×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Berlin basks in Bambis’ glow

Dion, Houston, Hawn, Gaultier among award recipients

BERLIN — Staged for the first time in Berlin, the Bambi Awards, Germany’s oldest media prizes, honored artists as diverse as Whitney Houston and Jean Paul Gaultier, who were both on hand to collect the golden Bambi trophies Saturday.

At the ceremony’s 51st edition, the international film prize went to Goldie Hawn. “I loved hearing myself in German,” the actress said after seeing a trailer of her work presented in a dubbed version. “What a riot.”

Gaultier fashions wit

The wisecracks of designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, winner of this year’s fashion award, drew giggles from an audience of select German showbiz personalities.

“I am not going to say ‘Ich bin Berliner’ because someone has been here and said that before,” he quipped. “But I love the Eurovision song contest and I am especially glad to be here tonight because there are two people from the Eurovision Song Contest.”

Dion, Houston toasted

One of these was Celine Dion, who was present to receive the Special Bambi Award for the hit single “My Heart Will Go On.” Whitney Houston took away the international pop prize.

Hosted by German publishing house Burda, the Bambis honor those involved in endeavors ranging from sports and showbiz to charity.

Dr. Motte, founder of Berlin’s infamous annual techno street party the Love Parade, which this year attracted more than 1.5 million fans, took home the prize for creativity.

Other locals to get a nod included singer Sasha, who walked away with the national pop prize.

The comedy Bambi went to Anke Engelke of commercial web Sat.1; the charity prize went to three earthquake rescue workers, who received the biggest standing ovation of the night.

Awards wrapped with a party in the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Potsdamer Platz, the future venue for the Berlin Intl. Film Fest, where Gaultier models took to the dance floor with local guests, and supermodel Claudia Schiffer put in an appearance.

More Biz

  • IWC Schaffhausen store opening, Rodeo Drive,

    8 Luxury Gifts That Industry Leaders Are Spending Their Paychecks On

    Whether you’re celebrating a new launch, a new business venture, or toasting to the end of another successful year, here are eight gift ideas to reward yourself — and to impress the company you keep. 1. Saint Laurent Perforated Leather Tote Bag If you work in the industry, you need a good bag, and you’ve [...]

  • best airlines ranked inflight entertainment

    Holiday Travel Survey Reveals Airlines With Best In-Flight Entertainment

    There are many ways to pass the time if you’re in the air, but for most people, settling in with a glass of wine and a movie is the preferred way to fly. But not all airlines share the same script when it comes to entertainment offerings. A new survey from the website, CableTV.com, ranked [...]

  • Ventana Sur Rocks with Sales, Mass

    Ventana Sur Rocks with Sales, Mass Attendance, Structural Growth

    BUENOS AIRES — Celebrating its 10th anniversary with a huge hike in attendance to over 4,000 accredited delegates, the 2018 Ventana Sur will go down in history on multiple counts: Sales and pick-ups on movies which combined social comment and entertainment value, increasingly the new foreign-language movie standard; new sections, led by a Proyecta co-production [...]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Harvey Weinstein

    Jennifer Lawrence Denies Harvey Weinstein's Claim in Latest Assault Lawsuit

    Harvey Weinstein was hit with a lawsuit Friday from an actress who claims he forcibly performed oral sex on her, repeatedly masturbated in front of her, and threatened to harm her career if she objected. The suit details that Weinstein claimed he was trying to help her and that he was the gateway to her dreams. [...]

  • Times Up Hollywood

    Time's Up Entertainment Announces New Industry Mentoring Initiative

    Time’s Up Entertainment, an affiliate of the Time’s Up coalition of women across industries working to improve workplace safety, has announced the “Who’s in the Room” industry mentoring initiative. The program’s goal is to increase the presence of people of color from diverse backgrounds in the entertainment industry’s executive ranks. Funded by a $500,000 grant from [...]

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in

    Paramount Inks Deal for Theme Park in South Korea

    Paramount Pictures has announced a deal to install a studio-branded theme park in an entertainment resort being developed in South Korea. The agreement was struck between Paramount and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, which owns the Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort in the South Korean city of Incheon. Mohegan has invested KRW 2.8 trillion ($2.4 billion) in [...]

  • Davan Maharaj Mel Gibson

    L.A. Times Publisher's Lawyer Was Accused of Extorting Mel Gibson

    The attorney who negotiated a $2.5 million exit package for L.A. Times publisher Davan Maharaj was previously accused of using secret recordings to extort actor Mel Gibson. Surreptitious recordings also figure in the Maharaj case. NPR reported on Wednesday that Maharaj taped Tronc chairman Michael Ferro. According to the report, Ferro was heard on the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content