Glitter, glamor and a particularly long red carpet: after a three-year break, there is another Bambi awards ceremony.
Bambi is back: On Thursday evening, the media prize was awarded again for the first time after a three-year Corona break – in keeping with the anniversary year. The first Bambi went to actor Felix Kammerer (28) for his leading role in the Oscar-winning film “Nothing New in the West”.
With Kammerer, Florian David Fitz was nominated for his role in “Oscars Dress” and Elyas M’Barek for his portrayal of investigative journalist Juan Moreno in “A Thousand Lines”. On the red carpet, M’Barek was happy to have the chance to play Bambi himself. “I’ve picked up Bambi a few times, but then had to hand it over to the producer or director.” The two fellow nominees are his friends, which is why he would be happy if they won, he said before the award ceremony. And anyway: “Being there is everything.”
One of the most important media and television awards
The Bambi is awarded by Hubert Burda Media and is one of the most important media and television awards in Germany. It has been around since 1948. This year marks its 75th birthday.
The German national basketball team received the Bambi in the sports category – awarded by two former sports stars: Bastian Schweinsteiger and his wife Ana Ivanović. “We have proven what you can achieve when you have a team like this,” said national coach Gordon Herbert.
Some of the winners had already been decided beforehand: the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (“The Rush”), who was amazed at the impressive length of the red carpet, was to receive the Bambi in the “International Acting” category, and the Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson was to receive the one in the Category “Music International”.
Peter Maffay declared a “legend”.
Peter Maffay, who received a Bambi 43 years ago, should be declared a “legend” and actress Senta Berger should receive the Bambi for her life’s work. Even after decades in show business, she still has stage fright, said the 82-year-old. “The more you know what can go wrong, the more excited you are.”
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