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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1997

Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Emily Watson

Golden Globes, USA 1997

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Emily Watson

BAFTA Awards 1997

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Emily Watson

Amanda Awards, Norway 1996

Won
Amanda
Best Nordic Feature Film (Nordisk Amanda)
Lars von Trier

Art Film Festival 1999

Won
IGRIC Award
Foreign Film

Australian Film Institute 1997

Nominated
Best Foreign Film Award
Vibeke Windeløv
Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Awards Circuit Community Awards 1996

Nominated
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Emily Watson
Nominated
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Lars von Trier

Bodil Awards 1997

Won
Bodil
Best Film (Bedste danske film)
Lars von Trier (director)
Best Actress (Bedste kvindelige hovedrolle)
Emily Watson
Best Supporting Actress (Bedste kvindelige birolle)
Katrin Cartlidge

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1996

2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actress
Emily Watson
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Cinematography
Robby Müller

Camerimage 1996

Nominated
Golden Frog
Robby Müller

Cannes Film Festival 1996

Won
Grand Prize of the Jury
Lars von Trier
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Lars von Trier

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1997

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Actress
Emily Watson
Most Promising Actress
Emily Watson

Chlotrudis Awards 1997

Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
Emily Watson

Czech Lions 1998

Won
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Lars von Trier

César Awards, France 1997

Won
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Lars von Trier

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 1997

Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture

European Film Awards 1996

Won
European Film Award
European Film of the Year
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Vibeke Windeløv
European Actress of the Year
Emily Watson
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Lars von Trier

Evening Standard British Film Awards 1997

Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Most Promising Newcomer
Emily Watson

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 1997

2nd place
FFCC Award
Best Film

Fotogramas de Plata 1997

Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Lars von Trier
Tied with Secrets & Lies (1996).

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 1996

Won
President Award
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Actress
Emily Watson

Goya Awards 1997

Nominated
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
Lars von Trier
Denmark/Sweden/France/Netherlands/Norway.

Guldbagge Awards 1997

Won
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)

Independent Spirit Awards 1997

Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Lars von Trier
Denmark.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1997

Nominated
European Silver Ribbon
Lars von Trier

London Critics Circle Film Awards 1997

Won
ALFS Award
British Newcomer of the Year
Emily Watson
Nominated
ALFS Award
British Actress of the Year
Emily Watson

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1996

Won
New Generation Award
Emily Watson

Lübeck Nordic Film Days 1996

Won
Baltic Film Prize for a Nordic Feature Film
Lars von Trier
Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Lars von Trier

National Board of Review, USA 1996

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1997

Won
NSFC Award
Best Film
Best Actress
Emily Watson
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Cinematography
Robby Müller
For Dead Man

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1996

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Actress
Emily Watson
Best Cinematographer
Robby Müller
For Dead Man
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film

Robert Festival 1997

Won
Robert
Best Film (Årets danske spillefilm)
Lars von Trier (director)
Best Actress (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle)
Emily Watson
Best Supporting Actress (Årets kvindelige birolle)
Katrin Cartlidge
Best Editing (Årets klipning)
Anders Refn
Best Make-Up (Årets make-up)
Jennifer Jorfaid
Sanne Gravfort
Best Cinematography (Årets fotografering)
Robby Müller
Best Production Design (Årets filmdekoration)
Karl Júlíusson
Best Screenplay (Årets manuskript)
Lars von Trier
Best Sound (Årets lyd)
Per Streit

Satellite Awards 1997

Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Lars von Trier
Denmark
Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Emily Watson
Best Director
Lars von Trier
Best Cinematography
Robby Müller

SESC Film Festival, Brazil 1998

Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Lars von Trier

Stockholm Film Festival 1996

Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Northern Lights Section
Lars von Trier

Uruguay International Film Festival 1997

Won
Best Film
Lars von Trier

Vancouver International Film Festival 1996

Won
Most Popular Film
Lars von Trier

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