Danish film the big winner at the European Film Awards

Thomas Vinterberg’s smash hit ‘Druk’ sweeps four of the major prizes – including Best Film and Best European Actor

Denmark could very well have a good chance at winning an Oscar in April 2021 – if the results at the European Film Awards (EFA) are any indication.

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, ‘Druk’ came out the big winner over the weekend, snapping up all four of the major EFA awards it was nominated for.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang and Thomas Bo Larsen, ‘Druk’ won ‘Best Film’ – the first time a Danish film has won that category since Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ snagged it in 2011.

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Good chance for an Oscar nod 
Mikkelsen won the Best European Actor award for his portrayal of lead character Martin, a school teacher who sets out to test a theory that he will improve his life by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in his blood.

Vinterberg, who lost his daughter in a car accident during filming, won the Best European Director award and the Best European Manuscript along with Tobias Lindholm.

‘Druk’, known as ‘Another Round’ internationally, could see further plaudits come its way in the future.

The film is the Danish nominee for the Best International Film at the Oscars – due to be held on April 25. The Oscar Academy will announce whether the Danish film made the final cut on March 15.





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