- Paprika Steen makes history by winning best actress and best supporting actress

Susanne Bier’s Dogme hit Elsker Dig For Evigt [+see also:
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(Open Hearts) won five top awards at the 20th edition of the Danish Film Academy’s Roberts on Sunday 2 February in Copenhagen.
It was voted best film; Pernille Bech Christiansen and Thomas Krag shared the best editing award; Nikolaj Lie Kass was best supporting actor and Paprika Steen best supporting actress. Open Hearts also won the Audience Award.
The other success story of the evening was Nils Malmros, who took home two Roberts for best director and screenplay (with John Mogensen) for his stylish black and white drama, At Kende Sandheden (Facing the Truth), with the best actor nod going to Jens Albinus.
Jesper W. Nielsen’s bittersweet comedy, Okay, won 38-year-old Paprika Steen her second award of the night: best actress. This is the first time in twenty years that the same actress won in both categories. Steen’s brother, Nikolaj won the best song award, and composer Halfdan E. took home the Robert for best soundtrack for Okay.
Scandinavian co-production I am Dina [+see also:
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scooped up the technical prizes including best cinematography (Dan Laustsen), sound (Michele Dela and Nino Jacobson), costumes (Dominique Borg), make up (June Paalgaard and Elisabeth Bukkehave), and set design (Steffen Aarfing and Marie I Dali). Hans Fabian Wullenweber’s Klatretøsen (Catch that girl) was voted best children’s film and also won the Robert for the best special effects.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie was best foreign film (non-American) while Robert Altman’s Gosford Park was the top American production of the year.

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