TrustNordisk is proud to announce that award-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated festival and audience darling ANOTHER ROUND, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and produced by Zentropa, has been nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards® within the 'Best International Feature Film' and 'Best Director' category.
The exciting journey of our Golden Globe®-nominated Danish drama, ANOTHER ROUND, continues. It has just been announced that the feature is nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards® within the ‘Best International Feature Film’ and 'Best Director', thus in the official race for the prestigious Oscar awards category. The winners will be presented on Sunday, 25 April 2021 at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood.
The Danish Oscar entry has been on an amazing journey already and is highly praised among the global audience, critics and festivals. Having sold no less than 800,000 admissions locally in the time of a pandemic as well as close to 70,000 digital copies upon the feature's digital release, ANOTHER ROUND has become Vinterberg's greatest cinema success to date and the best selling film digitally in Denmark.
Director Thomas Vinterberg comments on the nomination:
“This is wonderful news. Thank you very much to the Academy, and congratulations to my fellow nominees. I’m honored to be in your company. I’ve made some films over the years, but none of them have meant so much to me as this one. During a long journey like this, it matters most to be surrounded by great collaborators who are also great friends. My actors, Mads, my co-writer Tobias, Sturla my DOP, my producers from Zentropa and the amazing behind the scenes talent were all on this journey with me and gave all they had.Thank you from Denmark."
The film has not only won the hearts of the audience, it has also been sold to most territories world-wide as well as received high appraisals and awards from the international critics and festivals. In the US, the film is released by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
An amazing festival run and awards season
The film was honoured with the official selection label at Cannes Film Festival 2020 as well as Toronto International Film Festival 2020, where it had its international premiere. In addition, the drama won the award 'Prix des Cinémas Art et Essai in France', the LFF Virtual Audience Award for 'Best Film' at the BFI London Film Festival 2020, the Silver Shell for 'Best Actor' at the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, and no less than four awards at the 33rd European Film Awards 2020 ('Best European Film', 'Best European Director', 'Best European Actor', 'Best European Screenwriter' plus a nomination for the new Lux European Audience Award). Further, the film was nominated for the 25th annual Satellite Awards within the category 'Motion Picture, International' and BAFTA-nominated within no less than four categories: 'Best Film not in the English Language', 'Best Director', 'Best Original Screenplay' (Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg) and 'Best Leading Actor' (Mads Mikkelsen) last Tuesday. Only last week, the film was celebrated in France where it was selected the winner for ‘Best Foreign Film 2020’ (‘Prix de la critique 2020 – Meilleur Film Étranger’) by the French film critics as well as received the prestigious César Award at the 46th César Awards.
The film has been celebrated immensely in Scandinavia receiving 'The Audience Dragon Award Best Nordic Film' at Göteborg Film Festival 2021 and no less than five Robert statuettes at the Danish Film Awards 2021 for 'Best Feature of the Year 2021', 'Best Original Screenplay of the Year' (Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm), 'Best Director of the Year', 'Best Male Lead of the Year' (Mads Mikkelsen) and 'Best Editor of the Year' (Janus Billeskov Jansen and Anne Østerud). The Robert awards are presented by the Danish Film Academy and resemble fellow film academies like the American Oscar, the British BAFTA and the French César. The film is also nominated for five Bodil prizes, which are awarded by the Danish Film Critics' Association.
Furthermore, a large number of international critics groups have individually selected ANOTHER ROUND as the winner of the category ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, including Chicago Film Critics Association and London Film Critics Circle, to name a few.
Besides its nomination for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards and now nomination for the 93rd Academy Awards, this truly underlines the strong global affection for the film. This is also the second feature by Thomas Vinterberg to enter the Oscar race, with THE HUNT (2012) being his first nomination within the category 'Best International Feature Film'.
This is also the fifth time that a Zentropa-produced film receives an Oscar nomination.
ANOTHER ROUND is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing for Zentropa Entertainments3 in co-production with Film i Väst, Zentropa Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa Netherlands with support from Danish Film Institute, TV 2 DENMARK, Eurimages, Netherlands Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
The film had its local release on 24 September 2020 in Denmark. International sales handled by TrustNordisk. Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film.
The film was released in the US on 4 December 2020 (theatrical) and 18 December 2020 (VOD) through US distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films.
For a detailed overview, please visit AMPAS' website, where you will also find their press release.