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No Bodil for Oscar contender A War – but three for Land of Mine

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- Martin Zandvliet’s Land of Mine and Tobias Lindholm’s A War were both nominated for the Danish Film Critics’ Bodil Awards, and Zandvliet took home three

No Bodil for Oscar contender A War – but three for Land of Mine
Roland Møller with his Bodil Award for Best Actor

Two war movies – Danish directors Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s Land of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Louis Hofmann
interview: Martin Zandvliet
film profile
]
and Tobias Lindholm’s A War [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tobias Lindholm
film profile
]
, which was also among the hopefuls for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film – were respectively nominated for three and four Bodil Awards, the Danish Film Critics’ annual celebration of local cinema.

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But at the ceremony held on Saturday (5 March) at Copenhagen’s Bremen Theatre, hosted by actress Ellen Hillingsø and broadcast to 16 theatres all over Denmark (in collaboration with the Nordea Foundation), Land of Mine left with three prizes – Best Film (Zandvliet), Best Actor (Roland Møller) and Best Supporting Actor (Germany’s Louis Hofmann) – while A War left empty-handed. 

Last month, the post-WW2 epic, about 2,000 German troopers who refused to leave the Denmark they had occupied and, as prisoners of war, "volunteered" to clear the Danish coast of 2.2 million German landmines (with half of them losing their lives or ending up severely mutilated), received six Robert Awards from the Danish Film Academy.

The Bodils for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress went to two performers for their “nuanced portraits of women”: namely, to Mille Lehfeldt for her lead role in May el-Toukhy’s Long Story Short [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and to Trine Pallesen for her performance in Michael Noer’s Key House Mirror [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michael Noer
film profile
]
. Danish-French actress Anna Karina received an Honorary Bodil, with Jacob Wendt Jensen, chairman of the Danish Film Critics’ Association, describing her as an “international film icon”.

Here is the full list of the winners of Denmark’s 2016 Bodil Awards:

Best Film
Land of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Louis Hofmann
interview: Martin Zandvliet
film profile
]
– Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Best Actress
Mille Lehfeldt – Long Story Short [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor
Roland Møller – Land of Mine

Best Supporting Actress
Trine Pallesen – Key House Mirror [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michael Noer
film profile
]

Best Supporting Actor
Louis Hofmann – Land of Mine

Best Documentary
The Man Who Saved the World – Peter Anthony

Best US Film
Birdman – Alejandro González Iñárritu

Best Non-US Film
Mommy – Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Best Cinematographer
Magnus Nordenhof Jønck – A War [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tobias Lindholm
film profile
]
, Key House Mirror and Bridgend [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
film profile
]

Special Bodil
Peter Albrechtsen – sound designer, The Idealist [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Honorary Bodil
Actress Anna Karina

Henning Bahs Award
Mia Stensgaard – stage designer, Men & Chicken [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Original Screenplay
May el-Toukhy and Maren Louise Käehne – Long Story Short 

Kathrine Windfeld Memorial Fund
The Legacy – Pernilla August

ArteKino
Les Arcs call
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