'Terribly Happy' sweeps Danish Bodil Awards
Takes home six trophies including best filmCOLOGNE, Germany -- Henrik Ruben Genz's "Terribly Happy" has swept the Danish Bodil Awards, Denmark's top film honors, taking six of 11 trophies, including best film, at Sunday night's ceremony in Copenhagen.
"Happy" stars Jakob Cedergren and Lene Maria Christensen and supporting actor Kim Bodnia each picked up Bodil Awards for their performances in the fish-out-of-water drama about a man who takes a job as a village constable in an attempt to escape his past.
Veteran performer Sarah Boberg kept "Happy" from a clean sweep in the acting categories, winning the best supporting actress prize for her role in Niels Arden Oplev's "Worlds Apart."
Cinematographer Jorgen Johansson won the Bodil for his lensing of both "Happy" and "Flame & Citron," the World War II resistance drama that was last year's No. 1 film in Denmark. Composer Kare Bjerko received a special Bodil for her scores to "Happy," "Little Soldier" and "What No One Knows."
Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" won the best American film prize while Swedish vampire hit "Let The Right One In" took the Bodil for best foreign film not from the U.S.
A complete list of Bodil 2009 award winners follows:
Best Danish film
"Terribly Happy," Henrik Ruben Genz
Lene Maria Christensen, "Terribly Happy"
Jakob Cedergren, "Terribly Happy"
Best supporting actress
Sarah Boberg, "World's Apart"
Best supporting actor
Kim Bodnia, "Terribly Happy"
Best American film
"There will be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson
Best foreign film (other than U.S.)
"Let The Right One In," Tomas Alfredson, Sweden
Best director of photography
Jorgen Johansson, "Flame & Citron" and "Terribly Happy"
Best documentary film
"Burma VJ: Reporter from a Closed Country," Anders Ostergaard
Composer Kare Bjerko for the scores for "What No One Knows," "Terribly Happy" and "Little Soldier"