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Lauritzen Award 2017

Lauritzen Award 2017

This year the Lauritzen Award took place  at Folketeatret in Copenhagen sunday September 10.

The award show was hosted by former Believe in You-award recipient Sicilia Gadborg Høegh and she was joined on stage by  Lauritzen Fondens chairman Jens Ditlev Lauritzen and Michael Carøe. This year marked the 25 anniversary for handing out The Lauritzen Award thus a new award was introduced: The Children and Youth Award. In addition the main recipients were given the opportunity to hand out 50.000 DKK to a social and humanitarian organization of their choice.

We thank everybody for a festive day at Folketeatret and wish all the award recipients congratulations!

Lauritzen Award: Ole Thestrup and Danica Curcic
The Lauritzen Award has been handed out every year since 1993 - and prior to this as The Henkel Prize for female actors since 1965. Until 2010, the tax free prize was DKK 50,000 and later increased to DKK.100,000 for each actor. But now the amount is raised to DKK 250,000 for each actor. This marks the award itself as one of the biggest awards for actors in Denmark.

The Vision Award: Bodil Alling
The award is for 100,000 DKK and is given to a person, an organization or a group that has had the courage to go where no one else has gone before and has done it with a strong, creative vision. The prize can go to both projects within theatre but also film and TV.

Children and youth Award: Theatre Hils din Mor
This award of 50,000 DKK is given to a person, organization or a group that focuses on children and youth and has worked intensively with a relevant issue at eye level with their target group. The award goes to productions/projects within theatre, movies, radio and TV - or something that crosses platforms and has the courage to pass the bounds.

The Backstage Award: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
An award of 50,000 DKK is given to a person that normally stands in the shadow of the actors in a production, whether it’s film, TV or theatre. Through his or her work the actors stands out in their performances. The award can go to a playwright, scriptwriter, a technician, a photographer, a set designer or a costume designer etc. I short, a person that contribute extraordinarily to what’s going on behind the scenes.

The Wauw Award: Joen Bille
The award of 30,000 DKK is given to an established actor/ actress performing an untraditional and surprising role.

The Believe in You Award: Fanny Bernth and Patrick Baurichter 
Two prizes of 20,000 DKK are awarded in this category that aims at rewarding young talents that have been noticed throughout the year or have shown remarkable acting skills and great potential

Social projects in the spotlight 
Every year Lauritzen Fonden focus on three projects we're particularly proud of supporting. In 2017 the projects were Fulton, Mødrehjælpen and FødevareBanken. 

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