The Crown & Peaky Blinders Fight It Out In Rose DOr Awards As Joanna Lumley Scores Lifetime Achievement Award

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Its a big day for awards nominations… but before we get to the Emmy noms, The Crown, Peaky Blinders and The Handmaids Tale are going head-to-head against German series Babylon Berlin in the Rose DOr awards.

The four shows have been nominated for the European television awards, which cover a broad range of scripted and non-scripted genres.

The nominations (below) comes as the European Broadcasting Union revealed that Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley will be given a Lifetime Achievement award at the event, which takes place on September 19. She will be honored for her work on TV, which also includes Sapphire and Steel, as well as film roles including Bond film On Her Majestys Secret Service as well as more recently The Wolf Of Wall Street.

“I am so thrilled and honoured to receive the Rose dOr in September”, said Lumley. “I cant tell you what it means to me. Its an absolute thrill, something I would never have dreamed of.”

“Were delighted to welcome Joanna to Berlin and celebrate her incredible career,” said EBU Head of Television and Rose dOr organizer Jeroen Depraetere. “Were also pleased to see the number of entries for this years Rose dOr was even higher than last year which shows the power of these awards, in their 57th year, to engage the global entertainment community.” he added. “The EBU is proud that once again the Rose dOr Awards can provide a place where the worlds entertainment makers can come together and celebrate their best work.”

NOMINEES:

DRAMA SERIES
The Crown – Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix (US)
Peaky Blinders – Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC (UK)
Babylon Berlin – X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film for Sky Germany and ARD (Germany)
The Handmaids Tale – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for Telekom EntertainTV Serien (Germany)

COMEDY
Cunk on Britain – House of Tomorrow for BBC (UK)
Grotescos Seven Masterpieces – The Refugee Crisis: A Musical – FLX for SVT (Sweden)
Trixie Wonderland – Weihnachten mit Trixie Dörfel – Beckground TV + Filmproduktion GmbH for WDR (Germany)
Lip Synch Stories – De Mensen for VTM (Belgium)

SITCOM
Detectorists – Acorn Media Enterprises, Channel X North, Treasure Trove Productions and Lola Entertainment for Acorn TV and BBC, (US/UK)
The Windsors – Noho Film and Television for Channel 4, (UK)
The Young Offenders – Vico Films Ltd. for BBC (UK)
Magda macht das schon! – Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH for RTL (Germany)

LIMITED SERIES AND TV MOVIE
Black Mirror – House of Tomorrow for Netflix (US)
Murdered for Being Different – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit for BBC
A Very English Scandal – Blueprint Television Ltd for BBC, United Kingdom
Maria Theresa ½ – Maya Production in association with MR Film and Beta Film for Czech Television, ORF, RTVS, MTVA, Czech Republic

AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY
Civilisations AR App – BBC Research and Development for BBC, United Kingdom
Damming The Nile – BBC, United Kingdom
Ulm Stories – The Dream of Flying – Interactive Media Foundation GmbH, Filmtank GmbH, Demodern GmbH, Germany

REALITY AND FACTUAL
Boligkøb i Blinde (Buying Blind) – produced by Snowman Productions; created by Kinetic Content for TV3, Denmark
Finding an Heir – SVT, Sweden
Tweestrijd – Skyhigh TV for EO / NPO3, Netherlands
Down the Road – Roses Are Blue for VRT, Belgium

ARTS
Akram Khan: Can We Live With Robots – Swan Films for Channel 4, United Kingdom
Betroffenheit – 3 minutes West for BBC, United Kingdom
2Cellos 2Faces – RTV Slovenija, Slovenia
Microphone – Zone3 Inc for Télé-Québec, Canada

GAME SHOW
What Would Your Kid Do? – Boomerang (part of Twofour Group) for ITV, United Kingdom
Big Bounce Battle – Endemol Shine Nederland, Endemol Shine Germany for RTL, Germany
5 Gold Rings – Possessed for ITV, United Kingdom
Sorry About That – Warner Bros. International Television Production Belgium for VRT, Belgium

ENTERTAINMENT
The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night – Spun Gold TV for ITV, United Kingdom
Roberto Bolle – Dance with Me – RaiUno & Ballandi Multimedia for Rai, Italy
The Story of My Life – Talpa Germany GmbH & Co. KG for VOX, Germany
Pabllo Vittar, Pleased To Meet You – Globosat, Brazil

CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Overshadowed – Rollem Productions for BBC, United Kingdom
The Highway Rat – Magic Light Pictures for BBC, United Kingdom
#tagged – VERTOV for KRO-NCRV / NPO 3, Netherlands
Find Me in Paris – Cottonwood Media for ZDF, France Télévisions, Disney Channel France and Italy and Hulu, France

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