Rose d’Or 2019 Finalists Announced

We are proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Rose d’Or Awards. Across the ten categories works from across the world have been nominated, creating a diverse and dynamic shortlist. From the pop culture phenomenon Carpool Karaoke, to social experiment Black Out and comedy mockumentary Couples Therapy, the nominations showcase a wide range of subject matter and stylistic approach.

Previous winners of the prestigious award include The Crown, Gogglebox and The Graham Norton Show.

The shortlist was voted for by 60 international judges made up of media industry professionals, chaired by The Bridge star Sofia Helin.

Sofia Helin, Chair of the jury said: “The shortlist for The Rose d’Or awards this year is brilliantly diverse, and
we’re delighted to see so many international programmes shortlisted which reflects the outstanding and varied output of entertainment programming we have seen in the last year across the globe. With a record-breaking amount of entries this year, it is an incredibly exciting time for the Rose d’Or Awards especially as they near their 60th anniversary. Our congratulations to all nominated.”

For the first time, this year’s awards also include an Audio Entertainment category, celebrating the success podcasts, audiobooks and radio content have seen over the past year. The works nominated cover a range of topics from a 10-year scandal-plagued international race to breed the world’s hottest chili to the taboo subject of death.

During the ceremony three special awards will also be presented for Performance of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and The Golden Rose, which honours a specific outstanding entertaincment programme or series of the past year.  

This year Maren Kroymann, the first lady of German TV comedy will receive the Rose d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019. The other special awards will be announced ahead of the ceremony.

Past recipients of Rose d’Or Special Awards include Joanna Lumley, Angela Lansbury, James Corden, Jan Böhmermann and John Cleese.

Tickets for the 58th annual Rose d’Or Gala Awards ceremony are on sale now. The red carpet affair includes a champagne reception, ceremony in the Kings Place main auditorium, and afterparty. Purchase your tickets here.

The 2019 nominees are:

REALITY AND FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

63Up
MultiStory Media/ITV/GE/UK

Blackout
SVT/SVT1/Sweden

Employable Me
Northern Pictures/All3Media/Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Australia

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure
Curve Media/BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

The Circle
A Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group co-production for Channel 4 UK

The Repair Shop
Ricochet Ltd./Warner Bros./BBC Two/UK/Netherlands/France


ARTS

Dance or Die
Witfilm/Dutch Core/NTR/Netherlands

David Bowie: Finding Fame
BBC Studios/SHOWTIME/BBC Two/UK

Instant Dreams
Pieter van Huystee film & TV/Cinema Delicatessen/NTR/Netherlands

She Composes Like a Man
Peiling/SVT 1/Sweden

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me
Storyvault Films; Wasted Talent; Tempo Productions/BBC Films/Kew Media/Sky Arts/Showtime/UK

The Greenaway Alphabet
Beeld TV/Wide House/NTR/Netherlands


STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

Dance Revolution
Quebecor Content & Fair-Play/Armoza Formats/Canada

Holey Moley
Eureka Productions/ABC/USA

Let’s Keep It Between Us
17 Juin/Newen Distribution/France 2/France

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Hungry McBear/BBC One/UK

Songland
United Television Alternative Studios/NBC/USA

The Last Leg
Open Mike Productions/Channel 4/UK


CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Guilty
DR/DR Ultra/Denmark

Hi Mum, Bye Dad (Van vader naar moeder)
NTR/SKY HIGH/NPO ZAPP/Netherlands

Jenny 2 – My recovery
Productions Avenida/Attraction Distribution/Unis TV/Canada

Katy
BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC/CBBC/UK

Nighthawks
De Mensen/The New Flemish Primitves/VRT (Ketnet)/ Belgium

ZombieLars
Tordenfilm/Global Screen/NRK Super/Norway


SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO SERIES

Ballybeg Post Office
Little Dot Studios/UK

Carpool Karaoke
CBS Television Studios/Fulwell 73 Productions/CBS Television Studio/Apple TV/USA

InstaLove
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama/Instagram/één/MNM/Belgium

SKAM Austin
XIX Entertainment/Facebook Watch/USA

SWIPE
VERTOV/KRO-NCRV / NPO 3/Netherlands

The Dead Girls Detective Agency
Keshet Digital Studios/Insurrection Media/Indigo


AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

13 Minutes to the Moon
BBC World Service/UK

Brexitcast
BBC/UK/Belgium

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere
BBC Studios/UK

Documentary on One: The Announcement
RTÉ radio 1/Ireland

Griefcast
UK

It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli
7 Digital/Australia/UK/USA


COMEDY

Baroness Von Sketch Show
Frantic Films/Banijay Rights/CBC/Canada

Couples Therapy
Seefood TV AS/Magnify Media/NRK/Norway

Famalam
BBC Studios/BBC Three/UK

Kroymann
btf GmbH/SWR, NDR, Radio Bremen/Das Erste/Germany

Shabas
Eight productions LTD/Kan 11/Ido Rosental/Doron Tzur/Israel

This Time with Alan Partridge
Baby Cow Productions/BBC Worldwide/BBC One/UK


SOAP OR TELENOVELA

30SOMETHINGS
Warner Bros. ITVP/Een/Belgium

Casualty
BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

EastEnders
BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

Orphans of a Nation
Globo/Brazil

Topíssima
Casablanca Estudios/Record TV/Brazil

Vidas Opostas (aka “Tangled Lives”)
SP Televisão/SIC – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação/Portugal


COMEDY DRAMA AND SITCOM

Sponsored by Helion

After Life
Derek Productions for Netflix/Netflix/UK

Arde Madrid
Movistar+/Beta Film/Spain

Derry Girls
Hat Trick Productions Ltd/Channel 4/Hat Trick International/UK

Plebs
Rise Films/Acorn Media & DRG/ITV2/UK

Sex Education
Eleven Film for Netflix/Netflix/UK

The Bisexual
Hootenanny Pictures (Bi) Limited, a Sister Pictures Company/All3Media/UK


DRAMA

Sponsored by Screen Skills

8 Days: To The Moon and Back
BBC Studios – The Science Unit/BBC Studios/BBC Two/UK

Chernobyl
Sky Atlantic, HBO/Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games/Sky/UK

Escape at Dannemora
SHOWTIME, Red Hour Productions, BUSYHANDS, The White Mountain Company, Michael De Luca Productions, BZ Entertainment/SHOWTIME/CBS Studios International/USA

Killing Eve
Endeavor Content/Sid Gentle Films Ltd/BBC/BBC One/UK

Succession
Gary Sanchez Productions, Project Zeus/HBO/Sky Atlantic/USA

Years and Years
Red Production Company/StudioCanal/HBO/BBC One/UK

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