The nominees for this year’s Robert Prisen Awards have been released…
The Robert Prisen Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the Danish award season calendar. Starting the New Year with a celebration of 2016’s crowning achievements in the arts, we are happy to announce that the premiere season of Follow the Money has garnered six nominations in the top-ranking categories. The nominations include: Best TV Series, Best Actress for Natalie Madueño, Best Supporting Actress for Line Kruse, Best Actor for Thomas Bo Larsen, and both Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Esben Smed are in the running for Best Supporting Actor.
Following its first season, which aired on BBC Four in March 2016, Follow the Money won Best Non-English Language Drama at the C21 Drama Awards, hosted in London during November last year. DR’s financial crime thriller beat Iceland’s Trapped for the coveted prize. Now, at the 2017 Robert Prisen Awards, Follow the Money will be competing against established Danish dramas Dicte and Badehotellet, already in their third seasons. Follow the Money is due to return in the Spring with a second season.
Below is the complete list of Robert Prisen nominees for television:
Best TV series
Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Badehotellet season three
Best Actor in a TV series:
Thomas Bo Larsen for Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Dar Salim for Dicte III
Martin Buch for Rytteriet III
Peter Plaugborg for Splitting Up Together
Rasmus Botoft for Rytteriet III
Best Actress in a TV series:
Natalie Madueño for Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Ditte Hansen for Ditte & Louise II
Iben Hjejle for Dicte III
Louise Mieritz for Ditte & Louise II
Maria Rossing for Splitting Up Together
Best Supporting Actor in a TV series:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas for Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Esben Smed for Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Esben Dalgaard for Splitting Up Together
Henrik Noel Olesen for Ditte & Louise II
Lars Brygmann for The Other World
Best Supporting Actress in a TV series:
Line Kruse for Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’)
Sofie Gråbøl for The Other World
Bodil Jørgensen for Rytteriet III
Christine Albeck Børge for The Other World
Solbjørg Højfeldt for Ditte & Louise II
From television to film, Follow the Money‘s Nikolaj Lie Kaas is in contention for Best Actor, reprising his role as detective Carl Mørck in the third adaptation of the Department Q novels, A Conspiracy of Faith. The film is also up for Best Supporting Actor (Fares Fares), Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Collin) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Nikolaj Arcel). Joining Lie Kaas for the Best Actor title are a few recognisable faces: David Dencik, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Søren Malling, and Ulrich Thomsen.
Two of our favourite television heroines from Scandi crime and drama are also nominated for Best Actress in film. Sofie Gråbøl has been lauded for her role as Lilian in Jesper W. Nielsen’s The Day Will Come, and Trine Dyrholm continues her matriarchal reign in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune. Both The Day Will Come and The Commune will go head-to-head to claim the trophies for Best Danish Film and Best Director, alongside Nicolas Winding Refn’s English-language thriller The Neon Demon.
The Robert Prisen Awards 2017 will be held on Sunday 5th February at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen.