With 16 nominations, A Family leads the race for Denmark’s Roberts
Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family [+see also:
film profile], which was launched in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival to win the international critics’ FIPRESCI prize, leads the race for Denmark’s Robert awards, which will be presented at Copenhagen’s Cirkusbygningen on February 5.
A Family received the maximum of 16 nominations, ahead of Martin P. Zandvliet’s A Funny Man [+see also:
film profile](14 noms) and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia [+see also:
interview: Lars von Trier
film profile] (13 noms) – all three are contenders for Best Film, with Ole Christian Madsen’s Superclasico [+see also:
film profile] (Denmark’s submission for the Oscars) and Carlos Augusto de Oliveira’s Rosa Morena.
The five top-nominated films scooped 61 noms out of the 85 total, and lead by A Family and Melancholia, productions by Zentropa Entertainments signed 39. Anders W. Berthelsen will compete against himself - he is nominated as Best Actor both for Superclásico and Rosa Morena (which in either case will go to South America).
At the awards ceremony Denmark’s Film Academy will also give prizes for Best Documentary (long and short), Best Animation (long and short), Best American and Best Non-US Feature, adding YouSee’s Audience Award. The event is hosted by Søs Egelind and Alexandre Villaume.
FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS
A Family by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Vinca Wiedemann for Zentropa Entertainments
A Funny Man by Martin P Zandvliet
Produced by Mikael Chr Rieks for Koncern Film
Melancholia by Lars von Trier
Produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments
Superclásico by Ole Christian Madsen
Produced by Lars Bredo Rahbek and Signe Leick Jensen for Nimbus Film
Rosa Morena by Carlos Augusto de Oliveira
Produced by Thomas Gammeltoft, Astrid Hytten, Ivan Teixeira and Hank Levine for Fine & Mellow
Beast [+see also:
film profile] by Christoffer Boe
Produced by Tine Grew Pfeiffer for Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
The Great Bear by Esben Toft Jacobsen
Produced by Petter Lindblad for Copenhagen Bombay Productions
Ronal the Barbarian by Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Philip Einstein Lipski, Kresten Vestbjerg
Produced by Trine Heidegaard for Einstein Film
Bora Bora [+see also:
film profile] by Hans Fabian Wullenweber
Produced by Stine Spang Hansen for Nimbus Film
Freddy Frogface by Peter Dodd, Gert Fredholm
Produced by Nina Crone, Erik Wilstrup for Crone Film
Love Is In The Air [+see also:
film profile] by Simon Staho
Produced by Jonas Frederiksen for Zentropa Entertainments
Room 304 [+see also:
film profile] by Birgitte Stærmose
Produced by Jesper Morthorst for Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
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