Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round' continues its international success with four nominations at the BAFTAs. The film is set to compete in the categories best film not in the English language, director (Thomas Vinterberg), actor (Mads Mikkelsen), screenplay (Tobias Lindholm and Vinterberg).
Also among the nominees is the Danish editor Mikel E.G. Nielsen for his work on 'Sound of Metal'. The Danish game 'Deep Rock Galactic' is nominated in the multiplayer category at the BAFTA Games Award, celebrated at its own award show 25 March.
Vinterberg has previously been nominated at the BAFTA for 'The Hunt' and 'The Celebration', both competing in the best film not in the English language category.
Carrying the Cannes Festival's prominent Official Selection stamp, ‘Another Round’ has enjoyed great recognition both at home and internationally.
The film made its on-site world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, won three awards in San Sebastián including Best Actor and took home the main prize at the London Film Festival, before sweeping the board at the European Film Awards with wins in the director, actor and screenplay categories as well as grabbing the main prize of European Film. The film received a nomination at the Golden Globes and is on the Oscar shortlist for best foreign language film. The final nominations are announced next week.
Domestically, Vinterberg's drama about four weary high school teachers experimenting with the liberating effects of alcohol received excellent reviews at its September release and managed to sell a stunning 802,000 cinema tickets before the country's second corona shutdown.
Other previous Danish films nominated at the BAFTAs include 'The Act of Killing', 'The Hunt', The Celebration' and 'Pelle the Conqueror'. 'Babette's Feast won the prize for best film not in the English language in 1988. 'The Act of Killing' won the best documentary prize in 2014.
This year's BAFTA ceremony is celebrated 11 April.