Productions by VIS, Telemundo, Globo and HBO Spain will compete in the 59th edition of the prestigious TV awards.

Nominees in the prestigious 59th Rose d’Or Awards have been announced, selected from 766 entries across 12 categories, for the 2020 digital edition.

The shortlist was voted for by over 80 international judges from across the television industry and includes entries from every major territory in the world.

Given the extraordinary challenges faced in 2020, this year’s awards also includes a special category to recognise Innovation In The Time of COVID, with finalists from Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, the US and UK.

Mark Rowland, chair of the 2020 judges, said: “At a time when the medium of television has never played a more central role in our lives – and when producing programmes has never been more challenging – we’ve seen an amazing breadth of subjects and creative treatments. With production standards higher than ever, across the globe. Congratulations to all the nominees on an amazing achievement.”

The list of finalists includes several titles from Latin America and Spain, including R, the ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), Claro Video and Paramount Network series, which is cometing in the Best Comedy category.

Another VIS series, Victoria Small, is also nominated, this time in the Best Telenovela category, competing against 100 días para enamorarnos by Telemundo Global Studios and A Life Worth Living by Globo.

Lastly, two nominees from Spain made the cut: At Home (HBO Spain) and digital series Canceled (More Sauce for Facebook).

This year’s awards will be announced in a virtual ceremony presented by comedian Nish Kumar at the Rosedor on December 9.

All the nominees:


BBC Studios/BBC3/UK

Secret Gameshow
Asahi Broadcasting TV Corporation/NBCUniversal Formats/ABC/Asahi/Japan

ABC Studios/Sony Pictures Television/Song Pics Television/Hulu/USA

Did You Get the Message
Shelter/BE Entertainment/VTM (DPG Media)/Belgium

ViacomCBS International Studios – Claro Video/ViacomCBS International Studios/Paramount Network/Mexico

Toren C
Hollands Licht Producties/BlazHoffski Productions B.V./VPRO/NPO3/Netherlands

Comedy Drama & Sitcom

257 Reasons to Live
Yellow, Black and White/START/Super Production/Beta Film/TNT Channel/Russia

Cinétévé/Artémis Productions/CineCentrum/France TV Distribution/

Sex Education
Eleven Film/Netflix/UK/USA

Two Weeks to Live
Kudos Productions/Endemol Shine International/Sky One/UK

Feel Good
Objective Fiction/Objective Media Group Scotland/All3media International/Channel 4/Netflix/UK

This Way Up
Merman Television Ltd/Sky NBCU/Channel 4/UK


Studio Airlift/RealFilm/Netflix/Germany/USA

Babylon Berlin
X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh/Beta Film/Sky/Germany

Normal People
Element Pictures/BBC/Hulu/ BBC Three/BBC One/UK

Das Boot
Sky Deutschland/Bavaria Fiction/NBC Universal Global Distribution/Sky Germany/Germany

The Capture
Heyday Television/NBCUniversal International Studios/NBCUniversal Global Distribution/BBC One/UK

Baghdad Central
Euston Films/Fremantle/Channel 4/UK

Soap & Telenovela

District 31
Aetios Productions/Aetios Distribution/Radio-Canada/Canada

Victoria Small
ViacomCBS International Studios/ViacomCBS International Studios/Telefe/Argentina

A Life Worth Living


SP Televisão S.A./SIC- Sociedade Independente de Comunicação/Portugal

100 días para enamorarnos
Telemundo Global Studios/NBCUniversal Global Distribution/Telemundo/USA

Reality & 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


Generation Dating
Coco Content/A+E Networks/Virgin Media Television/Virgin Media One/Ireland

Race Across the World
Studio Lambert/BBC TWO/UK

Studio Entertainment

Mute It
Nippon TV/Japan

There’s Something About Movies
CPL Productions/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

Children & Youth

Malory Towers
Malory Towers/WildBrain/CBBC/Canada

First Day
Epic Films/Australian Children’s Television Foundation/Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Australia

Never Have I Ever
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group/3 Arts Entertainment/Original Langster/ Kaling International/Netflix/USA

FYI Investigates: Children Caught in the Crossfire
Fresh Start Media/Sky/Sky News/Sky Kids

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Lupus Films/NBCUniversal/Channel 4/UK

De Mensen/Newen Distribution/Ketnet/VRT/Belgium

Social Media & Video Series

Labels: Young and Homeless
VRT/VRT Sales/VRT NWS youtube channel/Belgium

Anne Frank Video Diary
Every Media/Netherlands

The Square Root
Gunnpark Entertainment/United States

Ludo Studio/ABC TV/Australia

More Sauce/Facebook/Spain

The Shape of Us
BBC Scotland Multiplatform Productions/BBC Ideas/UK

Innovation in the Time of Covid

Petrolio (Breathless)
Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana/Italy

The Proms 2020
Livewire Pictures/BBC/UK

Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special
Fulwell 73/CBS Television Studios/UK

At Home
HBO Europe/Spain

Front Messages

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