Netflix series wins German TV award – and hardly anyone knows it

Unlike the US, where HBO has been the biggest winner at the Emmys lately, pay-TV and streaming services haven’t taken the lead in Germany’s remote. But they are getting closer and closer to established TV stations, which is also reflected in the winners of the German Television Prize.

For example, on Wednesday evening it won the “Faking Hitler” award as the best drama series about the fake Hitler diaries, which premiered on the RTL + streaming service and was freely available in Germany for the first time on the evening of the awards ceremony. . The streaming service also won in the “Best Small Series” category. Netflix won the mini-series “The Billion Dollar Code”, which has not yet been noted as a huge hit with the audience. That may change now.

“Billion Dollar Token” (Premiere October 2021) It is based on an almost unbelievable true story: in 1994, two Berlin students from the University of the Arts and members of the Chaos computer club (played by Juri Müller and Carsten Schluetter) developed a program with which they could use satellite images to navigate to any point on Earth. Eleven years later, Google made a very similar program available with Maps. Did they steal the Terravision code? The Berlin developers (Mišel Matičević and “Tatort” star Mark Waschke played the old characters) subsequently sued Google for patent infringement. The series tells how the battle of David and Goliath ends.

Actor Moritz Bleptro (51) and his RTL + series “Faking Hitler” were the biggest winners of the second part of this year’s German Television Awards. The actor received the “Best Actor” award on ZDF’s “Highlights TV Show of the Year” moderated by Barbara Schönberger (48).

Actress Frederic Becht (35) also received awards as Best Actress for her work in the ARD thriller “Schneller als die Angst” and Giovanni Zarrella (44) for “Best Individual Performance / Moderate Entertainment” for his participation in “Die Show Giovanni Zarrella” on ZDF.

These products were also honored

In addition, among other things, on Wednesday evening, “Best Entertainment Show” received “Who Steals the Show?” By and with Joko Winterscheidt (43) and Amazon production “LOL – Last One Laughing” presented awards in the “Best Comedy / Late Night” category. The Wannsee Conference (ZDF) also won the award for “Best TV Movie”.

“Kampf der Realitystars” (RTLzwei) won the “Best Entertainment Reality” award, which was accepted by moderator Kathy Hummels (34). The “Best Multiple Part” was “The Billion Dollar Code” from the streaming portal Netflix, an honorary award for the work of her life was accepted by actress Iris Berben (72). The latter was previously reported.

The first part of the awards ceremony on Tuesday

The first prizes for the German Television Prize 2022 were presented on Tuesday evening at the Ehrenfeld studio in Cologne as part of the “Creative Night”. The jury chose the winners in the creator categories for the program fields of fiction, entertainment and information.

Jan Boehmermann (41 years old) won Best Entertainment Book with Marcus Hennig, Hannah Herbst and Nora Nagel for ZDF Magazin Royale. The “ZDF Magazin Royale” team has already won in this category in 2021.

Among the other award winners:

In the “Best Fantasy Director” category, Cyril Boss and Philip Steinert for “Der Bass”, “Best Fantasy Book” winners Magnus Vatrout and Paul Mummertz for “Die Wannseekonferenz” and “Best Fantasy Camera”. And Philip Bishlow also for “Der Bass”.

Other award winners in the “Best Fantasy Editing” category include Frederic Weimar for Schneller als die Angst, and “Best Musical Fiction” went to Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckart and Matthias Petsche for “Eldorado KaDeWe – Now It’s Our Time” and Petra also won Albert in ‘Best Fictional Design’ with the ‘El Dorado Cadewe – Now’s Our Time’ award. The category “Best Entertainment Director” went to Johannes Speicher for “Who Steals the Show from Me?”

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