News about the Rose d'Or Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Rose d’Or Awards!

May 2, 2017

Now in their 56th year, these prestigious international awards honour the best in television and online entertainment and we want YOU to be a part of it.

This year’s ceremony returns to the stunning Axica venue in Berlin and will be held on Tuesday 19 September.

You can submit your entries from 2 May until 30 June in 10 different categories.

The 10 refined categories celebrate the best drama, sitcoms, reality, variety and game shows.

Children and Youth programmes, Virtual Reality and TV Movies also get their own categories in 2017.

Those nominated in each category will be invited to attend an afternoon of workshops, talks and screenings; giving them a chance to network with programme makers from around the world. 

Following in the footsteps of Stephen Fry and John Cleese a Lifetime Achievement award will be given out in Berlin to celebrate one person’s immense contribution to the world of entertainment.

A brand new award will also be handed to the Entertainer of The Year, with a panel of international entertainment journalists voting on who should receive the inaugural accolade.

“We want to celebrate not just those who have done extraordinary work throughout their careers but also those who are at the top of their game in 2017,” said EBU Head of Television Jeroen Depraetere.

“The Rose d’Or Awards have celebrated the crème de la crème of entertainment for nearly 60 years and never stand still. This year we’ve made changes to reflect the broad variety of entertainment available now to audiences including Virtual Reality.”

EBU Media Director Jean Philip De Tender adds: “The Rose d’Or Awards are unique in that they provide a meeting place for producers and creatives to exchange ideas and discuss their work,”

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the world’s best entertainers to Berlin and celebrating their important contribution to the television and online landscape!”


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2017 Rose d’Or Categories

1. Comedies 

Non-scripted and scripted comedy shows excluding sitcoms but including sketches, panel, improvisation, clips, comedy specials and stand-up routines.

2. Sitcoms 

Scripted situational comedy shows involving regular characters in various everyday situations, in a limited number of sets. The main plot is resolved in the space of one episode.

3. Drama Series 

Scripted multiple shows, involving characters in various situations. The main plot can be resolved within a single episode or over the length of the entire series.

4. TV Movies

Scripted single show, involving characters in various situations. The main plot is resolved within the single programme.

5. Virtual Reality 

Scripted or non-scripted entertainment, available only online, from webisodes and interactive stories to virtual reality (360°) or augmented reality.

6. Reality & Factual Entertainment 

Programmes in which a situation or topic is treated through real-life characters or actors (re-enactment) or programmes which follow real-life characters.

7. Performing Arts & Cultural Programmes 

Programmes featuring stage recordings and television adaptations of performing arts, or documentaries dedicated to art forms or artists.

8. Game Shows 

Studio or location-based shows which, through a range of physical or mental challenges, culminate in winners and losers. This category includes quizzes, panel games, reality programmes and puzzle-based shows.

9. Entertainment 

Variety shows and events, either one-off or shown as a series, showcasing performance artists.

10. Children & Youth Programmes 

Programmes produced specifically for children and young people (above the age of 6).