The Icelandic crime show won Best European TV series and the Norwegian political/war drama Best European TV movie/mini-series.

Trapped and Nobel were among 26 European fiction TV series selected for the Prix Europa Media awards, the biggest professional tri-media forum of its kind which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year from October 15-21.

The jury said about Trapped: ”This outstanding series is based on an exceptional male character, supported by a fantastic cast, set in a stunning landscape, also fighting the forces of nature." 

The series based on an original idea by Baltasar Kormákur was produced by RVK Studios for RUV.

Nobel was described as “a precisely crafted original script, perfectly executed and directed, that takes the viewer on a journey into a world of lies, betrayal, mistrust and political games.” 

The TV drama based on an original script by Mette Marit Bøstad and Stephen Uhlander was produced by Monster Scripted for NRK.

Two Nordic documentaries picked up a Special Commendation/Second Prize:

  • The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes (NO) by Andrei Lvovich Nekrasov in the Best European TV Documentary category
  • Blood sisters (SE) by Malin Andersson in Prix Europa Iris- Best European TV Programme about Cultural Diversity. 

Trapped, Nobel, The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes and Blood Sisters were all supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

The Swedish programme Mission Investigate: The Panama Papers (SVT) won Best European TV Current Affairs Programme of the Year, and the Finnish fiction/web black comedy Mental (YLE) a Special Commendation/Second Prize in the Best European Online Project category.