Nordic television series win big at the Top Prix Europa

The Prix Europa Media Awards were held over the weekend, and as always (or so we’ve come to expect!), some Nordic series and documentaries have picked up awards.

The Icelandic crime series Trapped picked up the award for Best European TV Series, with the jury saying “This outstanding series is based on an exceptional male character, supported by a fantastic cast, set in a stunning landscape, also fighting the forces of nature.”

'Exceptional male character'
‘Exceptional male character’

Meanwhile, the Norwegian series Nobel (which we interviewed Aksel Hennie about right here) won Best European TV movie/mini-series, with the jury saying it’s a “a precisely crafted original script, perfectly executed and directed, that takes the viewer on a journey into a world of lies, betrayal, mistrust and political games.”

Two Nordic documentaries received a ‘Special Commendation’ Prize: The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes for Best European TV Documentary and Blood Sisters for Best European TV Programme about Cultural Diversity.


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.