From Zarrella on ZDF to the “Reality Stars” on RTLzwei

After last year’s “Who’s stealing the show?” The ProSieben format produced by Florida TV can not only defend this title this year, but is even in the running for a German television award in two other categories: Johannes Spiecker is in the Category Best Direction Entertainment in the running, Bode Brodmüller, Nils Bieda and Justus Saretz are also nominated for the best equipment in the entertainment sector.


In the race for the award as the best show, it gets Jokos “Who is stealing the show from me?” on the one hand with the “Giovanni Zarrella Show” – the Bavaria Entertainment-produced answer to the Silbereisen successes of the first. On the other hand, here is “Viva la Diva – Who is the Queen?” in the race. In the program produced by UFA Show & Factual for RTL’s “Diversity Week”, six celebrities appeared dressed as drag queens.

In the Best Comedy / Late Night category, last year’s competition between the “Carolin Kebekus Show” (WDR/btf) and the “ZDF Magazin Royale” (ZDF/Entertainment Television Ehrenfeld) won the small but fine WDR production “Freitagnacht Jews ” emerged as the winner. This year, Kebekus and Böhmermann are in the running again. This time they could be challenged for the title by “LOL – Last One Laughing” (Constantin Entertainment for Prime Video). Incidentally, the teams from the “Carolin Kebekus Show” and the “ZDF Magazin Royale” also compete against each other in the category “Best Book Entertainment”. Third in the group is Sarah Bosetti, who told the jury “Bosetti wants to talk!” and “Bosetti the First – Julius Fischer is also there”.

Whoever is honored as the best reality format this year decides between “I’m a star – get me out of here” (ITV/RTL), which, as is well known, had to deal with the move to South Africa this year, that of Banijay Productions “Kampf der Realitystars” produced for RTLzwei and – and that is undoubtedly one of the biggest surprises in this television award year – “Stadt + Land = Liebe”. In the dating show produced by sagamedia for SWR, craftsmen from the country are to be matched with women from the city.

Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, who also received a nomination in the category “Best Individual Performance/Moderation Entertainment”, leads through the show. She competes in this category against Giovanni Zarrella as well as Sebastian Pufpaff, who was nominated for the successful revival of “TV Total”. In the work categories themselves, however, the ProSieben format got nothing.

The last work category is Factual Entertainment: There, with “Kitchen Impossible” (Endemol Shine Germany for Vox), a real classic meets the format “Herr Raue travels! This is how the world tastes” produced by Lodge of Levity for Magenta TV. The third format in the bunch is “Don’t Stop the Music”. In the long-term documentary, children from socially disadvantaged families learned to play an instrument or sang in a choir. A special feature: RedSeven not only produced a version for ZDF, but also a version that was broadcast on Kika from a different perspective. Both are nominated together.


Sat.1, which was left empty-handed in the entertainment work categories, is still in the race for the person categories: “The Taste” director Andrea Achterberg takes on Jörg Imholz (“Battle of the Reality Stars”) and, as already mentioned, Johannes Spiecker ( “WSMDS”), in the category “Best Equipment” Bas van der Poel and Oliver Fuchs are nominated for “99 – One: r beats them all” for the set design. In addition to the team from “WSMDS” already mentioned, Envy Peru and Bambi Mercury are also in the running for “Viva la Diva”.

Below: The nominees at a glance