TVP Polish Public Television series "Wartime Girls" has been nominated for the Magnolia Award in the International Drama category. TVP production will compete with such TV hits as "Twin Peaks", "Good Doctor" and "Babylon Berlin".
The Magnolia Awards are given for both international and local productions. The selection of the winners is made by the actors, producers, directors and writers. The Magnolia Award was granted for the first time in 1989 and is one of the most important awards for international and Asian production on the continent.
The Shanghai Television Festival, also known as the Shanghai International Television Festival, is the first and one of the largest TV festivals in Asia. Since 1986, STVF has become one of the most influential and prestigious international TV festivals on the continent. Its main role is to strengthen cooperation and communication between the Chinese media industry and the world.
The nomination for "Wartime Girls" is a success and distinction and it shows that TVP's productions are noticed on one of the most attractive markets, that is in Asia - said TVP Vice President Maciej Stanecki.
Aleksandra Pisula, who plays the role of Marysia in the series, also commented on the nomination for the Magnolia Award - We were very surprised to hear that the show was appreciated in Asia. We feel overawed by this nomination, which for us is already a great distinction. We hope that the next seasons of "Wartime Girls" will be even better and will attract even more viewers in front of TV sets.
The roles of three main characters are played by young actresses: Aleksandra Pisula (Marysia), Marta Mazurek (Irka), and Vanessa Aleksander (Ewa). The role of Irka's mother is played by Danuta Stenka, while Irka's brother is played by Michał Czernecki.
The series "Wartime Girls" was very popular among the viewers. The first and the second series were watched on average by over 2.3 million viewers (14.7% of the share). The first episode of the first season, aired on March 5, 2017, attracted a record number of spectators - over 3 million (17.9% of the share).