"Stromberg", "Pastewka" and Mario Barth nominated for the "Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2006" (German Television Award)
Today, the Deutscher Fernsehpreis announced the nominations for 2006 in Berlin. The eleven-person jury chose from around 1,100 program proposals in 21 television categories. The three BRAINPOOL productions were nominated in two categories: "Stromberg" (ProSieben) with Christoph Maria Herbst as the nastiest boss of all times and "Pastewka" (Sat.1) with Bastian Pastewka, who allows an insight into his exciting life, have both been nominated for the "Best Sitcom" category. They are competing with "Alle lieben Jimmy" (Everybody loves Jimmy, RTL). Mario Barth has been nominated for "Mario Barth Live! Männer sind Schweine – Frauen aber auch" (Men are Pigs – but so are Women, RTL) in the "Best Comedy" category and is competing with Urban Priol and Kurt Krömer.
In the past, two BRAINPOOL productions have received the Deutscher Fernsehpreis: the comedy show "TV total" received the award in the "Best Entertainment Show" category in 1999 and the sketch comedy "Ladykracher" (Ladycracker) was awarded the highly-coveted prize in the "Best Comedy" category in 2002.
This year, the Deutscher Fernsehpreis will be awarded for the eighth year in succession. The Awards Ceremony Gala will take place on Friday, October 20, 2006, in Cologne and will be broadcast on the same evening at 8:15 p.m. on ARD.