NRK’s football drama series produced by Motlys took home Best TV Drama, Best Female actor (Ane Dahl Torp) and Best Male actor (Axel Bøyum) at the Gullruten Awards.

The annual Norwegian Emmy or Gullruten awards ceremony was held in Bergen on Saturday evening. 

Ane Dahl Torp was hotly tipped to win with her strong performance as Helena Mikkelsen, Norway’s first female coach of a male premiere league team, struggling at work to impose her voice in a male dominated environment, but also at home, as a single mother.

Her co-star Axel Bøyum (23) who had his breakthrough in NRK’s other hit series Eyewitness, became the youngest actor to collect a Gullruten award for his role as the promising football talent Adrian Austnes.

Season 1 of Home Ground (Heimebane) had its world premiere at the Berlinale Series section last February, before airing on NRK’s Sunday prime time slot, to an average share of 30%.

Season 2 created again by Johan Fasting is currently filming and received support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond; the Nordic public broadcasters DR, SVT, Yle and RÚV have all committed to airing S1 & S2. DR Sales handles world distribution.

Among the other Gullruten winners, November Film picked up Best Documentary series for Siblings (Søsken), Zacapa Film Best TV documentary for St Halvardshjemmet, and Seefood TV Best Comedy programme for Hit for Hit