Nikolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair" is nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language category along with "Amour", "The Intouchables", "Rust and Bone" and "Kon-Tiki".
"A Royal Affair", which is also Denmark's contender for the Foreign Language Oscar, features Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in a historical drama of passion and politics from the Age of Enlightenment. The film took home two Silver Bears from the Berlinale in February and won an Audience Award at the AFI Fest in November, and it has also received a series of nominations – in addition to a Golden Globe, for a Critics' Choice Movie Award and three Satellite Awards.
"A Royal Affair" is produced by Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, and Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa. Executive producers are Lars von Trier, Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde, and the screenplay is by Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel.
"A Royal Affair" opened in the US, France and Spain in November, and in the UK in June. The film has received funding support by The Danish Film Institute, and TrustNordisk handles international sales.
In 2011 Danish director Susanne Bier won a Golden Globe – and a month later an Oscar – in the Best Foreign Language category.
The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and will take place on Sunday, 13 January. Academy Award nominations are set for 10 January.