Does Rumpelstiltskin occupy the headquarters of Sweden’s SVT? We ask because everything they touch seems to turn to gold.

And on Tuesday evening the broadcaster proved the point yet again, as its production of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 won the prestigious Rose D’Or Award in the TV Entertainment category, beating out Adele at the BBC (United Kingdom) and Mordkomission Berlin (Germany).

This year more than 130 broadcasters in 33 countries submitted a total of 400 programs to the awards, which, in the words of the Rose d’Or organisers, “define the gold standard of excellence and achievement in Entertainment programming.”

Eurovision previously won the Live Event category in 2011, when Germany’s NDR had us “feeling our heart beat” in Düsseldorf.

Winning the Rose d’Or gave Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, major feels.

We are standing here among the winners from all of Europe and John Cleese, winner of Award for Lifetime Achievement, and we just won the Rose D’Or, the most honourable television prize in Europe. It’s magical. This prize belongs to everyone who worked with the production and made Sweden and SVT world-leading producers of the Eurovision Song Contest.

While collecting the award on behalf of SVT, Eurovision 2015 winner and Eurovision 2016 co-host Måns Zelmerlöw shouted out to hundreds of unsung heroes who did everything from writing scripts and hanging rigging equipment to sourcing hoverboards and sewing costumes.

As he knows, it takes a village. He said:

Thanks to the 750 people who worked day and night for months to make the best Eurovision ever”. He also thanked his co-host Petra Mede and Edward af Sillén who wrote the script for the show.

The victory comes just weeks after Sweden’s SVT won the Kristallen — essentially Sweden’s Emmy Awards — in the Entertainment Programme category, seeing off stiff competition from the celebrity dancing show Let’s Dance and the popular music show Så mycket bättre, among others.

Co-writer Edward af Sillén accepted the crystal shard in honour of the Eurovision team’s huge achievement.

But there’d been a worrying start to the evening when the nominees opened the official programme and discovered they’d been left off the list.

Edward posted a pic to social media of Christer Björkman posing with the hilarious omission. He joked, “Good start, Kristallen – we arrive at the gala, look in the program, and see that you simply deleted us from our category! Now we feel extra welcome!”

Thankfully tonight’s win at the Rose d’Or gives him even more reason to laugh and celebrate. Edward slays!

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PP
PP
4 years ago

For me better Eurovision was in 2014 and 2011
Better stage than 2016 in 2014, 2009,2011
For me best Eurovision in last few years are 2014

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

You know it’s a good show when you’re able to win over Adele:)
Well-deserved win, great show. And to think people complained about it a whole year before, due to reasons not even themselves could explain

As for People asking where Petra is, she’s doing fine. She’s going on promotional tour with her autobiography, doing stand-up gigs, guesting and hosting various comedy-programs. She’s doing OK.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

I repeat myself, but I just want to notice that Mans is so successful, while Petra is nowhere. I don,t care, but it wonders me, is she not loved enough ? It was so obvious that she is ESC Queen, I really don’t know.

lily
lily
4 years ago

Zelmerlöw is also nominated as the best international male artist at the french NRJ music awards. Lol, I really think he needs a shoutout, or our vote, since there’s not only one “Adele” to beat but five (Bieber, Timberlake, Peretta, Drake & Puth)…
Anyway; Go Eurovision, go Måns!!

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Congratulations for both awards (Kristallen and Rose d’Or), but I wonder…I’ve noticed that Petra is very loved, and she is the natural host of ESC, when it is in Sweden, and Mans is well known presenter, not only musician, but I had the feeling that Mans would not be there, if he were not last year winner. Still, Mans is more succesfull with these awards, he was nominated for Kristallen. Where is Petra ?

Esc84
Esc84
4 years ago

I won’ t watch eurovision again if the voting keeps like this year

Jamaraqueer
Jamaraqueer
4 years ago

Not familiar with the German finalist but LOL about the BBC Adele program. No comparison AT ALL. PS Love that Måns’ package is visible in main pic

Ben005
Ben005
4 years ago

Well deserved. It was so funny and amazing to watch. Now we’re going to Ukraine where only Verka Serduchka could save the show from being boring.

AberSam
AberSam
4 years ago

Before a Eurovision in Sweden – It will be the worst one ever, it’ll be awful, they’ve ruined it, never let Sweden host again

After a Eurovision in Sweden – All the Awards.

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

LOL. How many people were commenting before the contest about how “SVT just ruins EVERYTHING!” I can’t say I’ve seen any of the other 399 entries, but the win seems well deserved to me. SVT did a fantastic job with the staging, presentation, and of course the hosting. The only part of the three shows that even remotely fell flat to me were the “disguised driver” sketches- they came off kinda dumb. Everything else was spot on, and the “Love Love Peace Peace” interval song was an all time classic. At least Mans can relax now. After killing it as… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Congratulations to SVT. Well deserved.

Adele At The BBC? There is no comparison.

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

I’m so proud of SVT! They truly made the best Eurovision Song Contest EVER. Stunning, worldclass production. Hats off!

Sweden will welcome you all back within a few years. Mark my words 🙂