‘White Night’ shines in Bodils race

'Art of Crying' follows close behind

STOCKHOLM — Jannik Johansen’s meller “White Night” leads the race for Denmark’s top awards, the Bodils, which are bestowed by the country’s critics’ association.

Pic took nominations in all five categories, including a lead actor nom for Lars Brygmann, who plays a real estate agent attempting to make amends for the accidental death of a man in a bar-room brawl.

Peter Schonau Fog’s “The Art of Crying,” a black comedy about an abusive father in a morally retarded Jutland community, was close behind with four noms.

Natasha Arthy’s sophomore pic “Fighter,” about a girl determined to train as a kung fu fighter against the wishes of her Turkish parents, took three nominations.

Statuettes will be handed out at Copenhagen’s Imperial Cinema on Feb. 24.

THE NOMINEES ARE…
FILM
“AFR,” Morten Hartz Kaplers
“Fighter,” Natasha Arthy
“White Night,” Jannik Johansen
“The Art of Crying,” Peter Schonau Fog

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Noomi Rapace, “Daisy Diamond”
Paprika Steen, “The Substitute”
Rikke Louise Anderrsson, “White Night”
Semra Turan, “Fighter”
Sonja Richter, “Cecilie”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jesper Asholt, “The Art of Crying”
Kim Bodnia, “Ekko”
Lars Brygmann, “White Night”
David Dencik, “Outside Love”
Jannik Lorenzsen, “The Art of Crying”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Sophie Byder, “White Night”
Stine Fischer Christensen, “Ekko”
Trine Dyrholm, “Daisy Diamond”
Charlotte Fich, “Just Another Love Story”
Hanne Hedelund, “The Art of Crying”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dejan Cukic, “The Early Years Erik Nietzsche Part 1”
Morten Grunwald, “White Night”
Nikolaj Kopernikus, “Island of Lost Souls”
Soren Malling, “The Early Years Erik Nietzsche Part 1”
Cyron Bjorn Melville, “Fighter”

AMERICAN FILM
“The Darjeeling Limited,” Wes Anderson
“I’m Not There,” Todd Haynes
“Letters from Iwo Jima,” Clint Eastwood
“Paranoid Park,” Gus Van Sant
“Zodiac,” David Fincher

NON-AMERICAN FOREIGN FILM
“Eastern Promises,” David Cronenberg
“Pan’s Labyrinth,” Guillermo del Toro
“Persepolis,” Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
“Reprise,” Joachim Trier
“4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,” Cristian Mungiu

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