One of Europe’s most prestigious radio and television awards, the Rose d’Or, has been awarded to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The annual ceremony of the Rose d’Or honours the best international radio and television shows, and this year a total of 400 shows from more than 130 broadcasters were nominated. Last night’s gala took place in Berlin and the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest won in the entertainment category.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016, produced by the Swedish public broadcaster SVT, was nominated alongside with ‘Adele at the BBC’ and the German television film ‘Mordkomission Berlin’.

It’s fantastic to win this award. There are shows from all over Europe competing, and the Swedish television hadn’t won a Rose d’Or since 1987 -said Martin Österdahl, executive producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016- The award belongs to all of those who worked on the production and made Sweden and the SVT the leading producers of the Eurovision Song Contest” –he added.

But Martin Österdahl was not alone in Berlin, Måns Zelmerlöw and Christer Björkman were also there to celebrate the recognition. Måns wanted to thank all the people who worked during several months on the project, and specially his partner in crime Petra Mede, and this year’s scriptwriter Edward af Sillén, who celebrated the award on Twitter.

However, this is not Eurovision’s first Rose d’Or, the 2011 edition held in Düsseldorf was also awarded. This year’s edition was already rewarded with a Swedish Emmy, and in addition, the camera crew along with image producers have been nominated for the GTC Awards that will be celebrated in May.

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