Four BAFTA noms for ‘Druk’: unprecedented number of mainstream nominations for a Danish film
‘Druk’ (‘Another Round’) has secured three major BAFTA nominations this afternoon, along with a nod for Best Foreign Language Film.
Thomas Vinterberg has been nominated for both Best Director and Best Screenplay – alongside Tobias Lindholm – while Mads Mikkelsen has been shortlisted for Best Actor.
For Mikkelsen, a European Film Award winner in the past, this is arguably his biggest ever award nomination.
‘Minari’ again …
This year’s BAFTAs are somewhat shunning mainstream cinema, and only a few of the nominations are thought likely to be replicated when the Oscar shortlists are confirmed next Monday – bar the British actors in contention, of course.
For example, the US-produced Korean-language film ‘Minari’, which recently beat ‘Druk’ to win Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, has been nominated for six awards.
And while ‘Minari’ is not eligible for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars, which ‘Druk’ is currently the 8/13 favourite to win, it has been shortlisted for the BAFTA in the same category.