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Finalists unveiled for 59th annual Rose d’Or Awards

BBC2′s global travel competition Race Across the World and Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ feature-length documentary For Sama (pictured; for ITN Productions) are among the non-fiction projects vying for the 2020 Rose d’Or Awards. The ...
November 12, 2020

BBC2′s global travel competition Race Across the World and Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ feature-length documentary For Sama (pictured; for ITN Productions) are among the non-fiction projects vying for the 2020 Rose d’Or Awards.

The Rose d’Or Awards honor entertainment programming from around the world and is operated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). For this year’s digital edition, more than 760 programs were submitted for consideration across 12 awards categories.

This year’s shortlist was voted for by an esteemed international panel of 80 judges from across the television industry.

The virtual Rose d’Or Awards ceremony will be presented by comedian Nish Kumar and streams across Rosedor.com on Dec. 9. During the ceremony, four additional awards will be presented for Lifetime Achievement, Performance of the Year, Emerging Talent and The Golden Rose, which honors the outstanding entertainment program or series of the past year.

“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,” said Markus Sterky, chair of the European Broadcasting Union TV Committee, in a statement. “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.”

The unscripted Rose d’Or nominees follow below. For the full list of nominees, click here.

Reality and Factual Entertainment 

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

Smuggled
ScreenDog Productions/ENDEMOL SHINE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED/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

Documentary

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
LOOKSfilm/Germany

The Unwanted: Secret Windrush Files
Uplands Television Limited/UK

Once Upon a Time in Iraq
Keo Films/UK

Studio Entertainment

Mute It
NIPPON TV/Japan

There’s Something About Movies
CPL Productions and Motion Content Group/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

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