The nominees for Denmark’s Robert Prize 2017

The nominees have been announced for this years Robert Prize. The Robert Prize is the Danish equivalent of the Oscars and is voted by academy members.

The top nominated of the films this year include The Day Will Come, which stars Sofie Gråbøl and Lars Mikkelsen, Parents, which was funded by the New Danish Screen, as well as Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.

The winners will be announced on the 5th of February.

Here are the nominees:

Best Danish Film

Best Kids Film

  • Antboy 3 dir. Ask Hasselbalch
  • Anti dir. Morten BH
  • En-to-tre nu! dir. Barbara Rothenborg
  • In the Blood dir. Rasmus Heisterberg
  • Iqbal and Superchippen dir. Oliver Zahle

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

  • Ali Abbasi og Maren Louise Käehne / Shelley 
  • Christian Tafdrup / Parents
  • Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws og Polly Stenham / The Neon Demon
  • Rasmus Heisterberg / In the Blood
  • Søren Sveistrup / The Day Will Come

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Anders Ølholm / Antboy 3 
  • Nikolaj Arcel / A Conspiracy of Faith 
  • Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm / The Commune

Best Lead Actor

Best Lead Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Production Designer

  • Jette Lehmann / Satisfaction 1720
  • Niels Sejer / The Commune
  • Sabine Hviid / The Day Will Come
  • Søren Gam / Across the Waters
  • Trine Jensen & Rie Lykke / In the Blood

Best Cinematography 

  • Jesper Tøffner / The Commune
  • Maria von Hausswolff / Parents
  • Nadim Carlsen og Sturla Brandth Grøvlen / Shelley 
  • Natasha Braier / The Neon Demon
  • Niels Thastum / In the Blood

Best Costume

  • Ellen Lens / The Commune
  • Louize Nissen / Antboy 3 
  • Manon Rasmussen / A Conspiracy of Faith
  • Manon Rasmussen / Satisfaction 1720
  • Stine Thaning / The Day Will Come

Best Makeup 

  • Anne Cathrine Sauerberg / Satisfaction 1720
  • Erin Ayanian Monroe / The Neon Demon
  • Louise Hauberg Lohmann / The Day Will Come
  • Marly van de Wardt / The Commune
  • Sofie de Mylius / Antboy 3 

Best Editor

  • Anne Østerud / Parents
  • Anne Østerud og Janus Billeskov Jansen / The Commune
  • Janus Billeskov Jansen og Morten Højbjerg / The Day Will Come
  • Matthew Newman / The Neon Demon
  • Nicolaj Monberg og Olivier Bugge Coutté / A Conspiracy of Faith

Best Sound Designer

  • Anne Jensen og Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen / The Commune
  • Eddie Simonsen og Anne Jensen / The Neon Demon 
  • Peter Albrechtsen / Sorgenfri 
  • Rune Sand / Shelley
  • Thomas Huus og Bo Asdal Andersen / Antboy 3

Best Score

  • Cliff Martinez / The Neon Demon 
  • Jesper Mechlenburg / Across the Waters
  • Martin Dirkov / Shelley
  • Nicklas Schmidt / A Conspiracy of Faith
  • Sune Martin / The Day Will Come

Best Documentary

  • Amanda Knox / Plus Pictures v. Mette Heide / Instr. Brian McGinn og Rod Blackhurst
  • Amateurs in Space / Danish Documentary v. Sigrid Dyekjær / Instr. Max Kestner
  • Who We Were / Made in Copenhagen v. Helle Faber / Instr. Sine Skibsholt
  • Those Who Jump / Final Cut for Real v. Heidi Elise Christensen og Signe Byrge Sørensen / Instr. Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert og Abou Bakar Sidibé
  • The War Show – Venner i krig / Fridthjof Film v. Miriam Nørgaard og Alaa Hassan / Instr. Andreas Dalsgaard og Obaidah Zytoon


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.