‘The Legacy’ Receives Top TV Robert Awards

Even greater than the Grønnegaard estate, DR1’s gripping family drama The Legacy takes home the five leading television accolades of the night.

This year’s Robert Awards held its ceremony over the weekend celebrating Denmark’s achievement in television and film. The awards, named after the designer of the statuette Robert Jacobsen, sees its members honour the country’s outstanding performances over the year.

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Last night at the Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen, the Robert Awards honoured the 2014 series The Legacy.  Created by Maya Ilsøe, the show has generated critical acclaim with its first season and 1st January 2014 on Danish national television. The series has recently returned with a second season to continue the story of the dysfunctional heirs.

The Legacy revelled in overwhelming recognition for the programme’s cast performances in each of the top award categories. The actors that play the three main siblings – Gro, Frederik and Emil Grønnegaard – celebrated their phenomenal triumph of the evening: Trine Dyrholm won Best Actress in a TV Series, Carsten Bjørnlund won for Best Actor and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard was garnered for Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

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Lene Maria Christensen, who plays Frederik’s wife Solveig, joined in with the show’s abundance of success by receiving the Best Supporting Actress prize. The prosperity did not stop there as The Legacy went on to claim the esteemed award of Best TV Series as its crowning glory of the night.

In film news, the awards ceremony also complimented Nymphomaniac: The Director’s Cut with six prizes, including Best Danish Film, as well as Best Director going to Lars von Trier. Fares Fares took home Best Supporting Actor for his role as Assad in Fasandræberne, the follow-up case to The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), adapted from Jussi Adler-Olsen’s ‘Department Q’ crime novels. The film also received the Robert Audience Award.