C21Drama Awards reveal Nordic Noir nominees


Which series will take home the prize for top Nordic Noir drama?

Two of the year’s popular Nordic Noir & Beyond series, Trapped and Follow the Money, compete in the 2016 C21Drama Awards! Both newcomers to the genre, Trapped  has rapidly become Iceland’s greatest export and Follow the Money upholds DR’s quality remit. After two successful first seasons, these Nordic triumphs have been announced as nominees for the Best Non-English Language Drama Series.

As well as financial thrills of Denmark’s Follow the Money, Trapped goes up against fellow Icelandic crime drama Case, plus Finland’s entry, Black Widows. Other categories with Nordic nominations include the following:

Best Returning Drama – Representing Norway is the conspiracy crime show Mammon.

Best New Comedy Drama – Denmark’s Splitting up Together and Swedish Dicks.

Best Digital Original – Swedish web series Hashtag and Norway’s Shame.

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Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier could be adding to her Emmy award-winning fame with the miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager which has been nominated for Best English-Language Drama series, as well as Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Actor for Hugh Laurie, and Best Casting of a Drama series. The Bridge creator Hans Rosenfeldt joins the bidding with his British heroine Marcella, entered into the same coveted category.

Last year at the C21Drama Awards in London, a host of Euro Noir shows celebrated with big wins. Colombian crime drama Narcos, depicting Pablo Escobar’s rise to nefarious power in the first season, won the Editor’s Choice Award, as well as actor Wagner Moura for Best Male Performance. German Cold War espionage thriller Deutschland 83 boosted its international appeal with the award for Best Non-English-Language Drama and Best Casting. The Bridge was not only recognised as the Best Returning Drama Series, but also for Sofia Helin and her honoured reprisal of favourite Scandi crime detective Saga Norén, with Best Female Performance.

C21Media is an international publishing business across the digital channel spectrum, bringing together the ‘International Entertainment Community’. With its understanding of the contemporary marketplace of entertainment, the C21Drama Awards identifies the critically acclaimed TV series with the accolades they deserve.

The C21Drama Awards take place on 30th November during this year’s Content London event at Picturehouse Central London, running from 29th November to 1st December 2016