Midnight Sun and Nobel have been nominated in the category of Best Drama for the Nymphe d’Or at the 57th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo (16-20 June 2017). They face compeition from Billions (USA), La Trêve (Belgium), The Young Pope, and Victoria (UK).
Midnight Sun centres on a French police officer who travels to a small mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the brutal murder of a French citizen. She joins forces with a half-Sami, half-Swedish DA and together they are faced with more killings by a ruthless serial killer, who is always one step ahead, and has a macabre plan.
Nobel follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser 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 grow higher he is forced to discover just how far he will go in the name of peace.
The nominees for Best Actor are Aksel Hennie (Nobel), Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun), Jude Law (The Young Pope), and Rufus Sewell (Victoria), whilst Best Actress nominees are Tuva Novotny (Nobel), Leïla Bekhti (Midnight Sun), Diane Keaton (the Young Pope) and Jenna Coleman (Victoria).
Meanwhile, Norwegian documentary Dugma – The Button is nominated for Best Documentary against Brave New World (USA), Saudi Arabia Uncovered (UK), The German Diagnosis (Denmark) and The Great Amazon (Japan).
The Nymphe d’Or (Golden Nymph) is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the world for international television production. The statue itself is a copy of the Nymphe de Salmacis created by Monaco sculptor François Joseph Bosio, who was sculptor for King Louis XVIII, and the original is kept at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The Nymphe d’Or awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 20th June 2017.