Two years after grabbing a BAFTA for Best International TV series, DR’s political drama Borgen has a chance to win a second award on May 18, during the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ ceremony in London.

The Danish series is facing tough competition from US shows Breaking Bad and House of Cards, and French supernatural hit The Returned.

On May 19, the day after the BAFTA celebration in London, the red carpet will be rolled out in New York for Borgen’s production and creative team that will pick up a prestigious US Peabody Award recognising the best works from the worlds of television, radio and the internet. Borgen was credited for being a ‘realistic, richly nuanced dramatic series, peerless in its depiction of how the machinery works. It’s also rumination on power, ambition, integrity, love and deal-making, with one of the most intriguing female protagonists in all the TV world”.