Adolf Grimme Award

Adolf Grimme Award

The Grimme-Preis ("Grimme Award"; up to 2010: Adolf-Grimme-Preis) is a television award and one of the most prestigious awards for German television. It is named after the first general director of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Adolf Grimme. It has been referred to in Kino as the "German TV Oscar".

The awards ceremony takes place annually at Theater Marl and is hosted by the Adolf-Grimme-Institut. Since 1964, it awards productions "that use the specific possibilities of the medium television in an extraordinary manner and at the same time can serve as examples regarding content and method". The award was endowed by the German Community College association. One of the first award winners was Gerd Oelschlegel in 1964, for his TV movie Sonderurlaub (“Special Leave”), about a failed escape from the German Democratic Republic.

In addition to the Grimme Award, the institute also awards the Grimme Online Award and the German Radio Award.

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