Written by Luciana | Posted on 6 February 2012| 0

COLOGNE, Germany – Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world melodrama Melancholia continues to rack up the honors, sweeping last night’s Danish Film Academy honors, the Robert awards, winning 10 trophies including best film, best director and acting prizes for stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Dunst picked up the best actress honor for her starring turn in Melancholia as a depressed bride confronting the end of days. Gainsbourg, as her more practical sister, took the best supporting actress honor. Dunst won the best acting prize in Cannes for her role.

Melancholia won best film at the European Film Awards and the National Society of Film Critics honored it with both its best film and best actress gongs. The Oscars snubbed Melancholia, though, due, perhaps, to von Trier’s controversial comments about Hitler at a press conference for the film in Cannes last year.