Danish actor brothers Mads and Lars Mikkelsen are up against each other in the competition for Denmark’s top acting honour.
Jorn Rossing Jensen

8 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 27 Feb 2014 - 12:38 PM

Danish actor brothers Mads and Lars Mikkelsen are up against each other in the competition for Denmark's Bodil Award, which the Danish Critics' Association will present on March 16 at Copenhagen's Bremen Theatre. Mads Mikkelsen is nominated for the lead in Danish director Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair, while Lars Mikkelsen is considered for his performance in Katrine Wiedemann's A Caretaker's Tale.

[SBS Movies Review: A Royal Affair]

A Royal Affair leads the race leads the race for the trophy with six nominations in five categories (two for Best Actor), in front of Kaspar Munk's You and Me Forever, Tobias Lindholm's A Hijacking and Henrik Ruben Genz's Excuse Me, with four, Mads Mathiessen's Teddy Bear with two, while Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis' This Life, Bille August's Marie Krøyer, Lotte Svendsen's Max Pinlig på Roskilde and A Caretaker's Tale all got one.

Arcel's fourth feature, which has sold 530,000 tickets domestically, won two Silver Bears at last year's Biennale for Best Original Screenplay (Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg) and Best Actor (Mikkel Bo Følsgaard). Also ominated for a Golden Globe, the Zentropa Entertainments production has joined the short-list for an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Feature.


Best Film
Excuse Me. Dir: Henrik Ruben Genz
Teddy Bear. Dir: Mads Matthiesen
A Royal Affair. Dir: Nikolaj Arcel
You and Me Forever. Dir: Kaspar Munk
A Hijacking. Dir: Tobias Lindholm

Best Actress
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, for Excuse Me
Trine Dyrholm, for Love Is All you Need
Julie Brohorst Andersen, for You and Me Forever
Alicia Vikander, for A Royal Affair
Bodil Jørgensen, for This Life

Best Actor
Mads Mikkelsen, for A Royal Affair
Søren Malling, for A Hijacking
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, for A Royal Affair
Pilou Asbæk, for A Hijacking
Lars Mikkelsen, for A Caretaker's Tale

Best Supporting Actress
Frederikke Dahl Hansen, for You and Me Forever
Emilie Claudius Kruse, for You and Me Forever
Elsebeth Steentoft, for Teddy Bear
Lotte Andersen, for Excuse Me
Trine Dyrholm, for A Royal Affair

Best Supporting Actor
Nicolas Bro, for Excuse Me
Roland Møller, for A Highjacking
Tommy Kenter, for Marie Krøyer
Lars Bom, for Max Pinlig på Roskilde
Thomas Gabrielsson, for A Royal Affair

Best Documentary
Ballerina. Dir: Maja Friis
White Black Boy. Dir: Camilla Magid
Putin's Kiss. Dir: Lise Birk Pedersen
Rent A Family. Dir: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Kidd Life. Dir: Andreas Johnsen

Best Non-US Film
Amour. Dir: Michael Haneke (Austria)
The Artist. Dir: Michel Hazanavicius (France)
Shame. Dir: Steve McQueen (UK)
Searching for Sugar Man. Dir: Malik Bendjelloul (Sweden)
Holy Motors. Dir: Leos Carax (France)

Best US Film
We Need To Talk About Kevin. Dir: Lynne Ramsay
Martha Marcy May Marlene. Dir: Sean Durkin
Moonrise Kingdom. Dir: Wes Anderson
Take Shelter. Dir: Jeff Nichols
The Descendants. Dir: Alexander Payne

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