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The Golden Venla Awards, the Finnish equivalent of the American Emmy’s, were handed out late on Friday evening for the best Finnish television shows in 2014.
The Venla for the best TV show voted by the viewer’s went to ‘Posse’ by the four man stunt group the Dudesons.
Posse is a comical talk show, which features Finnish celebrities facing stunt challenges.
“It was amazing to do a show which surprised everybody. Thank you for the fans and the dear viewers,” said Jukka Hildén from the stunt group during the live TV broadcast on stage.
The Dudesons also received the Venla for the best reality show: ‘Duudsonit tuli taloon (The Dudesons entered the building)’, where the stunt group visit different communities and families with children and become familiar with the everyday problems they face.
“The thanks go to all the families who took part in the show, and take the ox by the horns and decide to start enjoying life,” the Dudesons said.
Among other award receivers was Arman Alizad, an Iranian born refugee, who moved to Finland with his family in 1979.
Alizad, who became a celebrity after the martial arts series Kill Arman, received the bright spot of the year award for the show ‘Arman and the godchildren of Cameroon’.
The programme features Alizad visiting the slums and jungles of the capital, Yaoundé, in Central Africa.