Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall for today's Nobel Prize Award ceremonies
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Congratulations 2019 Nobel Prize laureates!
This opulent room is the Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall, one of the venues for events at today’s Nobel Prize Award ceremonies. The room is covered in mosaic tiles depicting important people and places in Swedish history, including the Queen of Lake Mälar - a reference to nearby Lake Mälaren - with the city of Stockholm in her lap.
Tonight, on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, most of this year's Nobel laureates, along with the King and Queen of Sweden and more than 1,000 guests, will attend the awards ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Winners are presented with a gold medal, a diploma and confirmation of the monetary amount of their Nobel Prize (worth about £720,000 this year). Next, they will attend the Nobel banquet in Stockholm City Hall's Blue Hall, followed by dancing here in the Golden Hall. It follows more than 14 months of nominations and selections by the Nobel Committee and other institutions. While five of the six Nobel Prizes are presented here in Stockholm, the Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, something that Alfred Nobel stipulated in his final will. This is a separate ceremony held in Oslo, Norway.