Nominations for the 2010 Rose d’Or competition, taking place on September 22 in Lucerne, Switzerland, have been announced. UK television shows fared especially well, with British programming nabbing the bulk of nominations in the reality/ fact ent category.
In that category, UK nominations include Blood, Sweat and Takeaways, produced by Ricochet for the BBC; Coach Trip, produced by 12 Yard Productions for Channel 4; Famous, Rich & Homeless, produced by Love Productions for BBC One; How the Other Half Live, produced by RDF Media for Channel 4; One Born Every Minute, produced by Dragonfly Productions for Channel 4; Pineapple Dance Studios, produced by Pulse Films for Sky1 and Top Gear, produced by the BBC. Other nominations in the category from outside the UK include Hello Goodbye, produced by BlazHoffski for NCRV; Let’s Rock, produced by Spain’s Media 3.14 and The Day Before I Die, produced by Aito Media and distributed by Small World IFT.
In the arts documentary and performing arts category, nominees include: A Country Imagined, submitted by South Africa’s Curious Pictures; Ballet Boyz: The Rite of Spring from the BBC; Comrade Couture from Germany’s ZDF; Dance in America: NY Export – Opus Jazz from Thirteen for WNET.ORG; ARTE France’s Furious Force of Rhymes; Jordi Savall & the Borgias from Spain’s Lavinia Productora; Leif Ove Andsnes: Reframed from Norway’s NRK Hordaland; Lucas & Arthur Lussen – Two Normal Brothers from NPO in the Netherlands; Paul Nizon: A Day that isn’t Written is a Day that isn’t Lived from Switzerland’s Schweizer Fernsehen; The Royal Ballet in Cuba from Channel 4 in the UK; The Neighbour from Nordisk Film TV in Norway and ZDF’s The Radical Gardener.
The game show category includes the following nominations: Bingo Banko from Babyfoot in Denmark; Cash at Your Door from Matar Productions in Israel; Extreme Wedding Album from Israel’s Armoza Formats; Hot Seat from Australia’s Nine Network; I Know What You Did Last Friday from Eyeworks International; One World from Zodiak Entertainment; The Cube from the UK’s Objective Productions; The Golden Bell Challenge from the Korean Broadcasting System and The Line Up from Eyeworks Entertainment in the Netherlands.
Social award nominations for factual programs went to Ballet Boyz: The Rite of Spring; Blood, Sweat and Takeaways; Famous, Rich and Homeless and Furious Force of Rhymes as well as Germany’s Desert Tears from SevenOne International and ProSieben Galileo; Everything is a Present from Allegro Films in the UK; Go Silent from Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk; Inside Hana’s Suitcase from Xenophile Media in Canada; John Safran’s Race Relations from Princess Pictures for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Sofa Surfers from the UK’s Walsh Bros Ltd. for the BBC.
Canadian ice-skating competition series Battle of the Blades, produced by Insight Production Company Ltd., picked up a nomination in the variety and live event show category, while factual-oriented cross-platform projects garnering noms in the multi-platform category include Channel 4′s Embarrassing Bodies Live, Xenophile’s Inside Hana’s Suitcase and the BBC’s Virtual Revolution.
Nominations were chosen out of 515 submissions from around the world. Programming originating from the UK grabbed the most nominations, with 48 in total, while Germany was a very distant second place, pulling in nine nominations, and Canada just behind Germany with seven. Programs from the U.S. pulled in only three nominations.
The 50th Rose d’Or Global Television Festival takes place from September 18-22.