The 23rd German Television Prize will be awarded in mid-September. The nominations were announced this Tuesday (30 August). The jury considered programs from the areas of fiction, entertainment, information and sport that were shown between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. In the field of entertainment, the quiz format "Who's stealing the show?" by and with Joko Winterscheidt (43) look forward to several entries. The program was nominated in the categories "Best Entertainment Show", "Best Direction Entertainment" and "Best Production Equipment Entertainment".
"WSMDS" 2021 has already won in the category of the best entertainment show. This time the format competes with the "Giovanni Zarrella Show" (ZDF) and "Viva la Diva - Who is the Queen?" (RTL). Giovanni Zarrella (44) can also look forward to being named in the category "Best Moderation Entertainment", in which he works with Sebastian Pufpaff (45, "TV total") and Collien Ulmen-Fernandes (40, "Stadt Land = Liebe") competes.
In fiction, the miniseries "The Billion Dollar Code" (Netflix) and the drama series "The Passport" (Sky) top the list with five nominations each, making for a strong line-up for streaming services. The television film "Die Wannseekonferenz" (ZDF) received four mentions, three each for the series "Faking Hitler" (RTL), the film "Ein Leben lang" (ARD), the miniseries "Schneller als die Angst" (ARD) and the Comedy series "Oh Hell" (MagentaTV).
For the first time this year, the German Television Prize will be awarded on two consecutive evenings. On September 13, Jana Pareigis (41) will present "The Night of Creatives - The German Television Award 2022" at 12:45 a.m. On September 14 at 8:15 p.m., “The TV Highlights of the Year – The German Television Award 2022” will follow, moderated by Barbara Schöneberger (48).
In the "Night of the Creative", television greats honor the work of specialists, who are awarded in a total of eleven categories. During the "TV Highlights of the Year" on the following day, not only prizes in 19 categories are to be awarded during a gala - among other things, musical interludes and surprises await the viewers.