8th Bodil Awards

8th Bodil Awards
Date 1955
Site Copenhagen
Best Film Ordet
Der kom en dag
Best Actor Emil Hass Christensen
Best Actress Birgitte Federspiel
Most awards Ordet (3)

The 8th Bodil Awards was held 1955 in Copenhagen, Denmark, honouring the best in Danish and foreign film of 1954.

Prime Minister H. C. Hansen, who had been given the first Bodil Honorary Award in 1951, was guest of honour at a quite untraditional Bodil event. For the first and only time in the Bodil Award's history two film were awarded Best Danish Film: Carl Theodor Dreyer's Ordet and Sven Methling's Der kom en dag.

Emil Hass Christensen and Birgitte Federspiel each received an award for their performances in Ordet, Umberto D. directed by Vittorio De Sica won the Bodil Award for Best European Film, and On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan won the award for Best American Film.


Poster for Ordet
Poster for Der kom en dag

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


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