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Bodil Awards

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Kingdom of Denmark

Official website

Awarded for
Excellence in cinematic achievements

Presented by
Danish Film Critics Association

First awarded
1948; 69 years ago (1948)

The Bodil Awards are the major Danish film awards given by Danish Film Critics Association. The awards are presented annually at a ceremony in Copenhagen. Established in 1948, it is one of the oldest film awards in Europe. The awards are given without regard to commercial interests or box-office sales, but rather to highlight the films or actors that the critics regard as most worthy.

The name of the award honours two of the most important actresses in Danish cinema, Bodil Kjer and Bodil Ipsen. The statuette is made of porcelain, and was designed by Danish artist Ebbe Sadolin and sculpted by Svend Jespersen of Bing and Grøndahl.


Awards are presented for the following categories:

Merit Awards
  • Best Danish Film
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best American Film (Awarded as Best Non-European Film from 1961 until 1969)
  • Best Non-American Film (Awarded as Best European Film from 1961 until 1969)
  • Best Documentary
  • Special Awards
  • Honorary Award, since 1951 and pro re nata until 1997; since then annually
  • Special Award, annually since 2008
  • Best Cinematographer
  • External Awards
  • Henning Bahs Award, annually since 2012 for excellence in production design
  • Danish Writers Guild Best Screenplay Award, a new award from 2015 for best Danish screenplay
  • References

    Bodil Awards Wikipedia