7th Bodil Awards

7th Bodil Awards
Date 27 April 1954 (1954-04-27)
Site World Cinema, Copenhagen
Hosted by Kaj Berg Madsen
Best Film Farlig Ungdom
Best Actor Angelo Bruun
Hendes store aften
Best Actress Tove Maës
Himlen er blaa

The 7th Bodil Awards was held on 27 April 1954 at the World Cinema in Copenhagen, Denmark, honering the best in Danish and foreign film of 1953.[1]

The evening started with a preview screening of James Stewart and June Allyson starring in Anthony Mann's The Glenn Miller Story.

The award ceremony was a triumph for director Lau Lauritzen, Jr., who had previously, albeit shared with Bodil Ipsen, received the Bodil for Best Danish Film three times: In 1949, for The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman, in 1951, for Café Paradis (Paradise Cafe), and in 1952, for Det Sande Ansigt (The True Face). For his direction of Farlig Ungdom he took home the award for Best Danish Film for a fourth time, a record that would stand more than forty years until Lars von Trier in 1997 received his fourth Best Danish Film Bodil for Breaking the Waves.[2]

Foreign films were well represented with Rene Clement's Forbidden Games winning the Bodil Award for Best European Film, and Julius Caesar directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz winning the award for Best American Film.


Poster by Aage Lundvald for the Best Danish Film Award winner, Farlig Ungdom

Best Danish Film

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best European Film

Best American Film


  1. Paw Pedersen (May 2012). Direktor Lau Lauritzen (in Danish). BoD – Books on Demand. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-87-7114-705-6.
  2. Grethe Jensen; Benito Scocozza (1996). Politikens bog om danskerne og verden: hvem, hvad, hvornår i 50 år. Politikens forlag. ISBN 978-87-567-5697-6.

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