Lars von Trier's poetic Melancholia was named Best Danish Film. This is von Trier's second win in a row after having won last year for Antichrist. Melancholia had led the field with six nominations. It didn't pick up any of its five acting nominations. However, its cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro was named the year's best.
Dirch (A Funny Man) by Martin P. Zandvliet ended up with the most awards. It won Best Actor (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Supporting Actor (Lars Ranthe), as well as two newly introduced awards, the Henning Bahs Prize for Art Direction (Charlotte Bay Garnov and Peter Grant) and the Blockbuster Audience Award.
The Best Actress prize went to Lena Maria Christensen for En familie (A Family). Paprika Steen claimed the Supporting Actress honours for SuperClásico.
The winner for Best American film was Debra Granik's Winter's Bone. She has been up against local favourite Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. The winner for Non-American Film was Oscar-winner Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi.
Christian Sønderby's Testamentet (The Will) was crowned Best Documentary.
A Special Bodil was presented to distributor Jes Graversen at Miracle Films. The Honourary Bodil for lifetime achievement went to actress Ghita Nørby who has over 110 film credits.
Nominees for the 65th Bodil-prisen
Complete list of winners for the 65th Bodil-prisen
Melancholia, Lars von Trier
Winter's Bone, Debra Granik
Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation), Asghar Farhadi
Testamentet (The Will), Christian Sønderby
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Dirch (A Funny Man)
Lena Maria Christensen, En familie (A Family)
Lars Ranthe, Dirch (A Funny Man)
Paprika Steen, SuperClásico
Manuel Alberto Claro, Melancholia
Henning Bahs Prize for Art Direction
Charlotte Bay Garnov and Peter Grant, Dirch (A Funny Man)
Blockbuster Audience Award
Dirch (A Funny Man)