‘Borgen’ lays ‘em dead at BAFTAs

Political drama beats out ‘The Killing’ to claim British TV award for best international series

May 27th, 2012 9:38 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Television series ‘Borgen’ has been named the best international series for 2012 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

The win marks the second year running a Danish series has earned the award. Last year, the award went to crime drama 'The Killing', which had been nominated in the same category again this year.

Both ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’, a fictional political drama about Denmark’s first female prime minister, were shown this year on British television in their original language.

‘Borgen’ won over American series 'Modern Family' and Australia’s ‘The Slap’.

The finance minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, wants tax payers' money spent where it is needed the most (photo: Johannes Jansson)
Government and municipalities agree to new financial framework
The government and the local council organisation KL have reached an agreem...
Case involves income from TV and film royalties (photo: iStock)
Media association and law firm lock horns over alleged fraud
Police are investigating an alleged fraud, following claims by the media pr...
The Spanish slug has been a menace in Denmark since 1991 (photo: Ekko)
Denmark under siege by army of killer snails
An invasion force is currently occupying Denmark. No, it's not the Russi...
The UV index will be extremely high today and tomorrow (photo: iStock)
DMI: Beware of powerful UV rays over the next couple of days
After languishing through the most dismal Danish June since 1991, one could...
Yeeaaahh ... not so much of this going on (photo: iStock)
Most Danes annoyed with their neighbours
Whether it be loud parties, crying babies, barking dogs or cigarette smoke,...
Just being able to read a map is no longer enough (photo: iStock)
Taxi drivers required to speak Danish in Aarhus and Copenhagen
From now on, taxi drivers in Copenhagen and Aarhus will be required to pass...