Well, what do you know. You take the site offline for just a day and you’re already behind in the news cycle: C.I.S. – Chaoten im Sondereinsatz was nominated for the German Comedy Award yesterday. This time we’re competing with “Barfuß bis zum Hals” (Sat.1) and “Die Spätzünder” (ARD) for the ‘best comedy tv-movie’ award. Well, who knows, maybe this time we’ll actually win one of these. After all, eight time’s the charm. Or was it nine…?
Ahem. Sorry about that. Well, despite hell not freezing over (as far as I know), I can finally report that a project I am involved with has been recognized with an award – and a good one as well: “Der Lehrer” won the German Television Award (it’s the equivalent of the Emmys with less glamor, prestige, and categories (especially for writers)) in the Best Television Series category. I’m really excited about it, especially since “Der Lehrer” is one of my favorite projects and I am really honored to have been working on the show. It’s also noteworthy that until two years ago, the Television Award had a Best Sitcom category of its own but either the lack of sitcoms or the lack of good sitcoms made it disappear, which means that “Der Lehrer” not only had to compete against other sitcoms but every other new television series out there. All the more reason to celebrate, which I will do now. By going voting for the Bundestagswahl. Which you should do, too, by the way. If you’re eligible, that is.
Well, what do you know. Not even a week after the nomination for the German Television Award another set of nominations roll in for projects in which I have been involved: “Der Lehrer”, the sitcom which will finally start airing after a two year wait, is nominated for the German Comedy Award in the best sitcom category. Additionally, “4 Singles”, a sketch comedy show for which I wrote, is nominated as best sketch show. Congratulations to all involved and all other nominees, especially “Böse Mädchen”, which is another Sony Pictures show (but one in which I am not involved).
Good news everyone, the nominations are out for the German Television Award and I am extremely pleased to tell you that “Der Lehrer” has been nominated as Best Television Series!
Congratulations to everyone involved and to all the other nominees!
The edgy comedy series “Herzog” of which I wrote one episode and head wrote another six has been nominated for a German comedy award, even though the network pulled the plug after only three episodes due to subpar ratings. Congratulations to my colleagues Gerd Lurz, Marko Lucht, Berthold Probst, and Oliver Welter, whom I worked with on the show, as well as to the entire team of “Achtung Hartwich!” which has been nominated as well.