Period drama up against Excuse Me, Teddy Bear, You and Me Forever, and A Hijacking for Best Film.

A Royal Affair, an 18th century drama starring Mads Mikkelsen, has secured six nominations for Denmark’s Bodil Awards, which the Danish Critics’ Association will hand out on March 16 at Copenhagen’s Bremen Theatre.

The film, directed by Nikolaj Arcel’s and produced by Zentropa Entertainments, is already up for a Golden Globe and is on the shortlist for Best Foreign-Language Feature at the Academy Awards.

It previously won two Silver Bears in Berlin for Best Original Screenplay (Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg) and Best Actor (Mikkel Bo Følsgaard). At the Bodil Awards, Følsgaard will go up against Mikkelsen for the best actor prize.

Mikkelsen will also be in competition with his brother, Lars Mikkelsen, who has been nominated for his role in Katrine Wiedemann’s A Caretaker’s Tale.

Co-star Trine Dyrholm has been nominated for her leading role in both A Royal Affair and Susanne Bier’s Love Is All You Need.

Securing four nominations each are Kaspar Munk’s You and Me Forever, Tobias Lindholm‘s A Hijacking and Henrik Ruben Genz’s Excuse Me.


Best Film: Excuse Me (Undskyld jeg forstyrrer). Dir: Henrik Ruben Genz. Teddy Bear (10 timer til Paradis). Dir: Mads Matthiesen. A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære). Dir: Nikolaj Arcel. You and Me Forever. Dir: Kaspar Munk. A Hijacking (Kapringen). Dir: Tobias Lindholm

Best Actress: Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, for Excuse Me. Trine Dyrholm, for Love Is All you Need. Julie Brohorst Andersen, for You and Me Forever. Alicia Vikander, for A Royal Affair. Bodil Jørgensen, for This Life (Hvidsten Gruppen: Nogen må dø for at andre kan leve).

Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, for A Royal Affair. Søren Malling, for A Highjacking. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, for A Royal Affair. Pilou Asbæk, for A Hijacking. Lars Mikkelsen, for A Caretaker’s Tale (Viceværten)

Best Supporting Actress: Frederikke Dahl Hansen, for You and Me Forever. Emilie Claudius Kruse, for You and Me Forever. Elsebeth Steentoft, for Teddy Bear. Lotte Andersen, for Excuse Me. Trine Dyrholm, for A Royal Affair

Best Supporting Actor: Nicolas Bro, for Excuse Me. Roland Møller, for A Highjacking. Tommy Kenter, for Marie Krøyer. Lars Bom, for Max Pinlig på Roskilde. Thomas Gabrielsson, for A Royal Affair

Best Documentary: Ballerina. Dir: Maja Friis. White Black Boy. Dir: Camilla Magid. Putin’s Kiss (Putins kys). Dir: Lise Birk Pedersen. Rent A Family (Lej en familie A/S). Dir: Kaspar Astrup Schröder. Kidd Life. Dir: Andreas Johnsen

Best Non-US Film: Amour. Dir: Michael Haneke (Austria). The Artist. Dir: Michel Hazanavicius (France). Shame. Dir: Steve McQueen (UK). Searching for Sugar Man. Dir: Malik Bendjelloul (Sweden). Holy Motors. Dir: Leos Carax (France)

Best US Film: We Need To Talk About Kevin. Dir: Lynne Ramsay. Martha Marcy May Marlene. Dir: Sean Durkin. Moonrise Kingdom. Dir: Wes Anderson. Take Shelter. Dir: Jeff Nichols. The Descendants. Dir: Alexander Payne