Penhard’s work and narrow space for journalists who covered this year’s Spelman Prize.
For nearly 50 years, the Spellemann Prize has been a major event in the Norwegian music industry.
Not only is the awards ceremony broadcast live on NRK, but it’s also one night a year that they meet, across genres and parts of the country, to celebrate themselves.
Although there was some hype about the way this year’s awards were being awarded, the artists were in line when the doors opened at Sentralen.
After two years of digital hits and pandemics, it was a sight worth seeing for the hundreds of artists, songwriters, and producers who showed up this evening. The magic was literally touch, feel and smell.
For the journalists and photographers who worked on covering the awards ceremony, the reality was a little different.
Organizers put notes on the red carpet. VG and NRK first get access to the artists. Look and Hear and Dagbladet are at the other end.
Nathan Kahongo of P3 and Marthe Lucindale of BA lay themselves out on the red carpet before the artists arrive. “We only interview people from Bergen, but there are a lot of them this year,” Lucindale says. She hired her friend Kristen Solberg to carry a camera for the occasion. They are clearly nervous about where they stand, because none of them have any particular experience working on the red carpet. Losnedal usually works in the office at BA, and Solberg works in a shop.
Emily Sophie Olsen of Adresseavisa traveled all the way from Trondheim for the occasion. “There are a lot of Trondelag residents nominated this year, and we’re only interviewing them,” she says. Freelance photographer Kristen Sforte has been appointed for the occasion. She usually works for Dagbladet and is used in red carpet work.
Daniel Kavman was one of the artists who spent the longest time on the red carpet. Everyone wanted to talk to him.
The performers queuing up on the red carpet were around the quarter. Everyone was encouraged to stop. It took almost two hours from the first appearance of the artist until the last one left the red carpet.
All surfaces must be covered.
Subwoolfer spokesperson Nathan Kahongo interviews the yellow characters awkwardly in the background. Several artists have appeared wearing a mask on the red carpet this year. – I’m sweating, says Kahongo to the journalist, and adds: – I ran to the bathroom to get the paper, before realizing that perhaps this is my handkerchief, he says and laughs.
For two hours, Anna Redland Nerom and Hannah Kristen Haggardar photographed and photographed the artists on the red carpet. VG is transmitting a live broadcast and the transmitter is placed in a bag on the back of the Nærum. “I am very sweaty and tired, she is very heavy,” she says, before colleague Talseth waves her to shoot more interviews.
Annika Birdie is a freelance photographer at NTB, and she has taken pictures of most of those who walked the red carpet. She spends the last hours in front of the podium in the cozy marble hall. “I feel like I’m starting to get a little tired now,” she says.
The press room is located in the basement of Centralline. There is a shortage of space in the basement this evening.
Emilie Sofie Olsen tries to work in the press room with “Winner Wall” in the back. Here, all winners are directed to winning interviews. The wall was created in the innermost part of the room and has an eternal festive atmosphere.
The paper sign attests to an engaging evening by the See and Hear photographer.
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