Denmark 's two biggest box office successes of 2006 also proved to be the critical, darlings earning four nominations each for the Bodil prize to be handed out Feb 25. Susanne Bier's melodrama After The Wedding and Niels Ardens Oplev's traditional coming of age story We Shall Overcome tied at four nominations each. The former sold nearly 392,000 tickets locally and the latter more than 406,000. Bier's film is nominated for best film and in both leading acting categories.

Lars von Trier's The Boss Of It All was nominated in only two categories for two supporting actor and actress.

Three films secured three nominations each: Berlinale favourite A Soap from Pernille Fischer Christensen; Ole Christian Madsen's crossover box-office hit Prague starring Mads Mikkelsen; and Life Hits. The latter is a smaller-budget film that Christian E. Christiansen made independently before getting the support of the Danish Film Institute and distributors. The film, said to be in the running for a Berlinale slot, is about three badly behaved school girls. It has sold more than 100,000 tickets despite its humble beginnings.

The Bodil prize foreign-film nominations are:

Best American Film
A Prairie Home Companion, Robert Altman
Babel , Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Capote, Bennett Miller
The Departed, Martin Scorsese
United 93, Paul Green grass

Best Non-American Film
L'Enfant, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Queen, Stephen Frears
Cache, Michael Haneke
Volver, Pedro Almodovar