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Rose d’Or nominees unveiled

The nominees for the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards, which celebrate the best in TV, online and audio entertainment, have been announced.

Rose d’Or chair Sofia Helin

A jury of 60 from around the world, chaired by Swedish actress Sofia Helin (The Bridge), voted for a range of titles across 10 categories.

From James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke series to Channel 4’s new reality show The Circle, the awards received an unprecedented number of entries this year.

This year’s awards also include an audio entertainment category for the first time. The new category celebrates the success of podcasts, audiobooks and radio content from the past year.

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, the Rose d’Or Awards will be held in London after being hosted in Swiss town Montreux and then Berlin since 2014.

British comedian Lenny Henry will host the ceremony on December 3, which will also present awards for Performance of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and The Golden Rose, which honours a specific outstanding entertainment programme or series of the past year.

German comedienne Maren Kroymann will receive the Rose d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 with the other special awards to be announced ahead of the ceremony.

“I am overwhelmed and amazed that I will receive one of the most important international television awards,” she said. “This recognition means a lot to me.”

Helin said the range of shows nominated reflected the high quality of content produced globally.

“The shortlist for The Rose d’Or awards this year is brilliantly diverse, and we’re delighted to see so many international programmes shortlisted which reflects the outstanding and varied output of entertainment programming we have seen in the last year across the globe,” she said.

“With a record-breaking amount of entries this year, it is an incredibly exciting time for the Rose d’Or Awards especially as they near their 60th anniversary.”

In the Reality and Factual Entertainment category the nominees include Swedish series Blackout from public broadcaster SVT, Employable Me from Northern Pictures, All3Media and ABC in Australia, and Channel 4’s The Circle from Studio Lambert.

The BBC’s Brexitcast, a political podcast which recently made the transition to linear TV on BBC2, is one of the nominations in the inaugural Audio Entertainment category.

Sky Atlantic and HBO’s Chernobyl goes head to head with BBC1’s Killing Eve in a highly competitive Drama category which also includes BBC2’s 8 Days: To the Moon and Back, Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora, Sky Atlantic and HBO’s Succession and HBO and BBC1’s Years and Years.

A full list of the categories and nominations can be seen here.

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