On Friday, September 29th, the Golden Calves Gala took place as the closing event of the Netherlands Film Festival.
Topkapi Series has been honored with two Golden Calves. Eva Crutzen has received a Golden Calf for Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series for her role in MOCKED UP.
In the six-part TV series MOCKED UP, we follow the destructive life of 37-year-old Cat. People around her are worried, but Cat is not. Due to a significant family loss that is rarely discussed, there is hardly any family left. Her mother suffers from constant panic attacks, and her father has become a self-proclaimed coach focused on writing self-help books. Meanwhile, nearly everyone around Cat is starting families, getting promotions, and settling down. While they all seem to be desperately seeking attention, she does everything she can to disappear as much as possible—vanishing into the night, underwater, and into her own mind.
The series MOCKED UP will be available on BNNVARA on NPO3 and NPO Start and Plus, starting in early 2024.
In addition to Eva Crutzen, the drama series SANTOS has also been awarded a Golden Calf for Best Drama Series. The series was written by Ashar Medina and Chris Middelkoop and directed by Giancarlo Sanchez and Ivan Barbosa. SANTOS revolves around the couple Glenn (Yannick Jozefzoon) and Yola (Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing), who are trying to build a life together in Rotterdam, separate from their families and friends. However, both families are involved in crime, which complicates their journey.
SANTOS will be available on BNNVARA on NPO3 and NPO Start and Plus starting from November 9th.