Atlantic Crossing wins International Emmy

Atlantic Crossing wins International Emmy for best TV movie/miniseries

Atlantic Crossing Emmys

Photo: Press Room / International Emmy® Awards
Screenplay writer Linda May Kallestein, lead actress Sofia Helin, and director and screenplay writer Alexander Eik hold onto their coveted International Emmy, surrounded by their team at the awards ceremony in NYC.

The Norwegian American is pleased to share the exciting news that the NRK/PBS Masterpiece miniseries Atlantic Crossing was awarded the  International Emmy® Award for Best TV Movie/Mini-Series on Nov. 22 in New York City.

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Since the miniseries’ release, The Norwegian American has been following the story of Princess Märtha. You can also read more about her life and the statue that was raised in Washington, D.C., to honor her legacy.

Enjoy exclusive coverage, found only in The Norwegian American:

The Princess and the President” by Scott Larsen, March 26, 2015
FDR historian Scott Larsen introduces our readers to Crown Princess Märtha, referencing the famous “Look to Norway” speech.

FDR and Crown Princess Märtha during FDR's "Look to Norway" speech

Photo: Slottets biblotek / NTB

The American story of a norsk princess” by Christine Foster Meloni, June 15, 2018
Christine Foster Meloni looks at the life of Crown Princess Märtha as it was portrayed in the documentary, Crown Princess Märtha: The American Story, was produced in 2005 by the Norwegian American Foundation for the unveiling of a statue of her outside the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.


Photo: Capital City, yeah! / Wikimedia Commons

Atlantic Crossing: From fact to fiction” by M. Michael Brady, Dec. 25, 2020<
Oslo correspondent M. Michael Brady reviews Atlantic Crossing after its premiere on Norwegian televsion, sharing how it was received by local critics.

young Crown Prince Harald celebrates 17th of May in 1944 in Maryland

Photo: public domain

Affair between FDR and a crown princess? There’s no there, there” by Scott Larsen, March 12, 2021
Scott Larsen has a hard look at what really happened between Crown Princess Märtha and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Atlantic Crossing

Photo: Julie Vrabelova / PBS Masterpiece

Midway through Atlantic Crossing” by Lori Ann Reinhall, May 5, 2021
Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall weighs in on the new miniseries and has a look at the historical events behind the drama and how to check the facts.

atlantic crossing

Photo: Julie Vrabelová / PBS Masterpiece

Beyond Atlantic Crossing” by Courtney Olsen, June 18. 2021
Historian Courtney Olsen shares facts about Princess Märtha’s life, including her childhood in Sweden—information not easily found in English-language sources.

Gustav V's birthday party

Photo: public domain

Coffee with Linda May Kallestein: The making of Atlantic Crossing as a dramatic  historical drama” by Lori Ann Reinhall, Sept. 17, 2021
Lori Ann Reinhall engages in an in-depth converstation with screenwriter Linda May Kallestein about the dramatic technique that goes into creating a historical drama.

Linda May Kallestein

Photo courtesy of Linda May Kallestein