The award goes to screenwriters: Mette. M. Bølstad and Stephen Uhlander

In Nobel, two stories carefully intertwine as a returning soldier and family man (Aksel Hennie) becomes a pawn in a political international game. As the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far one should go in the name of peace.

Original broadcaster: NRK
Swedish broadcaster: SVT
8 x 45 minutes

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The jury’s motivation:

The script was precise, well structured and solid, and made us addicted.
This is a strong, unpredictable drama with a sense of fresh realism.
The story was thrilling and worked well also as a metaphor of the global instability between war and peace. We really wanted to dig more into it... and keep watching.
This TV series has an impressive complexity in the scriptwriting, no loose ends and no inconsistency.
There is no filter to the truth. It is so transparent, but still intriguing.
Raw and honest.
We felt that there was also a good balance between war situations and personal life to attract both female and male audiences. This is finally a story of parenthood, of manhood.
Bringing the family to the story makes it relevant for global and diverse audiences.
The characters are also appealing and complex. They are strong and multilayered characters that you as an audience attach to and want to keep following.
We have a hero here but the characters around him do not only support him but also reveal themselves as important as him.