Press / 2002

Tuesday 08 October 2002

"Ladykracher" nominated for the "International Emmy Awards"

A further honour for the comedy show starring Anke Engelke
With it’s nomination for the "International Emmy Awards" the series "Ladykracher" is now also causing an international sensation. Yesterday it was announced in Cannes that the comedy show which won the German Television Award last weekend has now been nominated for the prestigious US TV Award.

"Ladykracher" is up against three competitors in the "Popular Arts" category: "Caiga Quien Caiga" (Quatrocabezas / Argentina), "Faking It" (RDF / UK) und "The Kumars at No. 42" (Hattrick / UK).

The "International Emmy Awards" will be presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the 30th time in 2002. The jury comprising of top television and film leaders - directors, producers, executives - from around the world grant the prize in seven categories. The award winners will be announced at the International Emmy Awards Gala to be held on Monday November 25th in New York City.

"Ladykracher" is produced by Anke Engelke’s production company LADYKRACHER TV in cooperation with BRAINPOOL for SAT.1.

The second series of "Ladykracher" began its new season on 27th September 2002 and is broadcast Fridays at 10:15pm on SAT.1 reaching an average 2.9 million viewers with a rating of 19.2% in the 14-49 target group.

Joerg Grabosch, CCO VIVA Media AG and CIO BRAINPOOL TV AG: "This nomination is a very special honour because it proves that German humour can hold its own internationally. Our strategy at VIVA and BRAINPOOL is to promote artistic talent and the nomination for the Emmy and the recent winning of the prestigious German Television Award prove we are on the right track."

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