A Funny Man wins four prizes.
On Saturday the Danish Film Critics Association awarded its top Bodil prize for Best Danish Feature to Lars von Trier’s Melancholia.
It was von Trier’s second Bodil in a row, after Antichrist in 2010, and it was the seventh in his career he was not there to receive, this time at Copenhagen’s Bremen, where his closest competitor was Martin P Zandvliet’s A Funny Man, the biopic of Danish top comedian Dirch Passer.
Zandvliet’s local No 1 blockbuster won for Best/Best Supporting Actors (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe), adding the new Henning Bahs prize for Best Stage Design (Charlotte Bay Garnov, Peter Grant) and the Audience Prize. 77-year-old Danish actress Ghita Nørby left with a Life Achievement Bodil – she has previously picked up four for her 140 films.
FULL LIST OF BODIL AWARDS 2012:
Best Film: Melancholia. Dir: Lars von Trier (Prods: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth)
Best Actress: Lene Maria Christensen, for A Family (En familie). Dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Best Actor: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, for A Funny Man (Dirch). Dir: Martin P Zandvliet
Best Supporting Actress: Paprika Steen, for Superclásico. Dir: Ole Christian Madsen
Best Supporting Actor: Lars Ranthe, for A Funny Man
Best Cinematographer: Manuel Alberto Claro, for Melancholia (and Heidi Marie Faisst’s Rebounce/Frit fald)
Best Documentary: The Will. Dir: Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Best US Film: Winter’s Bone. Dir: Debra Granik
Best Non-US Film: A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin). Dir: Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
Special Bodil: Distributor Jes Graversen, of Miracle Film
Honorary Bodil: Actress Ghita Nørby
The Henning Bahs Award (for Best Set Design): Charlotte Bay Garnov, Peter Grant, for A Funny Man
The Blockbuster Audience Award: A Funny Man