Lauren Bacall was the guest of honour at Sunday's Bodil Awards in Denmark, where she handed the best film prize to director Ole Christian Madsen for Kira's Reason.

Hollywood-legend Bacall was fresh off the shoot of Lars von Trier's Dogville, which wrapped on Friday in Sweden, and her presence added further glamour to the ceremony, which saw other awards go to actress Stine Stengade for her role in Kira's Reason, veteran Jens Okking (One Hand Clapping) for best actor, newcomer Susanne Juhasz (One Hand Clapping) for best supporting actress, and another veteran Tommy Kenter (Chop Chop) for best supporting actor.

The winners in the foreign categories were also (virtually) present, with a taped Peter Jackson receiving the best US film award for The Lord Of The Rings and Sweden's Roy Andersson was there in person to pick up the best non-US-film award for his Songs From The Second Floor.

At the recent Danish Film Awards (Roberts), hosted by the Danish Film Academy, Kira's Reason picked up five of the major prizes, including best direction, best film and best script as well as best actress for Stine Stengade.