About the Rose d'Or

The prestigious Rose d’Or awards define the gold standard of excellence and achievement in Entertainment programming. Programme-makers covet the awards because they symbolise the pinnacle of success for Entertainment programming.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) first acquired the Rose d’Or in 1961, when it was created by Swiss Television in the lakeside city of Montreux. The awards stayed with the EBU for almost 40 years. The EBU re-acquired the awards in 2013.

“The Rose d’Or is a highly prized award, the only one of its type that truly recognises entertainment programming excellence and, just as importantly, the hugely talented people who create it.

Top quality entertainment programming plays a critical role in society. It appeals to the widest audiences, bringing unity to culturally diverse audiences, and creating a sense of oneness and community. This is core to the EBU’s mission.”

- Jean Philip De Tender, Director Media at the EBU

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Rose d'Or Awards 2017

The best in TV and radio entertainment programming has been honoured on the 19th of September, 2017 at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards held at Axica in Berlin.

Rose d’Or trophies were presented in ten categories including for the first time, Virtual Reality, TV Movie and Children & Youth.

Speaking from Los Angeles, James Corden said he was “truly honoured” to receive the inaugural Entertainer of the Year award. “It truly means the world to me,” he said before dedicating the award to his team on CBS’ “Late Late Show” which he hosts. “The truth is, I am only a small part of entertaining so I accept this on behalf of all of our crew.”

Also sending greetings from the US, Dame Angela Lansbury said she was “deeply honoured “ to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. “I’ve enjoyed a career spanning 75 years but being in "Murder, She Wrote" has made friends for me all over the world.”

The ceremony, held at the Axica venue next to Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, was attended by around 400 industry luminaries and hosted by BBC presenter Paddy O’Connell.

The Director of Media at the European Broadcasting Union, which runs the awards, Jean Philip De Tender praised the standard of entries in 2017: “For nearly 60 years the Rose d’Or Awards have recognised the very best in global entertainment content. Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s awards. Our winners, and indeed all the nominees, tonight truly represent the gold standard of entertainment.“

The Rose d'Or Awards are one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming.

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosedor/

Impression

  • A dance performanceat the Rose d’Or 2017
  • James Cordenreceived the Entertainer of the Year award
  • More than 400industry luminaries were present
  • VIP car servicein collaboration with Audi
  • Mika showshis award for Stasera CasaMika
  • Attendees readthe Rose d’Or Guide
  • Dame Angela Lansburyreceived the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The winners ofthe 2017 Rose d’Or Awards
  • Celebratingwinning the Rose d’Or Awards
  • Red carpetat the Rose d’Or Awards

Rose d'Or 2017 Highlights

 

 

ROSE D’OR WINNERS 2017

TELEVISION

Category Reality and Factual Entertainment: You Can’t Ask That - ABC TV (Australia)

Category Arts: Young Men - BalletBoyz Ltd. / BBC Two (United Kingdom)

Category Game Show: Bigheads - Primal Media / Sony Pictures Television (United Kingdom)

Category Entertainment: Stasera CasaMika - Italy (RAI 2)

Category Children and Youth: Anti Bully Club - Evangelische Omroep / Skyhigh TV (The Netherlands)

Category Comedy: Fleabag - Two Brothers Pictures / BBC 3 (United Kingdom)

Category Sitcom: Henry IX - Retort / Serious Comedy / Gold (United Kingdom)

Category Drama Series: Nobel – Peace at Any Cost - Norway (Monster Scripted / NRK / DRG)

Category TV Movies: The Verdict - Beta Film GmbH / ARD (Germany)

Category Virtual Reality: The Enemy - Camera Lucida Productions / France Télévisions Nouvelles Ecritures / Office national du Film du Canada (ONF), Emissive, et Dpt. (France)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dame Angela Lansbury

 

Entertainer of the Year Award: James Corden

Rose d'Or Awards 2016

The best in TV and radio entertainment programming has been honoured on the 13th of September, 2016 at the 55th Rose d’Or Awards held at Axica in Berlin.

Rose d’Or trophies were presented in eleven categories including Comedy, Game Show, Arts and Talk Show following a record-breaking number of entries. Radio awards were included for the third time in the event’s 55 year history.

British actor John Cleese was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.

In an acceptance speech peppered with anecdotes from his career, including the making of "A Fish Called Wanda" and "Monty Python's The Life of Brian", Cleese made a plea for executives to trust performers and writers: ”When Monty Python was commissioned we didn't really know what we were going to do but we were trusted. The talent has a better record than the suits so why don't they bear that in mind?"

The Director of Media at the European Broadcasting Union, which runs the awards, Jean Philip de Tender said the standard of entries in 2016 was excellent: “Once again the Rose d’Ors have showcased the very best in global entertainment content. This is a key industry award. Taking home a Rose d’Or is still something programme makers aspire to and I congratulate all the winners - and indeed all the runners up who gave the juries a tough job.”

The Rose d'Or Awards are one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming.

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosedor/

Impression

  • Rose d'Or 2016John Cleese and Jennifer Wade
  • Rose d'Or 2016Axica, venue for the 2016 Rose d'Or
  • Rose d'Or 2016Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2016John Cleese and Jennifer Wade
  • Rose d'Or 2016Paddy O'Connell, the evening host
  • Rose d'Or 2016John Cleese
  • Rose d'Or 2016Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2016Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2016Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2016Berlin, Germany

 

 

ROSE D’OR WINNERS 2016

TELEVISION

Category Comedy: Inside No. 9 - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Game Show: Pick Me! - ITV (United Kingdom)

Category Sitcom: Raised by Wolves - Big Talk (United Kingdom)

Category Reality and Factual Entertainment: The Real Marigold Hotel - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Entertainment: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 - SVT (Sweden)

Category Drama Series: River - BBC (United Kingdom)

 

RADIO

Category Event of the Year: European Dawn Chorus - RTE (Ireland)

Category Comedy: Paul Sinha's History Revision - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Talk Show: Museum of Curiosity - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Music Show: Amazing Grace - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Audio Stories: The Abuse Trial - BBC (United Kingdom)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Cleese

Rose d'Or Awards 2015

The best in TV and radio entertainment programming has been honoured on the 9th of December, 2015 at the 54th Rose d’Or Awards held at the British Museum in London.

Rose d’Or trophies were presented in eleven categories including Comedy, Game Show, Arts and Talk Show following a record-breaking number of entries. Radio awards were included for the second time in the event’s 54 year history.

British actor Stephen Fry was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.

EBU Media Director Jean Philip de Tender highlighted the quality of 2015’s nominees. “This year’s range, depth and quality of nominees was truly outstanding. That the Rose d’Or can attract such high quality submissions is testament to its importance in the industry. I congratulate all the winners - and all the runners up. The jury’s job was hard.”

The Rose d'Or Awards are one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming. It is a Eurovision and Euroradio event, operated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosedor/

Impression

  • Rose d'Or 2015London, United Kingdom
  • Rose d'Or 2015Group shot of the winners
  • Rose d'Or 2015London, United Kingdom
  • Rose d'Or 2015London, United Kingdom
  • Rose d'Or 2015London, United Kingdom
  • Rose d'Or 2015Paddy O'Connell
  • Rose d'Or 2015London, United Kingdom
  • Rose d'Or 2015Jean Philip De Tender, Director Media, EBU
  • Rose d'Or 2015Stephen Fry
  • Rose d'Or 2015Paddy O'Connell

 

 

ROSE D’OR WINNERS 2015

TELEVISION

Category Comedy: Psychobitches: Series Two - Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Arts (United Kingdom)

Category Game Show: Wild Things - Mad Monk/IWC Media/Group M for Sky One (United Kingdom)

Category Sitcom: Catastrophe - Avalon Entertainment Ltd. with Merman for Channel 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Reality and Factual Entertainment: Street Jungle - Media Ranch for Canal D (Bell Media) (Canada)

Category Entertainment: The Graham Norton Show - So Television for BBC One (United Kingdom)

Category TV Arts: Our Gay Wedding: The Musical - Wingspan Productions for Channel 4 (United Kingdom)

 

RADIO

Category Comedy: NewsJack - BBC Radio Comedy for BBC Radio 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Entertainment Event: NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 - NPO (The Netherlands)

Category Talk Show: The Infinite Monkey Cage - BBC Radio Science for BBC Radio 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Game Show: The 3rd Degree - Pozzitive Television Ltd. for BBC Radio 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Music Show: John Grant’s Songs from a Dark Place - BBC Radio 6 Music (United Kingdom)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Fry

Rose d'Or Awards 2014

The Rose d'Or Awards, one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming, was a celebration of comedy, connection and emotion, and a brilliant night for the creative forces in television and radio. This EUROVISION event, operated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held in Berlin on 17th September and was attended by over 150 industry luminaries. Radio, with programme categories for Comedy, Reality & Factual Entertainment and Entertainment, was included for the first time in the event’s 53 year history.

The ceremony was hosted by popular Croatian TV journalist Aleksandar Kostadinov and nine glittering Rose d’Or awards were presented to programmes that demonstrated outstanding innovation and quality. The three finalists in each category had been selected by juries of professionally-renowned experts earlier in the year with the winners being finalised by the Heads of Jury a few hours before the awards ceremony. Heads of Jury for each award category were invited to the stage to present the prized statuettes to the winners.

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosedor/

Impression

  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany
  • Rose d'Or 2014Berlin, Germany

 

 

ROSE D’OR WINNERS 2014

TELEVISION

Category Comedy: Little Mom - Dori Media Group (Israel)

Category Game Show: Pointless - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Sitcom: Toast of London - Channel 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Reality and Factual Entertainment: Gogglebox - Channel 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Entertainment: Circus HalliGalli - ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)

Category Arts: Peter and the Wolf/Pierre et le Loup - Camera Lucida Productions (France)

 

 

Rose d'Or Awards 2013

What a night... hosted by the inimitable Lucille Werner wearing a beautiful dress designed by renowned Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker, she fully embraced the significance of winning – and wearing – the famous Rose d’Or.

Head of the Game Show jury and previous Rose d’Or winner, Remco Garcia, presented the award to ‘Oh Sit!’ which was accepted by Phil Gurin of the Gurin Company.  Expressing genuine surprise at the win, he urged the audience, “Please buy this for your territory; it’s really fun!”

Indriena Basarah, Head of the Reality & Factual Entertainment jury presented the award to film maker Heenan Bhatti of Love Productions for the programme, ‘Make Bradford British.’  The jury’s feedback stated that the program touched the heart and has the potential to be successful in many other countries.  

The award for the best Sitcom was handed out by jury member Corinna Scholz to British Sky Broadcasting programme ‘Spy.’  Accepted by Hat Trick Production’s Charlie Leech, he thanked both the “fantastic cast and the fantastic crew” for the accolade.

Head of the Arts jury, François Duplat presented the award to ‘Freddie Mercury: the Great Pretender’, which was accepted by Joss Crowley of Eagle Rock Productions.  “We scoured the earth for every single piece of archive footage and were thorough in our film research.”

The Entertainment category award was presented by head of jury and 2012 Rose d’Or recipient Jörg Grabosch to ‘Gruen Sweat,’ which experienced a slightly Kanye West-esque interruption by the zany Jandino Asporaat, who joked that he’d spent a lot of money and travelled a long way to be there.  Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Head of Entertainment Jennifer Collins shot back with, “I came further.”

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Head of jury for the Comedy category, presented the Rose d’Or to Belgium’s ‘What If?’ programme.  It seemed like the entire team of actors, writers and producers converged together to accept the award.  With royal family members Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz in attendance, it was a good night for Belgium.

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosedor/

Impression

  • Game Show: Oh Sit!Representing the winning Game Show programme Oh Sit!. Left: Richard Joel, President/CEO, 405 Productions. Right: Philip Gurin, President, The Gurin Company.
  • Reality and Factual Entertainment: Make Bradford BritishHeenan Bhatti, Series Editor and Director (Love Productions) of the winning Reality and Factual Entertainment programme Make Bradford British.
  • Sitcom: SpyCharlie Leech, Producer (Hat Trick Production) and winner in the Sitcom category for Spy.
  • Arts: Freddie Mercury: The Great PretenderLeft: François Duplat, Head of Jury Arts and Managing Director of Bel Air Media. Right: Joss Crowley, Producer of Arts category winning programme Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (Eagle Rock Productions).
  • Entertainment: Gruen SweatJennifer Collins, Head of Entertainment at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, won the Rose d'Or Award in the category Entertainment for the programme Gruen Sweat.
  • Comedy: What If?Representing the winning Comedy What If?, actors Sara De Bosschere, Günther Lesage and Luc Nuyens.
  • Awards Ceremony HostLucille Werner
  • Guest of honourPrincess Astrid of Belgium in conversation with actor Günther Lesage.

 

 

ROSE D’OR WINNERS 2013

TELEVISION

Category Comedy: What if? - VMMa (Belgium)

Category Sitcom: Spy - BSkyB (United Kingdom)

Category Game Show: Oh Sit! - The CW (United States)

Category Arts: Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender - BBC (United Kingdom)

Category Reality and Factual Entertainment: Make Bradford British - Channel 4 (United Kingdom)

Category Entertainment: Gruen Sweat - ABC (Australia)

 

 

The awards were founded in 1961 by the then director general of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Marcel Bezençon. Bezençon’s mission in creating the Rose d’Or was a mission that underpins the EBU today - sharing content to empower all. He had the idea that national broadcasters could produce entertainment programmes to swap with each other. This was called the Rose d’Or Festival. The first edition took place in the spring of 1961 in Montreux, Switzerland, where it would stay until 2003. The idea was - to help participants have programmes ready for broadcast in the summer. The individual award, the coveted Golden Rose, was conceived to recognise one of these programmes. The first was awarded to the BBC for the Black and White Minstrel Show. Global stars of culture and light entertainment have since collected the Award. This eminent list of victors includes Barbara Streisand, Monty Python, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Kurt Browning.  

In the 21st century, new international formats started to be put to the fore at the Rose d’Or - formats that came to be essential parts of household television viewing schedules across the globe. Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Idol, the Weakest Link and many others were amongst those showcased annually in Switzerland.

The Festival moved from Montreux to Lucerne in 2004 and remained there until 2012, the Festival’s 51st year. The rights transferred to the Swiss media group Ringier in 2009, and returned home to the EBU and Geneva in 2012. Today the Rose d'Or Awards remain one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming. The competition remains an international celebration of comedy, drama, and entertainment. 

ABOUT THE ROSE D'OR 2017

The 2017 Rose d’Or Awards took place and were held at Axica in Berlin on Tuesday 19 September.  The 56th annual awards celebrated the best in TV and online entertainment.

Rose d’Or trophies have been presented in ten categories including Sitcom, Game Show and VR. And new for 2017 - Children and Youth programmes, Virtual Reality and TV Movies also got their own categories – which reflected the increased diversity of entertainment programming. 

A Lifetime Achievement award was also presented as well as a brand new prize for Entertainer of The Year.

The Rose d'Or Awards are one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming. It is an EBU event.

  

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