News | RTL Group | Cologne/Potsdam, 09/02/2021

14 Mediengruppe RTL And UFA Formats Nominated For German Television Awards

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and UFA have a total of 14 formats in the running for this year’s German Television Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on September 16. RTL will time-shift the broadcast of the awards ceremony to that same evening.

Fourteen Mediengruppe RTL and UFA formats and productions or their contributors have been nominated for this year’s German Television Awards in various categories. An independent jury of experts chaired by producer and former UFA CEO Wolf Bauer reviewed programs from the period between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 and nominated outstanding achievements for the 22nd German Television Awards.

RTL is pleased to have five nominees, while the production company UFA, part of Fremantle has two: The UFA production “Take Me Out” is nominated in the Best Entertainment Show category, and Ralf Schmitz has also been nominated as Best Host Entertainment for presenting the dating show – as has Daniel Hartwich for the show “Let’s Dance.” The RTL special “Angriff auf unsere Kinder und was WIR dagegen machen können!” (“Attack on our children and what WE can do about it”) is nominated in the Best Infotainment category. And Katia Convents’ costume design for “Let’s Dance” is up for an award in the Best Production Design Entertainment category.

TV Now also nominated five times

Vox is in the running for a German Television Award with three nominations: “Altes Haus sucht Mitbewohner” and “Showtime of my Life– Stars gegen Krebs” are competing for the Best Factual Entertainment award. “First Dates Hotel” is up for the Best Entertainment Reality award. TV Now, the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland streaming service, is nominated five times. The first lesbian dating show, “Princess Charming,” is up for Best Entertainment Reality. The TV Now series “KBV – Keine besonderen Vorkommnisse” is nominated for Best Comedy Series. Together with TV Now, RTL Zwei is in the running for Best Drama Series with “Wir sind jetzt.” Lisa-Marie Koroll is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Wir sind jetzt,” among other things. Philip Drangmeister and Xenia Kalinitchenko are up for the Best Editing Information/Documentary award for “Stern Crime: Der Alptraummann,” while Eva Gühne is nominated for Best Cinematography Information/Documentary for her work on “Stern Crime: Der Alptraummann.”

The German Television Awards ceremony will take place on September 16 as part of an open-air show at the Tanzbrunnen in Cologne. The evening will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. The German Television Awards have been awarded since 1999 by RTL, ARD, Sat.1, and ZDF in recognition of outstanding achievements in television. This year, it is RTL’s turn to organize the event; the channel will broadcast the awards ceremony, time-shifted to that evening.