BRUSSELS, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Returning to EUROVISION, the Rose d'Or awards were given out tonight at an evening celebration dinner at the Square in Brussels. The awards were presented in six categories for the best and most creative entertainment television programmes from around the world. More than 300 entries from over thirty countries were submitted this year to participate in this prestigious competition.
The evening was hosted by popular Dutch TV personality and humanitarian Lucille Werner, with honoured guests Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium in attendance at the ceremony. The awards left Switzerland for the first time in 52 years, being held as the final event of the 2013 Media Summit. The winners in the six competition categories are:
Shelter for VMMa, Belgium
Hat Trick Productions for British Sky Broadcasting, United Kingdom
The Gurin Company/405 Productions/Raquel Productions/Warner Horizon for the CW, United States
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
Eagle Rock Entertainment for British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom
Reality and Factual Entertainment
Make Bradford British
Love Productions for Channel 4, United Kingdom
Zapruder's Other Films/ABC for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia
The nominated programmes were announced in April 2013, after the first round of judging, during which a shortlist of the three best programmes in each of the six categories were selected. The six Heads of Jury, who formed the Final Jury, determined the best in each category earlier this week.
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ABOUT ROSE D'OR
The Rose d'Or is one of the world's most important international entertainment television festivals founded in 1961 in Montreux, Switzerland. Today television professionals, producers, managers of private and public television stations and production company heads from about 40 countries participate annually. Since its inception, the Rose d'Or has been an important networking platform and a marketplace for innovation and ideas. The highlight of the Rose d'Or is the glittering Awards Night, in which the Golden Roses for best television entertainment programmes and formats are presented. With these coveted awards, the Rose d'Or Festival recognises originality, quality and creativity; and sets the standard for entertainment television.
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