In a near carbon copy of the Danish Film Academy's recent Robert Awards (Screendaily March 3), the Danish film critics have handed three of their top Bodil Awards to Susanne Bier's The One and Only (Den Eneste Ene).
The film walked away with best picture, best actress for Sidse Babett Knudsen and best supporting actress for Paprika Steen, while once again Soren Kragh-Jacobsen's Silver Bear-winner Mifune (Mifunes Sidste Sang) had to contend with the best supporting actor award for Jesper Asholt.
The Danish critics, who have a tradition of awarding artistic and not commercial merit, bucked the trend by recognising local box office hit The One and Only. Lotte Svendsen's tragi-comic debut Gone With The Fish (Bornholms Stemme) was awarded the best actor award for Henrik Lykkegaard, while the Johan Ankerstjernes Fotografpris cinematographer's prize unsurprisingly went to veteran Dirk Bruel, for his collected work of some 45 features including the recent The Magnetist's Fifth Winter.
An honorary Bodil was awarded to 90-year-old actress-dancer-singer-writer Marguerite Viby for her lifelong commitment to Danish film, spanning the 1920s through to the early 1970s. As with the Danish Film Academy awards, the critics gave the Bodil for best US title to David Lynch's The Straight Story and best non-US title to Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother.