WINTER BROTHERS takes out the top prize at Denmark’s Bodil Awards

The winners of Denmark’s Bodil Awards have been announced, with the Danish/Icelandic co-production Winter Brothers taking out the top prize for Best Film.

Winter Brothers, which is directed by Hlynur Pálmason and stars Elliott Crosset Hove as one of two brothers who live in a Danish mining town.


The jury said about Winter Brothers: “Rarely has a debut film taken our breath away, as Winter Brothers did last year. Hlynur Pálmason has made a film that insists on exploring the potential of the film industry as an art form, which puts the audience’s brain, eyes and ears on glorious overtime.”

You can view the full list of winners below.

Best film

Best actress

  • Frederikke Dahl Hansen
  • Trine Dyrholm
  • Amanda Collin
  • The Team Hurricane ensemble
  • Danica Curcic

Best actor

  • Dar Salim
  • Elliott Crosset Hove
  • Dejan Cukic (Fantasten)
  • Sebastian Jessen
  • Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Best supporting actress

  • Charlotte Munck
  • Stine Fischer Christensen
  • Lene Maria Christensen
  • Lisa Nilsson
  • Julie Christiansen 

Best supporting actor

  • Søren Malling
  • Oscar Dyekjær Giese
  • Simon Sears
  • Dulfi Al-Jabouri
  • Ali Sivandi

Best documentary

  • The Stranger
  • Violently in Love
  • The Last Men in Aleppo
  • Venus – Let’s Talk About Sex
  • Tutti a casa – Power to the People?
CategoriesAwards Denmark
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.