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Eurovision Song Contest wins Crystal Award

05 September 2016 at 12:00 CEST
2016 Eurovision Song Contest Andres Putting (EBU)
Swedish public broadcaster SVT, has won a prestigious TV award for its production of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. SVT's production from Stockholm was nominated in the category of best entertainment show. Måns Zelmerlöw, who co-presented the contest this year, alongside Petra Mede, was also nominated as male host of the year.

The winner of the category that the Eurovision Song Contest was nominated, Entertainment Show of the Year, was decided by television and media professionals, whilst the winner of the category that Måns Zelmerlöw was nominated, Male Host of the Year, was determined by the public. Read more about the awards on SVT's website (in Swedish). The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm's Globe Arena, was a spectacular production, reaching more than 200 million viewers

Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest said "We are happy and honoured to receive the Swedish TV award Kristallen! Hard work and creative courage paid off! So many have put their hearts and souls into the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. This award is a tribute to all of us".

Edward af Sillén, scriptwriter of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, shared a photograph of the award on Instagram:

The SVT team on the red carpet:

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has also been nominated for a Rose d'Or award in the entertainment category. The annual ceremony honours the best in international radio, television and online entertainment, the 55th edition will take place in Berlin on 13th September. Previously the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest won a Rose d'Or Award in the Live Event category. More details about the ceremony can be found on the official Rose d'Or Awards website, read the full press release on the EBU website.