The 58th award of the Grimme Prize will be postponed to the end of August due to the corona pandemic. “The repeated postponement to late summer was not easy for us,” explains Dr. Frauke Gerlach, managing director of the Grimme Institute, in a message. It is hoped that in this way “this year’s Grimme Awards will be able to be celebrated with all award winners and with the audience in the Marl Theater – in accordance with the then applicable health protection requirements”.
However, the nominees for the television award are to be announced on February 23. The winners will then be announced in June 2022.
Carolin Kebekus won among others in 2021
Because of the pandemic, the award ceremony was held in front of around 140 guests last year, also at the end of August. In 2020 the event was completely canceled. A total of 18 awards were presented at the 57th Grimme Awards. The honors included comedian Carolin Kebekus (41) for her eponymous show (WDR) as well as science journalist and YouTuber Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim (34).
(wue / spot)