Rose d’Or 2020 finalists announced

Rose d’Or 2020 finalists announced
Nominees in the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards, one of the world's most prestigious awards for entertainment programming, have been announced for the 2020 digital edition.

The shortlist of the 59th edition, selected from 766 entries across 12 categories, was voted for by over 80 international judges from across the television industry.

Given the extraordinary challenges faced in 2020, this year’s awards also includes a special category to recognise Innovation In The Time of COVID, with finalists from Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, the US and UK.

This year Rose d’Or Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony, hosted by comedian Nish Kumar. The ceremony will stream on on December 9.

During the ceremony, four special awards will also be presented for Lifetime Achievement, Performance of the Year, Emerging Talent and The Golden Rose, which honours the outstanding entertainment programme or series of the past year. In 2019 The Golden Rose was won by the drama series, Chernobyl.

The Rose d’Or is owned and operated by C21Media Enterprises in association with the European Broadcasting Union.

Mark Rowland, chair of the 2020 judges, said: “At a time when the medium of television has never played a more central role in our lives – and when producing programmes has never been more challenging – we’ve seen an amazing breadth of subjects and creative treatments. With production standards higher than ever, across the globe. Congratulations to all the nominees on an amazing achievement.

Markus Sterky, chair of the European Broadcasting Union TV Committee, said: “The Rose d’Or Awards have always been a major moment in the industry calendar but this year, more than ever, being able to celebrate our achievements is fundamental. This year has seen a record number of entries and the resulting nominee list is truly international, with a diverse range of topics and talent, showing breath-taking quality. That these productions have been created in spite of the challenges of Covid-19 is phenomenal. For me, impactful stories matter and can resonate with audiences for decades. This is a shortlist that we will still be talking about in years to come.”

Rose d’Or nominees 2020:


(UK) - BBC Studios/BBC3

Secret Gameshow (Japan) - Asahi Broadcasting TV Corporation/NBCUniversal Formats/ABC/Asahi

Woke (USA) - ABC Studios/Sony Pictures Television/Song Pics Television/Hulu

Did You Get the Message? (Belgium) - SHELTER/BE ENTERTAINMENT/VTM (DPG Media)

R (Mexico) - ViacomCBS International Studios – Claro Video/ViacomCBS International Studios/Paramount Network

Toren C (Netherlands) - Hollands Licht Producties/BlazHoffski Productions B.V./VPRO/NPO3


257 Reasons to Live
(Russia) - Yellow, Black and White/START/Beta Film

Parliament (France) - Cinétévé/Artémis Productions/CineCentrum/France TV Distribution/

Sex Education (UK/USA) - Eleven Film/Netflix

Two Weeks to Live (UK) - Kudos Productions/Endemol Shine International/Sky One

Feel Good (UK) - Objective Fiction/Objective Media Group Scotland/All3media International/Channel 4/Netflix

This Way Up (UK) - Merman Television Ltd/Sky NBCU/Channel 4


(USA/Germany) - Studio Airlift/RealFilm/Netflix

Babylon Berlin (Germany) - X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh/ARD Degeto/WRD/Beta Film/Sky

Normal People (UK) - Element Pictures/BBC/Hulu/ BBC Three/BBC One

Das Boot (Germany) - Sky Deutschland/Bavaria Fiction/NBC Universal Global Distribution/Sky Germany

The Capture (UK) - Heyday Television/NBCUniversal International Studios/NBCUniversal Global Distribution/BBC One

Baghdad Central (UK) - Euston Films/Fremantle/Channel 4


District 31
(Canada) - Aetios Productions/Aetios Distribution/Radio-Canada

Victoria Small (Argentina) - ViacomCBS International Studios/ViacomCBS International Studios/Telefe

A Life Worth Living (Brazil) -Globo

Casualty (UK) - BBC Studios/BBC ONE

Nazare (Portugal) - SP Televisão S.A./SIC- Sociedade Independente de Comunicação

100 Dias Para Enamorarnos (USA) - Telemundo Global Studios/NBCUniversal Global Distribution/Telemundo


Still Standing
(Canada) - Frantic Films/DR Salg/Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC)

We’ll Meet Again (Israel) - Kuma Studios/Kan 11

The School That Tried to End Racism (UK) - Proper Content/Banijay/Channel 4

Smuggled (UK) - ScreenDog Productions/ENDEMOL SHINE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED/Channel 4

Generation Dating (Ireland) - Coco Content/A+E Networks/Virgin Media Television/Virgin Media One

Race Across the World (UK) - Studio Lambert/BBC TWO


The Forum
(Germany) - Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Berlin GmbH & Co. KG

Confronting Holocaust Denial: David Baddiel (UK) - Wall to Wall Media Ltd

For Sama (UK) - ITN PRODUCTIONS/Syrian Arab Republic

Afghanistan. The Wounded Land (Germany) - LOOKSfilm

The Unwanted: Secret Windrush Files (UK) - Uplands Television Limited

Once Upon a Time in Iraq (UK) - Keo Films


The Great World Theatre: Salzburg and its Festivals
(Austria) - pre tv Gesellschaft für Film- und Videoproduktion m.b.H./Unitel/ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

This House is Full of Music (UK) - Swan Films/BBC One

Lee Miller: A Life on the Frontline (UK) - Erica Starling Productions and Ronachan Films/BBC/BBC Two

Wim Wenders, Desperado (Germany) - NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk)/Studio Hamburg Enterprises/Das Erste (ARD)

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (UK) - Words & Poems Ltd/Dogwoof/Roadside Attractions/BBC Two

Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (UK) - Footwork Films Ltd/Manilla Productions Ltd/BBC Two


Mute It
(Japan) - NIPPON TV

There’s Something About Movies (UK) - CPL Productions/Motion Content Group/Sky/Sky One

The Wonderbox (France) - Capa/Newen Connect/France 3

The Way Out (Belgium) - Roses Are Blue/Be Entertainment/VTM – DPG Media

Beat The Channel (Germany) - Florida Entertainment/Red Arrow Studios International/ProSieben

Lego Masters USA (USA) - Endemol Shine North America and Tuesday’s Child under license from The LEGO Group/Banijay Rights/Plan B Entertainment/FOX


Malory Towers
(UK/Canada) - Malory Towers/King Bert/WildBrain/CBBC

First Day (Australia) - Epic Films/Australian Children’s Television Foundation/Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Never Have I Ever (USA) - Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group/3 Arts Entertainment/Original Langster/ Kaling International/Netflix

FYI Investigates: Children Caught in the Crossfire - Fresh Start Media/Sky/Sky News/Sky Kids

The Tiger Who Came to Tea (UK) - Lupus Films/NBCUniversal/Channel 4

Nighthawks (Belgium) - De Mensen/Newen Connect/Ketnet/VRT


Labels: Young and Homeless
(Belgium) - VRT/VRT Sales/VRT NWS YouTube channel

Anne Frank Video Diary (Netherlands) - Every Media

The Square Root (USA) - Gunnpark Entertainment

Content (Australia) - Ludo Studio/ABC TV

Cancelled (Spain) - More Sauce/Facebook

The Shape of Us (UK) - BBC Scotland Multiplatform Productions/BBC Ideas


Petrolio: Breathless
(Italy) - Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana

The Proms 2020 (UK) - Livewire Pictures/BBC

Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special (USA) - Fulwell 73/CBS Studios

At Home (Spain) - HBO Europe

Front Messages (Netherlands) - BNNVARA

Container Cup (Belgium) - Woestijnvis/Primitives/VIER


Peter 2.0: The Making of a Cyborg
(UK) - We Are Unedited for Cardiff Productions/Apple/Spotify/Acast

Agendum (UK) - Pozzitive Television Ltd BBC Radio 4

The Nobody Zone (Ireland) - RTÉ Documentary On One/Third Ear Productions/RTÉ/Third Ear

Treasure Island: The hunt for the Falcon Blanco (Ireland) - RTÉ

Tunnel 29 (UK) - BBC Radio 4

Nut Jobs: Cracking California’s Strangest $10 million Heist (Australia) - Somethin’ Else/Audible
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