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AWARDS Denmark

Big score for Vinterberg’s The Hunt at Denmark’s Robert Awards


- Already bestowed with 18 international prizes, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-nominated feature left the awards ceremony with seven trophies – while another frontrunner, Mikkel Nørgaard’s The Keeper of Lost Causes, left with none

Big score for Vinterberg’s The Hunt at Denmark’s Robert Awards

With each 14 nominations, Danish directors Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
and Mikkel Nørgaard’s The Keeper of Lost Causes [+see also:
film review
interview: Eugenio Mira
film profile
were frontrunners for the Robert awards – Denmark’s national film prize – but after last night’s gala in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre, Vinterberg left with seven statuettes and Nørgaard with none.

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Having already won 18 international prizes and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Feature, The Hunt was awarded for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay (Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm); Mads Mikkelsen was named Best Actor and Susse Wold Best Supporting Actress for the drama about a 40-year-old man in a small provincial town, who has finally recovered from a tough divorce, when a five-year-old kindergartener drops a remark accusing him of abusing her.

Christoffer Boe’s Sex, Drugs & Taxation [+see also:
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, portraying two Danish eccentrics, the lawyer Mogens Glistrup, a radical libertarian, and the hedonist capitalist Simon Spies, the king of charter travel, cashed in on four out of 13 nominations, while Danish director Nils MalmrosSorrow and Joy [+see also:
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, considered in 10 categories, received the prize for Best Actress (Helle Fagralid). Most television awards were shared by two series. The Bridge II and Borgen III/Government III), from Danish pubcaster DR.


Best Film:
The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg. Zentropa Entertainments

Best Film for Children and Young Audiences:
Antboy by Ask Hasselbalch. Nimbus Film

Best Director:
Thomas Vinterberg, for The Hunt

Best Screenplay:
Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm, for The Hunt

Best Actor:
Mads Mikkelsen, for The Hunt

Best Actress:
Helle Fagralid, for Sorrow and Joy. Dir: Nils Malmros

Best Supporting Actor:
Nicolas Bro, for Sex, Drugs & Taxation. Dir: Christoffer Boe

Best Supporting Actress:
Susse Wold, for The Hunt

Best Set Design:
Thomas Greve, for Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Best Cinematography:
Larry Smith, for Only God Forgives [+see also:
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making of
interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
film profile
. Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn

Best Costume Design:
Manon Rasmusssen, for Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Best Make-Up:
Thomas Foldberg, Morten Jacobsen, Lone Bidstrup Knudsen, for Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Best Editing:
Anne Østerup, Janus Billeskov Jansen, for The Hunt

Best Sound Design:
Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, for Only God Forgives

Best Musical Score:
Cliff Martinez, for Only God Forgives

Best Visual Effects:
Hummer Højmark, Rikke Gjerlev Hansen, Thomas Øhlenschlæger, Jeppe Nygaard Christensen, for Antboy

Best Short Fiction/Animation:
2 Girls 1 Cake. Dir: Jens Dahl.

Best Long Fiction/Animation:
Weekend Dad. Dir: Johan Stahl Winthereik.

Best Short (Documentary):
Tal R: The Virgin. Dir: Daniel Dencik.

Best Documentary:
Dreaming of a Family. Dir: Mira Jargil.

Best Short TV Series:
Rytteriet II. Prod: Thomas Hedemann. Scr: Rasmus Botoft, Martin Buch, Peter Harton. Dir: Peter Harton. DR Fiktion

Best Danish TV Series:
Borgen/Government III. Prod: Camilla Hammerich. Scr: Adam Price. Dir: Charlotte Sieling. DR Fiktion

Best Actress (TV Series):
Sofia Helin, for The Bridge II

Best Actor (TV Series):
Kim Bodnia, The Bridge II

Best Supporting Actress (TV Series):
Camilla Bendix, for The Bridge II

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Tafdrup, for Borgen/Government III

Best US Feature:
Gravity 3D [+see also:
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 Dir: Alfonso Cuarón. Local distr: Filmcompagniet

Best Non-US Feature:
Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
. Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche (France). Local distr: Camera Film

Honorary Robert:
Line producer Karen Bentzon

The YouSee Audience Award (Drama):
The Hunt

The YouSee Audience Award (Comedy):
All for Two. Prods: Ronnie Fridthjof, Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen. Dir: Rasmus Heide. Fridthjof Film

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