PRESS RELEASE published on 12 Jul 2018

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

Entertainment programmes from 13 different countries have been nominated to win a coveted Rose d’Or award at the 57th annual ceremony in Berlin on Thursday 13 September, organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

The list of 39 nominees in 10 categories from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, represents the best in international television and online entertainment.

Nearly 500 programmes from around 300 broadcasters and production companies were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards.

Programme makers are competing to take home a coveted Rose d’Or Award in the following categories - Reality & Factual Entertainment, Arts, Game Shows, Entertainment, Comedy, Drama, Sitcom, Limited Series & TV Movie, Children & Youth and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality. The full list of nominees is below.

Lifetime Achievement 

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.

Journalists, photographers who wish to attend the Rose d’Or should email

More information on the Rose d'Or Awards can be found at and 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 – 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 (VR Programming, 3D Design and User Experience), 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, 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




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