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Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac leads the race for Denmark’s Roberts

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- The Danish director is competing with Mikkel Nørgaard, Niels Arden Oplev, Bille August and Søren Balle for Best Film and Best Director

Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac leads the race for Denmark’s Roberts
Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier

Danish director Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Louise Vesth
film profile
]
: Director’s Cut
is the frontrunner for Denmark’s Robert Awards, which the Danish Film Academy will announce for the 31st time on 1 February at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre. Von Trier’s own edit of the Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård starrer has been nominated in 16 categories, including Best Film and Best Director.

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“Nineteen features in the awards race demonstrate a film year of variety and quality – there is much to celebrate in Danish film and TV,” said Academy chairman Kim Magnusson. Best Danish Film will be chosen from among Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut, Mikkel Nørgaard’s The Absent One [+see also:
trailer
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(13 nominations), Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking (13), Bille August’s Silent Heart [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(12) and Søren Balle’s The Sunfish (five). Running for Best Director are von Trier, Nørgaard, Arden Oplev, August and Balle. 

Newcomer Danica Curcic (The Absent One) is up for Best Actress, together with Bodil Jørgensen (Hella Joof’s Malta - All Inclusive [+see also:
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), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac: Director's Cut), Ghita Nørby (Silent Heart) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Speed Walking). Best Actor contenders include Henrik Birch (The Sunfish), who is up against Mikael Persbrandt (Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love [+see also:
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), Morten Grunwald (Silent Heart), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Absent One) and Stellan Skarsgård (Nymphomaniac: Director's Cut).

For Best US Film, the Academy’s 1,650 members can cast their votes for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Michael Fassbender
film profile
]
, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers ClubChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
or Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
. And for Best Non-US Film, they can opt for Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
, Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son, UK directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Two Days, One Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
by Belgium’s Dardenne brothers, or Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
film profile
]
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