Jakob Oftebro to host Nordic Council awards ceremony
The award ceremony will take place in the Royal Danish Theatre’s Skuespilhus and Oftebro, who comes from Norway but lives in Copenhagen, is looking forward to a Nordic gala evening together with royalty, the nominees, and politicians from right across the Nordic Region.
“I’m looking forward to help announce the Nordic Council prizes in my second home town of Copenhagen. The awards ceremony is a very special opportunity to meet some of the Nordic Region’s most exciting writers, musicians, filmmakers, and people who are passionate about what they do,” says Oftebro, who is currently working on a new season of the Hamilton series.
The awards ceremony is a very special opportunity to meet some of the Nordic Region’s most exciting writers, musicians, filmmakers, and people who are passionate about what they do
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary will present the children and young people’s literature prize and the whole of the Nordic Region will be able to follow the live broadcast as the prize winners are announced on stage. The winners will each receive a Nordlys statuette and DKK 300,000.
The other prizes will be awarded by actor David Dencik, previous environment prize winner Selina Juul, composer Phillip Faber, and the heads of government of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Múte B. Egede and Bárður á Steig Nielsen.
The awards ceremony is being produced by DR and can be watched from 20:00 (CET) on DR 2 and via livestream at www.dr.dk. Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT, and Finland’s Yle will also broadcast the ceremony live, while Iceland’s RÚV will broadcast the show on 3 November. Check your national television listings for details.
The Danish delegation to the Nordic Council is hosting this year’s awards ceremony, which takes place in connection with the 73rd Session of the Nordic Council between 1 and 4 November 2021.