The Danish Film Academy handed out its annualRobert awards in Copenhagen last night. Anders Thomas Jensen's Adam's Apples scored four awards withPer Fly's Manslaughter taking homethree. The winning films were also two of the big commercial successes at theDanish box office in 2005 with 355.689 and 393.239 tickets sold.
Although Anders Thomas Jensen did not manage toget Adam's Apples nominated for theforeign language film Oscar, it was well-received at this year's Sundancefestival, and he triumphed on his home turf when he picked up prizes for Bestfilm, Best script and Best special effects and an audience award. Adam's Apples is a black comedy about aneo-Nazi ex-convict working for a priest starring MadsMikkelsen and Ulrich Thomsen.
Per Fly won the prize for Best Director for Manslaughter, the last film of his classtrilogy after The Bench and Inheritance. Charlotte Fich won Best supporting actress and the music for the filmalso won a Robert Award.
Jacob Thuesen's drama Accused, won both best actor and leading actress awards for itsstars, Troels Lyby and Sofie Gråbøl. This is a tale of a father (Lyby) whoselife is devastated when he is accused of molesting his 13-year-old daughter.
Lars von Trier, one of Denmark's best knowninternational directors, failed to win an award last night even though, Manderlay, had been nominated in ninecategories.