Nine comedy Here Come the Habibs and ABC’s You Can’t Ask That have both been nominated for a prestigious Rose D’Or Award.
They are the only Australian programmes selected from over 430 submissions, but will have to compete with the entries from the UK, Belgium & Germany.
Here Come the Habibs is again up against UK’s Fleabag which it lost out to at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Aussie nominees in the past have included Please Like Me, John Safran’s Race Relations, The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, The Librarians, The Chaser’s War on Everything, while wins went to The Eternity Man, Gruen Sweat & Go Back to Where You Came.
The Drama category will include The Night Manager, The Crown and The Young Pope.
“We’re thrilled that the Rose d’Or has once again attracted a huge amount of interest from the global entertainment community,” said EBU Head of Television and Rose d’Or organiser Jeroen Depraetere.
“The fantastic creativity on show this year has meant our juries have had a tough job selecting the 40 nominees competing to win a Rose d’Or trophy in Berlin. As well as shows from all over Europe we’re excited to see the first show from Latin America nominated as well as the best in entertainment from Canada and Australia. The EBU is proud that once again the Rose d’Or Awards can provide a place where the global entertainment gold standard can shine brightly.”
Dame Angela Lansbury will receive a Lifetime Achievement award to celebrate her immense contribution to the world of entertainment. A new award will also be handed to the Entertainer of The Year to recognise their global impact in the past 12 months.
Winners will be announced in Berlin on 19th September.
REALITY & FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Greetings From 19xx – Belgium, Lecter Media
Muslims Like Us – United Kingdom, Love Productions / BBC Two
This Time Next Year – United Kingdom, Twofour / ITV
You Can’t Ask That – Australia, ABC TV
Dante & the Invention of Hell – Italy, Sky Italia SRL
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Sweden, SVT
The Secret of a Master Painter – The Netherlands, NPO 2
Young Men – United Kingdom, BalletBoyz Ltd. / BBC Two
Babushka – United Kingdom, STV Productions / ITV
Bigheads – United Kingdom, Primal Media / Sony Pictures Television
Só Pra Parodiar – Brazil, Multishow / Winnin
The Wall (Face au Mur) – France, Endemol Shine France / TF1
Britain’s Got Talent – United Kingdom, ITV
Kitchen Impossible –Germany, Endemol Shine Germany GmbH
Mindf*ck – The Netherlands, OVP / NPO1
Stasera a Casa Mika (Tonight at Mika’s Home) – Italy, RAI 2
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Anti Bully Club – The Netherlands, Evangelische Omroep
Club der roten Bänder (Red Bracelets) – Germany, Bantry Bay / VOX
Hashtag – Sweden, Zentropa Sweden / SVT
Inside My Head: A Newsround Special – United Kingdom, CBBC
Brexaggedon?! – United Kingdom, Hat Trick Productions Ltd. / BBC 2
Fleabag – United Kingdom, True Brothers Pictures / BBC 3
Here Come the Habibs – Australia, Jungle / Channel Nine Australia
Kroymann – Germany, BTF GmbH / Das Erste
Henry IX – United Kingdom, Retort / Serious Comedy / Gold
People Just Do Nothing – United Kingdom, Roughcut TV / BBC3
Wingman – Finland, YLE
Witless – United Kingdom, Objective Fiction / BBC One / BBC3
The Crown – United Kingdom, Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
The Night Manager – United Kingdom, The Ink Factory / Demarest / Character Seven / BBC One
Nobel – Peace at Any Cost – Norway, Monster Scripted / DRG
The Young Pope – United Kingdom, SKY / HBO / Canal+
Camp Holland – The Netherlands, KeyFilm / Evangelische Omroep
King Charles III – United Kingdom, Drama Republic / BBC Two
Reg – United Kingdom, LA Productions / BBC One
The Verdict – Germany, Beta Film GmbH / ARD
At Anton’s Home – Denmark, DR
The Enemy – France, Camera Lucida Productions
Halcyon – Canada, Secret Location
Lost in time – United Kingdom / Norway, FremantleMedia Norway / The Future Group / TV Norge