Skam Earns Place In Norway Cultural Archive

Kulturnytt reports that NRK youth drama Skam (Shame), which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, will have two of its scripts archived in the Norwegian National Library in recognition of their cultural impact. The 2016 Gullruten winner has attracted a loyal global following since its premiere in 2015, and picked up a number of awards including the Peer Gynt Prize for showing Norway in a positive light abroad, and the LGBT Denmark Salmon Award

12th Man Producer Calls Out Amanda Snub

When Joachim Trier’s critically acclaimed supernatural thriller Thelma received twelve nominations for this year's Amanda Awards, some eyebrows were raised as the year's most commercially successful domestic film, Harald Zwart’s The 12th Man, received just three production based nominations. ARTICLE CONTINUES ON PATREON...

Nicolai Cleve Broch To Lead HBO Beforeigners

HBO Nordic has announced that Nicolai Cleve Broch (Acquitted) and Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049) will star in its first Norwegian original, eight-part science fiction comedy drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne), written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin. The series follows a new phenomenon as powerful flashes of light occur in the oceans around the world and people from the the Stone Age, Viking era and late 19th Century mysteriously begin to appear. Nicknamed 'beforeigners', these strangers have no idea what happened

Ruben Östlund & Joachim Trier To Join Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises the Oscars, has invited a record 928 new members to join the organisation as it continues to address the historical dominance of ageing white men. People of colour (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are an important part of this year's invitation list, but increased representation of international talent from both in front of and behind the camera also play a role in the Academy's drive towards diversity. Invited from Norway are