Season two of Norwegian thriller Mammon has been nominated for Best Drama at the 45th International Emmy Awards. It will compete against Justiça from Brazil, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit from Japan, and Wanted from Australia.
In Mammon, a well-known and controversial journalist is killed. Norway is in shock. Freedom of expression is under attack and the country fears that terror will strike again. As the story unfolds, the journalist’s wife (Laura Christensen) and Peter Vera (Jon Øigarden) try to unravel what and why this happened.
Head of Drama for NRK, Ivar Køhn, said: “This shows that NRK is producing world-class drama. Being one of four nominees means that Mammon is the one series chosen from Europe and, knowing what was produced in Europe last year, we are very proud to be nominated.”
Whilst this is the first Norwegian drama to be nominated for an Emmy, Anneke von der Lippe won Best Actress at the International Emmys in 2015 for her role as Helen Sikkeland in Eyewitness (Øyevitne).
Winners of the 45th International Emmy Awards will be revealed during a gala at the Hilton New York on November 20th.