The live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has been nominated for the prestigious Rose d’Or award. SVT’s Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is up against the BBC’s Adele at BBC and German crime film Mordkomission Berlin.
The Rose d’Or, which is organised by the EBU’s Eurovision network, is an annual international competition honouring the best in television.
While the event is organised by the Eurovision network, the Eurovision Song Contest isn’t a shoo-in for a nomination. The song contest has only won once before in 2012, when Germany’s ARD won the Rose d’Or in the Live Event Show category for its production of the 2011 show.
This year SVT’s presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has been nominated in the Entertainment category, putting it up against the BBC’s acclaimed Adele at BBC show and the crime thriller television film Mordkomission Berlin, from Germany. We know that Adele is a Eurovision fan, but is her diva power enough to beat naked Måns on a hoverboard?
Show scriptwriter and producer Edward af Sillén excitedly tweeted the news:
Our "Eurovision Song Contest 2016" has been nominated for a prestigious Rose D'or Award in the category Best Entertainment! In Europe! ??
— Edward af Sillén (@EdwardafSillen) July 11, 2016
The awards will be announced and presented at the Rose d’Or Award ceremony, held at the Axica conference centre in Berlin on Tuesday 13 September.
Rose d’Or – Entertainment nominees
- Adele at BBC – BBC – (United Kingdom)
- Mordkomission Berlin – Wiedemann & Comp; Berg Television Gmbh & Comp; Co. KG (Germany)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2016 – SVT – (Sweden)