King’s Game wins at the Bodils
by Annika Pham
Nikolaj Arcel’s King’s Game produced by Nimbus Film, has just won two Bodil awards for Best film and Best supporting actor (Søren Pilmark) at the Bodil ceremony held at the Imperial Cinema in Copenhagen last Sunday night.
The awards from the Danish film critics association come on top of eight Roberts awards (local Oscars) that the film already received last January. Another proof of the film’s success with the local critics and film professionals, not to mention with the local audience as the number one Danish title at the 2004 box office has now sold over 552,000 cinema tickets in Denmark.
The other 2005 Bodil winners were Mads Mikkelsen, voted Best actor for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher 2, Connie Nielsen, Best actress for her part in Susanne Bier’s Brothers (Brødre), and Trine Dyrholm, Best supporting actress for Annette K Olesen’s In your hands [+see also:
film profile] (Forbrydelser). Agnes Jaoui’s Look at Me [+see also:
film profile] (Comme une image) was voted Best non-American film, and Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation Best American feature film. The Bodils -the oldest Danish film awards created in 1948- had another award category this year: the Best documentary film, and the prize went to Anders Østergaard’s Tintin et moi.
The award ceremony was followed by a premiere of Anders Thomas Jensen’s new film Adam’s Apples (Adams aebler) starring Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, and Paprika Steen, ahead of its nation wide release next April.
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