Aksel Hennie Awarded Nymphe d’Or For Best Actor

On Tuesday, the 57th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo awarded the Nymphe d’Or for Best Actor to Aksel Hennie for his role in Nobel, against stiff competition from Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun), Jude Law (The Young Pope), and Rufus Sewell (Victoria). Nobel follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser (Aksel Hennie) from the Armed Forces Special Commando Unit who heads home to Norway after a long tour in Afghanistan. He soon becomes a pawn in an international game of politics, and as the stakes

The King’s Choice Nominations Breaks Amanda Record

On Wednesday, the nominees were revealed for the 2017 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The winners will be announced during the 45th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday 19th August in a ceremony hosted by Pia Tjelta. Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice received the highest number of nominations, with a record-breaking 12 nominations in 11 categories. The previous record holder was another World War II drama, Max Manus, which was nominated in 10 categories in 2009. Meanwhile,

Egil Håskjold Larsen Takes Best Documentary At Grimstad

Director Egil Håskjold Larsen has been awarded the Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad (June 14-18) for 69 Minutes Of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in

Ruben Östlund Makes History With Palme d’Or At Cannes

Ruben Östlund has become the first Swedish director in 66 years to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with The Square, starring Claes Bang (The Bridge), Dominic West (The Wire) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). In The Square, Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of a prestigious exhibition he is mugged, so embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that make him question

The Winners Are Revealed For 2017 Gullruten Awards

On Friday the winners of the 2017 Gullruten Awards, which pays tribute to the Norwegian television industry, were announced in a ceremony hosted by Sigrid Bonde Tusvik at Grieghallen in Bergen. Valkyrien, which is heading to Walter Presents in The UK and USA, won Best Drama against worthy competition from Netflix sensation Nobel and Scandinavian favourite Skam. The series also claimed Best Actor for Pål Sverre Hagen, who plays doomsday fanatic Leif. Ellen Dorrit Petersen, who won Best Actress for her role