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Rose d’Or 2020 finalists announced

Rose D'OR

Nominees in the prestigious 59th Rose d’Or Awards have been announced, selected from 766 entries across 12 categories, for the 2020 digital edition.

The shortlist was voted for by over 80 international judges from across the television industry and includes entries from every major territory in the world.

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.

Mark.pngMark 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 Markus.pngtruly 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.” 

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.

Rose d’Or nominees 2020:



BBC Studios/BBC3/UK

Secret Gameshow
Asahi Broadcasting TV Corporation/NBCUniversal Formats/ABC/Asahi/Japan

ABC Studios/Sony Pictures Television/Song Pics Television/Hulu/USA

Did You Get the Message

ViacomCBS International Studios – Claro Video/ViacomCBS International Studios/Paramount Network/Mexico

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


Comedy Drama and Sitcom
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257 Reasons to Live
Yellow, Black and White/START/Super Production/Beta Film/TNT Channel/Russia

Cinétévé/Artémis Productions/CineCentrum/France TV Distribution/

Sex Education
Eleven Film/Netflix/UK/USA

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

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

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


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Studio Airlift/RealFilm/Netflix/Germany/USA

Babylon Berlin
X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh/Beta Film/Sky/Germany

Normal People
Element Pictures/BBC/Hulu/ BBC Three/BBC One/UK

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

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

Baghdad Central
Euston Films/Fremantle/Channel 4/UK


Soap or Telenovela

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

Victoria Small
ViacomCBS International Studios/ViacomCBS International Studios/Telefe/Argentina

A Life Worth Living


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

100 Dias Para Enamorarnos
Telemundo Global Studios/NBCUniversal Global Distribution/Telemundo/USA


Reality and Factual Entertainment
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Still Standing
Frantic Films/DR Salg/Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC)/Canada

We’ll Meet Again
Kuma Studios/Kan 11/Israel

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


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

Race Across the World
Studio Lambert/BBC TWO/UK



The Forum
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Berlin GmbH & Co. KG/Germany

Confronting Holocaust Denial: David Baddiel
Wall to Wall Media Ltd/UK

For Sama
ITN PRODUCTIONS/Syrian Arab Republic/UK

Afghanistan. The Wounded Land

The Unwanted: Secret Windrush Files
Uplands Television Limited/UK

Once Upon a Time in Iraq
Keo Films/UK



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

This House is Full of Music
Swan Films/BBC Two/UK

Lee Miller – A Life on the Frontline
Erica Starling Productions and Ronachan Films/BBC/BBC Two/UK

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

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

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


Studio Entertainment

Mute It

There’s Something About Movies
CPL Productions/Sky/Sky One/UK

The Wonderbox
Capa/Newen Distribution/France 3/France

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

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

Lego Masters USA
Endemol Shine North America and Tuesday’s Child under license from The LEGO Group/Banijay Rights/FOX/USA


Children and Youth

Malory Towers
Malory Towers/WildBrain/CBBC/Canada

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

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

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

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

De Mensen/Newen Distribution/Ketnet/VRT/Belgium


Social Media and Video Series

Labels: Young and Homeless
VRT/VRT Sales/VRT NWS youtube channel/Belgium

Anne Frank Video Diary
Every Media/Netherlands

The Square Root
Gunnpark Entertainment/United States

Ludo Studio/ABC TV/Australia

More Sauce/Facebook/Spain

The Shape of Us
BBC Scotland Multiplatform Productions/BBC Ideas/UK


Innovation in the Time of Covid

Petrolio (Breathless)
Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana/Italy

The Proms 2020
Livewire Pictures/BBC/UK

Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special
Fulwell 73/CBS Television Studios/UK

At Home
HBO Europe/Spain

Front Messages

Container Cup


Audio Entertainment

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

Pozzitive Television Ltd BBC Radio 4/UK

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

Treasure Island: The hunt for the Falcon Blanco

Tunnel 29
BBC Radio 4/UK

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








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