The Finnish crime drama Bordertown (Sorjonen)  has been nominated for Best Finnish Drama series at the national Golden Venla TV Awards 2017 (Finland’s version of the Emmy’s).

Ville Virtanen, who plays Chief investigator Kari Sorjonen, is competing for Best Actor and Anu Sinisalo for Best Actress. Bordertown was produced by Fisher King Production for YLE, in co-production with Federation Entertainment that handles world sales.  The 11-part show had 1,316,000 consolidated viewers on YLE for its opening episode. You can read our interview with Juuso Syrjä, one of the three directors on the show. 

The other Finnish series with nominations are Roba, a crime show produced by Yellow Film & TV, Kimmo, also produced by Yellow Film & TV, as well as YLE2’s hospital hit Nurses season three.

The Golden Venla awards, organised by the Finnish Television Academy, will be held on January 13, 2017 at Helsinki’s National Opera. The event will be transmitted live by YLE.