The winners of Denmark’s Bodil Awards 2017

The Danish Bodil Awards were held over the weekend, with the top prize going to Rasmus Heisterberg’s In The Blood.

The Danish Bodil Awards are handed out by Danish film critics, and this year’s awards were the 70th anniversary. The awards ceremony itself was dominated by first-time directors, with Christian Tafdrup’s feature debut Parents winning a number of awards. Andreas Møl Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon’s first time effort, The War Show won the best documentary.

Presented for the first time was the Streaming Prize, presented in collaboration with streaming services Blockbuster, Viaplay and Filmstriben. The prize went to Hans Petter Moland’s A Conspiracy of Faith.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Bodil Awards:

Best Danish Feature

In the Blood – Rasmus Heisterberg

Best Actress
Trine Dyrholm – The Commune

Best Actor
Søren Malling – Parents

Best Supporting Actress
Victoria Carmen Sonne – In the Blood

Best Supporting Actor
Lars Mikkelsen – The Day Will Come

Best Non-US Feature
Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade

Best US Feature:
The Revenant – Alejandro González Iñárritu

Best Cinematographer
Maria von Hausswolff – Parents

Best Documentary
The War Show – Andreas Møl Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon

Best Original Screenplay
Christian Tafdrup – Parents

Special Bodil
Director/chairwoman of the Danish Film Directors Association Christina Rosendahl

Honorary Bodil
Actor Henning Jensen

Henning Bahs Award
Production designer Jette Lehmann – Parents

Streaming Prize
A Conspiracy of Faith – Hans Petter Moland

Info via Cineuropa

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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.

  1. Julianne says:

    Hi – Thank you for posting the winners of the 2017 Bodil Awards. Your website is nice, very clean and crisp. However, I find myself getting frustrated because there is no record of the date anywhere that I can find on the page and/or in the text about the awards. The article starts by saying the awards were given “over the weekend,” but which weekend? In February? March? April? I find now that so many websites are careless about not including dates in their write-ups, so when one accesses articles a few years later, one can never tell if it was just last weekend or 7 years ago last weekend. I’m not sure why this is such a common occurrence. I’m a librarian of historical research, so that is why dates matter a lot to me…but they should to most readers, I would think. Thank you for reading this. Best wishes, Julianne

    1. Emma Vestrheim says:

      Hello Julianne,

      Thank you for your email and for highlighting this issue. I absolutely agree with you, and from here on will take extra care when writing articles to ensure it’s clear when something took place.

      Thanks for reading Cinema Scandinavia,
      Emma Vestrheim

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