Grotesco Wins Best Comedy At Rose D’Or Awards

Grotesco was named Best Comedy at the 57th Rose d’Or Awards in Berlin on Thursday for its episode from season three, Refugee Crisis: A Musical.

The very same episode of the SVT comedy earned the troupe Best Comedy, and Henrik Dorsin won Best Actor at Kristallen last month, with its musical satire about the 2015 refugee crisis and how it changed Sweden’s socio-political landscape.

SVT Programme Director, Lena Glaser, said: “We are so happy and proud that Grotesco has won such a prestigious international award. The Grotesco gang has a unique ability to joke about the topical and the serious as well as everyday absurdities. We are incredibly pleased to work with them.”

The Rose d’Or Awards, which celebrate and honour the best in entertainment programming, are presented by the European Broadcasting Union, who first acquired the event in 1961 when it was created by Swiss Television in Montreux.

EBU Media Director, Jean Philip De Tender, said: “Nearly 500 programmes from around 300 broadcasters and production companies were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards. Our winners, and indeed all the nominees, truly represent the gold standard of entertainment.”