Kenneth Karlstad’s raw and authentic youth series won Best TV drama and Best Supporting Actor for Jakob Oftebro’s performance, while Pia Tjelta scooped Best Lead Role for Viaplay’s Made in Oslo.
Kids in Crime had already impressed the jury of the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize earlier this year that gave its creator/director/co-writer Kenneth Karlstad the top award for Best Screenplay of a Nordic drama series.
The coming-of-age youth drama produced by Einar Film also bagged two awards during the Gullruten fagpriser awards April 27 (rewarding the breath of professionals behind the TV productions) for Best Director and Best Cinematography of a TV Drama (Alvilde Horjen Naterstad).
The series was competing for Best Drama series of the year against TV2’s Ammo, Viaplay’s latest season of Pørni and Made in Oslo.
Speaking about the multiple Gullruten accolades and what it means to him, Karlstad told us: “First off, we truly hope it means that the broadcasters of Sweden and Denmark finally will buy the series! It’s inspired by Scandinavian 90’s realism, so our Scandi neighbours deserve to watch it. Secondly it means that our whole production gets a huge pat on the shoulder for working so hard on such a tiny budget. We’re so proud!” he said.
Kids in Crime which is being sold internationally by Federation Entertainment, has now been greenlit for a second season by TV2 Norway, with support from the Norwegian Film Institute.
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Besides Einar Film, other production companies that brought home multiple TV awards across the Gullruten and Gullruten Fagpriser awards include Tordenfilm, credited in the drama categories for Made in Oslo, winner of Best Leading Role (Pia Tjelta), Best Editing of a TV drama (Silje Nordseth and Anders Bergland), Dome 16, winner of Best Green Production, Best Lighting Design (Olav Haddeland) and Best VFX (Albert van Vuure, Dustin Kershaw, Luuk Meijer, David van Heeswijk).
Meanwhile Fremantle’s label Monster scooped several ‘Golden Screen’ prizes notably for the Viaplay series Below (Nede), awarded Best Comedy and Best Screenplay of a TV Drama (Tina Rygh).
Anagram Norge’s arm dealing thriller Ammo starring Nicolai Cleve Broch won Best Production Design (Nina Brun Buer) and Best Costume (Anne Pedersen).
In the documentary category, Håvard Bustnes’ Name of the Game (Tron Giske-makta år) produced by UpNorth Film for NRK won Best TV documentary, Martine-jakten på rettferdigt (Monster for TVNorge/Discovery+) won Best Docu series, Netflix’s sports doc All for Norge Best Editing-Documentary and Best Music, and NRK’s Skolen ved havet Best Photo-Single Camera.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond is associated to the multiple wins for Tordenfilm’s sci-fi drama Dome 16 sold by Global Screen, and fertility drama Made in Oslo, sold by Federation Entertainment.
For the first time in 25 years, no NRK series was vying in the drama category, as the biggest contender Exit season 3 was kept out of the Gullruten race from its creatives/producers who questioned the jury’s competence, as explained by Fremantle Norway’s managing director/producer Petter Testmann-Koch to the trade publication Rushprint.
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