LONDON — The U.K. has once again swept the field for the number of nominees at the Rose d’Or festival, which celebrates its golden jubilee this fall.
British shows received 48 noms, ahead of the next most nominated country — Germany — by a hefty margin. German shows won nine nominations.
The full list of nominees broken down by nationality were: Argentina (3), Australia (4), Belgium (2), Canada (7), Denmark (2), Egypt (1), Finland (2), France (2), Germany (9), Israel (2), Netherlands (6), Norway (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Qatar (1), South Africa (2), South Korea (2), Spain (5), Switzerland (3), the United Arab Emirates (1), U.K. (48) and U.S. (3).
The festival, which bows in Lucerne, Switzerland, Sept. 18, selected the nominees from 515 entries, which organizers said was a record number in the event’s 50-year history.
Awards will be given in the following categories: arts documentary and performing arts, children and youth, comedy, drama and miniseries, gameshow, multi-platform, reality and factual entertainment, sitcom, soap and telenovela, and variety and live event show.
Additionally, an honorary Rose will be awarded to two leading international industry figures, and to a program that has made TV history.
The Rose d’Or is the world’s longest-running TV entertainment competition.