"Stromberg" and Christoph Maria Herbst nominated for the "Grimme Award"
Double nomination for Christoph Maria Herbst: The BRAINPOOL production "Stromberg" with Christoph Maria Herbst in the main role has been nominated for the Grimme Awardin the category "Fiction & Entertainment". Christoph Maria Herbst has also been proposed as an actor for the "Grimme Special Award".
"Stromberg" is the comedy series all about "totally normal office madness". It centres around a boss who you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy: Bernd Stromberg (Christoph Maria Herbst). He is mercilessly sarcastic, selfish without equal, scarily single-minded, especially concerning his own interests. The first series of "Stromberg" ran from 11th October to 20th December 2004 on ProSieben.
In the category "Fiction & Entertainment"/"Serials & Series", in addition to "Stromberg", there have been nominations for the formats "Dittsche – Das wirklich wahre Leben" (WDR), München 7 (BR), "Typisch Mann!" (ZDF), "Heimat 3 – Chronik einer Zeitenwende" (ARD/SWR/MDR).
Additionally, based on "his convincing performance as an actor and parodist, and his improvisation talent", Christoph Maria Herbst has been nominated for the "Grimme Special Award". In the year 2002, he was awarded the "German Comedy Award" for "Best Supporting Role" in "Ladykracher".
In 2004, Christoph Maria Herbst was mainly before the camera for "Stromberg" (ProSieben/ BRAINPOOL). From 2001 to 2003 Christoph Maria Herbst played alongside Anke Engelke in many sketches in "Ladykracher" (Sat.1/ BRAINPOOL). "Ladykracher" received, among others, the "German Television Award", the "German Comedy Award" and was nominated for the "International Emmy".
BRAINPOOL has on two occasions had the pleasure of being awarded the sought-after prize from the Grimme Institute: In 1999 "The Harald Schmidt Show" and Anke Engelke for "Die Wochenshow" (Sat.1/BRAINPOOL) were awarded the "Grimme Award" and the "Grimme Special Award".
The award of the "41st Adolf Grimme Award" will take place on 18th March 2005 at the theatre in Marl.