Melancholia wins big at Denmark's Robert Awards
Melancholia collected 10 prizes, including best film, director and actress at the Danish Film Academy Awards, held Feb 5.
Danish director Lars von Trier’s Melancholia swept the Danish Robert awards, as the Danish Film Academy last night recognsised last year’s achievements in Danish cinema:
Trier’s European Film Award winner collected 10 prizes including Best Film, Director, Script, Best Actress (Kirsten Dunst) and Supporting Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
The other big winner at the ceremony in Copenhagen’s Cirkusbygningen was Danish director Martin P Zandvliet bio-pic on Danish top comedian Dirch Passer, A Funny Man, which picked up five awards including Best Actor for Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Best Supporting Actor for Lars Ranthe.
von Trier did not attend the event, having muzzled himself last year after the French police investigation of his remarks following the screening of Melancholia in Cannes. “Lars has nothing to say – or he has, but he won’t,” was a message from a representative of his company, Zentropa Entertainments.
This year’s Honorary Robert went to Danish veteran director Henning Carlsen. “I am speechless – I have waited for this in 84 years. I couldn’t help to tell the taxi driver on the way,” said Carlsen, who has over the years made 20 features.
FULL LIST OF ROBERT AWARDS 2012
Best Film: Melancholia. Dir: Lars von Trier Prods: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth, for Zentropa Entertainments
Best Film for Children and Young Audiences: Rebounce
Best Actor: Nikolaj Lie Kaas – A Funny Man
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Best Supporting Actor: Lars Ranthe – A Funny Man
Best Supporting Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg - Melancholia
Best Director: Lars von Trier – Melancholia
Best Original Screenplay: Lars von Trier – Melancholia
Best Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro– Melancholia
Best Production Design:Jette Lehmann – Melancholia
Best Costume Design: Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgren – A Funny Man
Best Make-Up: Lis Kasper Bang – A Funny Man
Best Special Effects Hummer Højmark, Peter Hjorth - Melancholia
Best Sound Design: Kristian Eidnes Andersen – Melancholia
Best Editing: Molly Malene Stensgaard – Melancholia
Best Musical Score: Sune Martin – A Funny Man
Best Song: A Funny Man (Lille frk. Himmelblå - Jeppe Kaas)
Best Short Documentary: The Time We Have
Best Long Documentary: The Ambassador Dir: Mads Brügger
Best American Film: Drive. Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark)
Best Non-US Film: The King’s Speech. Dir: Tom Hooper (UK)