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Prize-Giving Gala Of The "Golden Kamera" In Hamburg

Ceremony at Hamburg Messe on Friday. Arnold Schwarzenegger among the guests. Five winners already named

Next Friday, 27 February,the 50th Golden Camera Award will be awarded by the TV weekly HÖRZU. The gala presentation by Europe’s leading weekly programme magazine will take place at the Hamburg Messe exhibition. Among the 1,200 guests expected to attend the jubilee event will be Hollywood stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Susan Sarandon, top international acts such as Olly Murs and Nile Rodgers and the most famous faces of the German film, music and television industry. A production of Riverside Entertainment presented by German TV legend Thomas Gottschalk, the show will be broadcasted at Germany’s public channel ZDF on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at prime time 8.15 p.m.

Celebrity Jury

In the grand jury, nicknamed “The Golden Club”, the 144 members include famous German names such as Oliver Berben, Frank Elstner, Uschi Glas, Johannes B. Kerner, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Jan Josef Liefers, Anna Loos, Jörg Pilawa, Dieter Wedel, and many others. The celebrity jury will name the winners in the categories “Best German Actress”, “Best German Actor” and “Best German television movie” , and designate an outstanding persons as winner of the “Jubilee Camera”.

Awarded since 1966

Five winners have already been named: Herbert Grönemeyer will be honoured with a golden camera in the category “Best Music National”. The award for “Best International Music” will be granted to the UK artist Olly Murs, while Nile Rodgers will be recognised for “Lifetime Achievement Music”. The awards in the “Lifetime Achievement International” category will be given to the actors Susan Sarandon and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Over the past five decades, nearly 700 Golden Cameras have been awarded to top international celebrities and national stars of television, film and music industry. On occasion of the jubilee, the ceremony also returns back to the place where it was first held in 1966.

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The Trophy

The Golden Camera was created by Berlin artist Wolfram Beck. Beck based his creation on a Farnsworth-camera – the first electronic camera in the world. Produced isthe Golden Camera, at times also known as Silver and Bronze Camera, most of the years by the Bremen-based silverware workshop of Koch & Bergfeld. The camera model is made of 18 carat gold-plated sterling silver. It is 25 cm high and weighs approximately 900 g. Depending on the current price of silver, the trophy has a material value of around 625 euro. With the exception of the junior actor awards, the award is not endowed with prize-money.t.

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