Love Me Wins Best Drama At Kristallen 2020

Love Me (Älska mig) was declared Best Drama at the Kristallen TV Awards on Thursday during a ceremony hosted by Petra Mede at the Vasateatern in Stockholm.

Written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch, Love Me follows successful doctor Clara who meets a guy through internet dating and, as the second season opens next month, they are trying to get pregnant while Clara’s father has found love after the death of his wife.

Josephine Bornebusch shed a tear upon receipt of the award and explained: “This is a series I have worked on for about ten years on and off. It could have been a real setback for me if it hadn’t been well received.”

Meanwhile, Caliphate (Kalifat) scooped both acting awards with Best Actor for Amed Bozan and Best Actress for Gizem Erdogan in a story of five young women whose fate is intertwined and through them we discover how religious fundamentalism can seduce individuals and destroy lives.

While twenty-one statues were presented at Kristallen 2020, just three were drama specific. Here were the contenders…

Älska mig (Love Me)
Kalifat (Caliphate)
Fartblinda (Blinded)

Johan Ulveson for Älska mig
Johan Rheborg for Solsidan
Matias Varela for Fartblinda
Amed Bozan for Kalifat
Joakim Sällquist for Box 21

Gizem Erdogan for Kalifat
Julia Ragnarsson for Fartblinda
Josephine Bornebusch for Älska mig
Aliette Opheim for Kalifat
Ilinca Neacsu for Box 21