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Joanna Lumley to receive Lifetime Achievement Award as nominees announced for 57th Rose d'Or Awards

July 12, 2018

This year's Lifetime Achievement Rose d'Or will be given to British actress and broadcaster Joanna Lumley, known globally for her role as Patsy in BBC sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous", for which she won two BAFTA TV Awards.

Lumley's 50 year career has also seen her star in "The New Avengers", "Sapphire and Steel" and James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Most recently she has fronted numerous travel documentaries for ITV, played Leonardo diCaprio's aunt in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and brought her iconic "Absolutely Fabulous" role to the big screen. 

"I am so thrilled and honoured to receive the Rose d'Or in September", said Joanna.

"I can't tell you what it means to me. It's an absolute thrill, something I would never have dreamed of."

 “We're delighted to welcome Joanna to Berlin and celebrate her incredible career," said EBU Head of Television and Rose d’Or organizer Jeroen Depraetere. 

"We're also pleased to see the number of entries for this year's Rose d'Or was even higher than last year which shows the power of these awards, in their 57th year, to engage the global entertainment community.” he added. "The EBU is proud that once again the Rose d’Or Awards can provide a place where the world's entertainment makers can come together and celebrate their best work.”

Those nominated in each category are invited to attend the Rose d'Or Market Forum – an afternoon of discussions and screenings; giving them a chance to network with programme makers from around the world.

The Rose d'Or Entertainer of The Year award will also be given out in Berlin to recognise one person's achievements in the past 12 months. 

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More information on the Rose d'Or Awards can be found on the Rose d'Or Twitter and Facebook pages. Follow the hashtags #RDO18 and #RosedOr


Full list of nominees 



  • Cunk on Britain – House of Tomorrow for BBC, United Kingdom
  • Grotesco's Seven Masterpieces – The Refugee Crisis: a musical – FLX for SVT, Sweden
  • Trixie Wonderland – Weihnachten mit Trixie Dörfel – Beckground TV + Filmproduktion GmbH for WDR, Germany
  • Lip Synch Stories – De Mensen for VTM, Belgium



  • Detectorists, Series 3 – Acorn Media Enterprises, Channel X North, Treasure Trove Productions and Lola Entertainment for Acorn TV and BBC, USA & UK
  • The Windsors – Noho Film and Television for Channel 4, United Kingdom
  • The Young Offenders – Vico Films Ltd. for BBC, United Kingdom
  • Magda macht das schon! – Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH for RTL, Germany



  • The Crown – Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, USA
  • Peaky Blinders – Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC, United Kingdom
  • Babylon Berlin – X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film for Sky Germany and ARD, Germany
  • The Handmaid's Tale – MGM Television for Hulu, USA



  • Black Mirror – House of Tomorrow for Netflix, USA
  • Murdered for Being Different – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit for BBC, United Kingdom
  • A Very English Scandal – Blueprint Television Ltd for BBC, United Kingdom
  • Maria Theresa ½ – Maya Production in association with MR Film and Beta Film for Czech Television, ORF, RTVS, MTVA, Czech Republic



  • Civilisations AR App – BBC Research and Development for BBC, United Kingdom
  • Damming The Nile – BBC, United Kingdom
  • Ulm Stories - The Dream of Flying – Interactive Media Foundation gGmbH, Filmtank GmbH, Demodern GmbH, Germany



  • Boligkøb i Blinde (Buying Blind) – produced by Snowman Productions; created by Kinetic Content for TV3, Denmark
  • Finding an Heir – SVT, Sweden
  • Tweestrijd – Skyhigh TV for EO / NPO3, Netherlands
  • Down the Road – Roses Are Blue for VRT, Belgium



  • Akram Khan: Can We Live With Robots – Swan Films for Channel 4, United Kingdom
  • Betroffenheit – 3 minutes West for BBC, United Kingdom
  • 2Cellos 2Faces – RTV Slovenija, Slovenia
  • Microphone – Zone3 Inc for Télé-Québec, Canada



  • What Would Your Kid Do? – Boomerang (part of Twofour Group)  for ITV, United Kingdom
  • Big Bounce Battle – Endemol Shine Nederland, Endemol Shine Germany for RTL, Germany 
  • 5 Gold Rings – Possessed for ITV, United Kingdom
  • Sorry About That – Warner Bros. International Television Production Belgium for VRT, Belgium



  • The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night – Spun Gold TV for ITV, United Kingdom
  • Roberto Bolle - Dance with Me – RaiUno & Ballandi Multimedia for Rai, Italy
  • The Story of My Life – Talpa Germany GmbH & Co. KG for VOX, Germany
  • Pabllo Vittar, Pleased To Meet You – Globosat, Brazil



  • Overshadowed – Rollem Productions for BBC, United Kingdom
  • The Highway Rat – Magic Light Pictures for BBC One and ZDF, United Kingdom
  • #tagged – VERTOV for KRO-NCRV / NPO 3, Netherlands
  • Find Me in Paris – Cottonwood Media for ZDF, France Télévisions, Disney Channel France and Italy and Hulu, France