Rose d’Or golden jubilee nominees revealed

Lucerne / London: The nominees for the 2010 Rose d'Or competition were announced today at simultaneous events in London and Lucerne. 110 shows have been selected by an international jury panel from 515 entries submitted, an all-time record in the festival's fifty year history.

The winners will be decided during the 50th Rose d’Or festival, which will take place in Lucerne from September 18th-22nd. The Rose d’Or, the only global award for television entertainment, is regarded by the industry as its most prestigious. 

Nominees from 22 countries

Festival Director Rolf Probala revealed details of the nominated programmes to invitees at BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) in London and Lucerne’s Schweizerhof Hotel, where this year’s festival will be based. The international breakdown of the nominees is: Argentina (3), Australia (4), Belgium (2), Canada (7), Denmark (2), Egypt (1), Finland (2), France (2), Germany (9), Israel (2), Netherlands (6), Norway (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Qatar (1), South Africa (2), South Korea (2), Spain (5), Switzerland (3), the United Arab Emirates (1), UK (48) and USA (3). 

This year Rose d’Or Awards will be given in the following categories: «Arts Documentary & Performing Arts», «Children & Youth», «Comedy», «Drama & Mini Series», «Game Show», «Multi-Platform», «Reality & Factual Entertainment», «Sitcom», «Soap & Telenovela» and «Variety & Live Event Show». In the special «Social Award» category, the programme which best deals in a direct and enlightening manner with a significant social and humanitarian subject will be selected. From among the winners of all categories, the most outstanding programme will be awarded with the «Best of 2010». The Honorary Rose will be given to two leading international industry figures, and to a programme which has made television history. 

Highlights of the Golden Jubilee

During the festival the Grand Jury will convene in Lucerne to decide the winners of each competition category as well as the «Social Award» and the «Best of 2010». The Golden Roses will be awarded at a Golden Jubilee Gala on the evening of September 22nd at the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne KKL, on the shore of Lake Lucerne. The Awards Ceremony will be integrated into a show celebrating 50 years of television history, with special guest stars and celebrity presenters, as the climax of the 50th anniversary celebrations. During the festival there will also be a full conference programme, with the Rose d’Or Forum and a series of workshops looking towards the future of the industry, Comedy Nights and other events. 

Full details will be published on www.rosedor.ch

Rose d’Or – the television industry’s most important award 

Rose d’Or is one of the world’s most important festivals in television entertainment. It was founded in Montreux in 1961 and has taken place in Lucerne since 2004. Television professionals, producers and executives from private and public television stations as well as heads of production companies take part. Since its inception the festival has been a key network platform for the television entertainment industry and a market place of ideas. The Rose d’Or concludes with the glamorous Awards Ceremony during which Golden Roses for the best television entertainment programs are presented. With its coveted awards the Rose d’Or recognizes originality, quality and creativity and sets the standards for television entertainment.