54th Bodil Awards

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54th Bodil Awards
Date 4 March 2001
Site Imperial Cinema, Copenhagen
Hosted by Peter Mygind and Birgitte Raaberg
Best Film The Bench
Best Actor Jesper Christensen
The Bench
Best Actress Björk
Dancer in the Dark
Most awards The Bench (3)
Most nominations Italian For Beginners (5)

The 54th Bodil Awards were held on 4 March 2001 in the Imperial Cinema in Copenhagen, Denmark, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2000. Peter Mygind and Birgitte Raaberg hosted the event which was broadcast live on DR2.[1]

The Bench won both the awards for Best Film and Best Actor in a leading and supporting role (Jesper Christensen and Nikolaj Kopernikus). The award for Best Actress in a Leading Role went to Björk (Dancer in the Dark) while the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award went to Lene Tiemroth for her performance in Italian For Beginners, the film which had come to the ceremony with most nominations. The only Danish award which did not go to a Zentropa production was the award for Best Cinematographer which went to Eric Kress for his work both on A Place Nearby, Flickering Lights and Miracle.[1]

American Beauty earned the award for Best American Film while the award for Best Non-American Film went to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Producers Ib Tardini and Vibeke Windeløv together with managing director Peter Aalbæk Jensen received a Bodil Honorary Award for their work in Zentropa.[1]

Winners and nominees

Best Danish Film

The BenchPer Fly

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Jesper ChristensenThe Bench

Best Actress in a Leading Role

BjörkDancer In The Dark

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nicolaj KopernikusThe Bench

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lene TiemrothItalian For Beginners

Johan Ankerstjerne Cinematographer Award

Eric KressA Place Nearby, Flickering Lights and Miracle

Best American Film

American Beauty

Best Non-American Film

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Bodil Honorary Awards


  1. ^ a b c "Bodil, Bænken og Zentropa 2001" (in Danish). cinemazone.dk. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
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