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Source: Danish Film Academy

The team behind ‘Queen Of Hearts’

May el-Toukhy’s age-gap relationship drama Queen Of Hearts dominated the winners at the 36th Robert awards in Denmark, taking home nine prizes from 17 categories in which it was eligible.

el-Toukhy became the first woman to receive the best director prize since the category was introduced in 2001.

Scroll down for the full list of winners.

Her Sundance 2019 title also picked up best film, best actress for Trine Dyrholm, best supporting actor for Magnus Krepper, and best original screenplay for el-Toukhy and Maren Louise Käehne.

The film’s four further prizes were in best cinematography, best editor, best sound design, and best score.

Queen Of Hearts follows a successful lawyer (Dyrholm) who begins an affair with her teenage stepson that comes to threaten her seemingly perfect life.

Daniel, Niels Arden Oplev’s biopic of Danish photographer Daniel Rye who was held hostage by Isis in Syria in 2013, picked up four awards including best actor for Esben Smed in the lead role.

Queen Of Hearts was Denmark’s entry to the international feature award at the 2020 Oscars, although it did not make it to the shortlist stage. It did win the world cinema – dramatic audience award at Sundance 2019. 

Feras Fayyad’s Syrian war documentary, which has received an Oscar best documentary nomination, won the equivalent prize at the Roberts.

The awards were presented on Sunday, January 26 by the Danish Film Academy.

Robert Awards 2020 winners

Best feature film - Queen of Hearts 

Best Documentary - The Cave

Best Children & Youth Film - Gooseboy 

Best Director - May el-Toukhy, Queen of Hearts

Best Original Screenplay - Maren Louise Käehne & May el-Toukhy, Queen of Hearts

Best Adapted Screenplay - Anders Thomas Jensen, Daniel

Best Cinematography - Jasper J. Spanning, Queen of Hearts

Best Editor - Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen, Queen of Hearts

Best Actor - Esben Smed, Daniel

Best Actress - Trine Dyrholm, Queen of Hearts

Best Supporting Actor - Magnus Krepperm, Queen of Hearts

Best Supporting Actress - Sofie Torp, Daniel

Best Set Design - Josephine Farsø, Resin

Best Costume Design - Louize Nissen, Before the Frost

Best Makeup - Sara Sofia Kasper, Resin

Best Sound Design - Oskar Skriver & Nino Jacobsen, Queen of Hearts

Best Score - Jon Ekstrand, Queen of Hearts

Best Original Song - ‘One last time’ - Hess Is More feat. Okay Kaya, Komp.: Mikkel Hess & Kaya Wilkins, Suicide Tourist

Best Visual Effects - Jonas Drehn & Jan Tvilling,Valhalla

Best English Language Film - Joker

Best Non-English Language Film - Parasite

Blockbuster Audience Award - Daniel