Per Fly's critics and audience darling The Inheritance swept the Danish Film Academy's Robert ceremony on Sunday night taking six awards including best film, best director and best actor for Ulrich Thomsen. It also won best supporting actress and actor for veterans Ghita Noerby and Peter Steen, best music for Halfdan E as well as the audience award.
This marks the second time Per Fly has dominated the Robert awards, as his feature debut The Bench took the five major awards three years ago. His hit rate is even more impressive considering this year's crop of films, which left his biggest competitor, Lars von Trier's Dogville, with best script and best costume design.
The evening's most enthusiastic receptions went to Birthe Neumann, when she picked up her best actress award for Morten Arnfred's Move Me, and 78-year-old actress Helle Virkner, who received an honorary award for her 60 plus year long career. Anders Gustafsson was also a popular winner in the best children's-family film category, where his Berlin 14plus entry Scratch won.
However, Jannik Johansen's box-office hit Stealing Rembrandt left empty handed and Anders Thomas Jensen's The Green Butchers had to do with an award for best make-up.
Meanwhile Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love took most of the technical awards including best cinematography and set design, leaving Christoffer Boe's acclaimed Reconstruction with awards for best editing and sound design.
Best film: The Inheritance, directed by Per Fly, produced by Ib Tardini for Zentropa
Best director: Per Fly, The Inheritance
Best script: Lars von Trier, Dogville
Best actor: Ulrich Thomsen, The Inheritance
Best actress: Birthe Neumann, Move Me
Best supporting actor: Peter Steen, The Inheritance
Best supporting actress: Ghita Nørby, The Inheritance
Best cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle, It's All About Love
Best editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen & Peter Brandt, Reconstruction
Best sound design: Morten Green, Reconstruction
Best set design: Ben van Os and Jette Lehmann, It's All About Love
Best costumes: Manon Rasmussen, Dogville
Best make-up: Charlotte Lausten, The Green Butchers
Best special effects: Peter Hjorth, It's All About Love
Best music: Halfdan E, The Inheritance
Best song: Carpark North 'Transparent and Glasslike', Midsommer
Best children's and family film: Scratch, directed by Anders Gustafsson, produced by Birgitte Skov & Bo Ehrhardt for Nimbus Film
Best shortfilm: Michael W. Horsten's Lille Far
Best long shortfilm: Morten Giese's The Diver
Best short documentary: Jens Loftager's War
Best long documentary: Morten Henriksen and Peter Ovig Knudsen's The Right To Kill.
Best American Film: The Hours, Stephen Daldry
Best Non-American Film: Good Bye, Lenin!, Wolfgang Becker
Audience award: The Inheritance, Per Fly