Rose d'Or TV Festival to Honor Joanna Lumley With Lifetime Achievement Award


The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress will get the award at the annual event in Berlin in September.

Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Rose d'Or international television festival in Berlin.

The British actress will receive her award at the 57th Rose d'Or ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 13.

Lumley has won two BAFTA TV awards for her performance as Patsy in BBC sitcom Ab Fab, a role that made her internationally famous. Lumley, who has also appeared in such feature films as The Wolf of Wall Street and Paddington 2, made history this year by becoming the first female host of the BAFTA ceremony.

“We're delighted to welcome Joanna to Berlin and celebrate her incredible career," said Rose d'Or organizer Jeroen Depraetere.

"I can't tell you what it means to me. It's an absolute thrill, something I would never have dreamed of,” said Lumley.

One of the world's oldest television awards, the Rose d'Or honors international TV programming in multiple categories. This year's nominees come from 13 different countries, with the likes of Netflix's The Crown, BBC's Peaky Blinders, German drama Babylon Berlin and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale competing for the top honor of best drama series.

In addition to Lumley's lifetime achievement honor, the Rose d'Or will present an Entertainer of the Year award at this year's ceremony.

Below is a full list of the 2018 Rose d'Or nominees.

The Crown – Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, USA
Peaky Blinders – Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC, United Kingdom
Babylon Berlin – X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film for Sky Germany and ARD, Germany
The Handmaid's Tale – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for Telekom EntertainTV Serien, Germany

Cunk on Britain – House of Tomorrow for BBC, United Kingdom
Grotesco's Seven Masterpieces – The Refugee Crisis: a musical – FLX for SVT, Sweden
Trixie Wonderland Beckground TV + Filmproduktion GmbH for WDR, Germany
Lip Synch Stories for VTM, Belgium

Detectorists, Series 3 Acorn Media Enterprises, Channel X North, Treasure Trove Productions and Lola Entertainment for Acorn TV and BBC, USA & UK
The Windsors Noho Film and Television for Channel 4, United Kingdom
The Young Offenders Vico Films Ltd. for BBC, United Kingdom
Magda macht das schon! Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH for RTL, Germany

Black Mirror – House of Tomorrow for Netflix, USA
Murdered for Being Different BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit for BBC, United Kingdom
A Very English Scandal Blueprint Television Ltd for BBC, United Kingdom
Maria Theresa ½ Maya Production in association with MR Film and Beta Film for Czech Television, ORF, RTVS, MTVA, Czech Republic

Civilisations AR App BBC Research and Development for BBC, United Kingdom
Damming The Nile BBC, United Kingdom
Ulm Stories - The Dream of Flying Interactive Media Foundation GmbH, Filmtank GmbH, Germany

Buying Blind produced by Snowman Productions; created by Kinetic Content Red for TV3, Denmark
Finding an Heir SVT, Sweden
Tweestrijd Skyhigh TV for EO / NPO3, Netherlands
Down the Road – Roses Are Blue for VRT, Belgium

Akram Khan: Can We Live With Robots Swan Films for Channel 4, United Kingdom
Betroffenheit 3 minutes West for BBC, United Kingdom
2Cellos 2Faces RTV Slovenija, Slovenia
Microphone – Zone3 Inc for Télé-Québec, Canada

What Would Your Kid Do? Boomerang (part of Twofour Group)  for ITV, United Kingdom
Big Bounce Battle Endemol Shine Nederland, Endemol Shine Germany for RTL, Germany
5 Gold Rings Possessed for ITV, United Kingdom
Sorry About That Warner Bros. International Television Production Belgium for VRT, Belgium

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night Spun Gold TV for ITV, United Kingdom
Roberto Bolle - Dance with Me RaiUno & Ballandi Multimedia for Rai, Italy
The Story of My Life Talpa Germany GmbH & Co. KG for VOX, Germany
Pabllo Vittar, Pleased To Meet You Globosat, Brazil

Overshadowed Rollem Productions for BBC, United Kingdom
The Highway Rat Magic Light Pictures for BBC, United Kingdom
#tagged VERTOV for KRO-NCRV / NPO 3, Netherlands
Find Me in Paris Cottonwood Media for ZDF, France Télévisions, Disney Channel France and Italy and Hulu, France

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