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The Winner of the First Berlinale Series Award in Cooperation with Deadline is The Good Mother

The Berlinale Series jury Mette Heeno, André Holland and Danna Stern – has decided: The first Berlinale Series Award in cooperation with Deadline goes to The Good Mothers. A Special Mention has been dedicated to the Norwegian Series Arkitekten (The Architect ).

The Team of the winning series of the first Berlinale Series Award, The Good Mothers: Daniel Frigo (country manager The Walt Disney Company Italia), Elisa Amoruso (director), Julian Jarrold (director), Alessandro Saba (head of productions The Walt Disney Company Italia)

The original jury statement:

“The Good Mothers captured us with its multi-layered characters that are treated with care and allow to evolve before our very eyes. We were moved, anxious and, at times, breathless.

The series creators have been meticulous in recreating an authentic and detailed world, presented by a stellar cast, with performances that made our hearts skip a beat.

The beautiful cinematography, production design and locations contribute to the ultra-realistic feel of the show, which is only right, considering it is based on true events and on real life characters – the courageous women who stood up to decades of oppression and misogyny and helped bring down the Calabrian mafia.”

The Berlinale Series Award is the first A-festival award created specifically for a series. With the introduction of the Berlinale Series in 2015, the Berlinale became the world's first A-list festival to recognise changing viewing habits and the importance of serial storytelling.

Seven series were nominated for the Berlinale Series Award, which was presented on Wednesday, February 22, at Zoo Palast.

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