Bodil Awards

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The Bodil Award
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
Country Kingdom of Denmark
Presented by Danish Film Critics Association
First awarded1948;74 years ago (1948)
Website www.bodilprisen.dk

The Bodil Awards are the major Danish film awards given by the Danish Film Critics Association. The awards are presented annually at a ceremony in Copenhagen. Established in 1948, it is one of the oldest film awards in Europe. [1] The awards are given without regard to commercial interests or box-office sales, but rather to highlight the films or actors that the critics regard as most worthy.

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The name of the award honours two of the most important actresses in Danish cinema, Bodil Kjer and Bodil Ipsen. The statuette is made of porcelain, and was designed by Danish artist Ebbe Sadolin  [ sv ] and sculpted by Svend Jespersen of Bing & Grøndahl.

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Awards are presented for the following categories:

Merit awards

Special awards

External awards

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