Aksel Hennie wins the Golden Nymph in Monte-Carlo

Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie has won the Golden Nymph for Best Male Actor at the 57th Monte-Carlo TV Festival.

He was up against Gustav Hammarsten for the Swedish/French thriller Midnight Sun, Jude Law for The Young Pope (Italy/France/Spain/US) and Rufus Sewel for Victoria (UK).

Hennie won for his role in Nobel, which is a drama series where two stories carefully intertwine as a returning soldier and family man becomes a pawn in a political international game. The series was also in the running for best TV Drama Series and Best Actress (Tuva Novotny), but lost in both categories to the period drama Victoria.

Norway picked up a second award in Monte-Carlo for Best Documentary with the documentary Dugma: The Button, which is about suicide bombers in Syria.

Read our interview with Aksel Hennie about Nobel here. 

Source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.