Northern Pictures/ABC’s ‘Employable Me’ nominated for Rose d’Or Award

07 November, 2019 by Staff Writer

‘Employable Me’. 

Northern Pictures series Employable Me, commissioned by the ABC, has been nominated for a Rose d’Or Award for Reality and Factual Entertainment.

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The nomination joins a series of accolades from the series, which follows the social issues affecting people with neurodiverse conditions as they search for meaningful employment. It has previously won two gold medals at the 2019 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards; the 2019 Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Documentary Series; 2018 AACTA Award for Best Documentary or Factual Program; and 2018 Venice Television Award for Best Reality Series. The second season is also up for a further two AACTA Awards this year: Best Documentary or Factual Program and Best Direction in Nonfiction Television.

ABC head of entertainment and factual Josie Mason-Campbell said: “Employable Me has connected deeply with our audience and has been duly celebrated in Australia and internationally. The Rose d’Or nomination is further recognition of the brilliant team at Northern Pictures, who treated this important subject with authenticity, care and humour. The ABC is proud to share such diverse and distinctive stories that bring about meaningful change in how we see the world and each other.”

Director Cian O’Clery said: “We’re delighted Employable Me series two has been nomination for a Rose d’Or Award. It’s an honour for the Northern Pictures team to stand side by side with some of the world’s leading factual producers. Both series of Employable Me have struck a chord with audiences and critics alike and that’s thanks to the wonderful participants who generously collaborated with us to share their stories and to the ABC for their commitment to making meaningful television.”

Marc Fennell’s podcast ‘It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli’ has also been nominated for Best Audio Entertainment, a new category.

The shortlist was voted for by 60 international judges made up of media industry professionals, chaired by Sofia Helin of The Bridge. 

The Rose d’Or Awards will be announced on December 1 in London.

The full list of nominees:

REALITY AND FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

63Up
MultiStory Media/ITV/GE/UK

Blackout
SVT/SVT1/Sweden

Employable Me
Northern Pictures/All3Media/Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Australia

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure
Curve Media/BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

The Circle
Motion Content Group/all3media international/Channel 4/UK

The Repair Shop
Ricochet Ltd./Warner Bros./BBC2/UK.Netherlands/France

ARTS

Dance or Die
Witfilm/Dutch Core/NTR/Netherlands

David Bowie: Finding Fame
BBC Studios/SHOWTIME/UK

Instant Dreams
Pieter van Huystee film & TV/Cinema Delicatessen/NTR/Netherlands

She Composes Like a Man
Peiling/SVT 1/Sweden

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me
Storyvault Films; Wasted Talent; Tempo Productions/Kew Media/Sky Arts/Showtime/UK

The Greenaway Alphabet
Beeld TV/Wide House/NTR/Netherlands

STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

Dance Revolution
Quebecor Content & Fair-Play/Armoza Formats/Canada

Holey Moley
Eureka Productions/ABC/USA

Let’s Keep It Between Us
17 Juin/Newen Distribution/France 2/France

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Hungry McBear/BBC One/UK

Songland
United Television Alternative Studios/NBC/USA

The Last Leg
Open Mike Productions/BBC Studios/Channel 4/UK

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Guilty
DR/DR Ultra/Denmark

Hi Mum, Bye Dad (Van vader naar moeder)
NTR/SKY HIGH/NPO ZAPP/Netherlands

Jenny 2 – My recovery
Productions Avenida/Attraction Distribution/Unis TV/Canada

Katy
BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC/CBBC/UK

Nighthawks
De Mensen/The New Flemish Primitves/VRT (Ketnet)/ Belgium

ZombieLars
Tordenfilm/Global Screen/NRK Super/Norway

SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO SERIES

Ballybeg Post Office
Little Dot Studios/UK

Carpool Karaoke
CBS Television Studios/Fulwell 73 Productions/CBS Television Studio/Apple TV/USA

InstaLove
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama/Instagram/één/MNM/Belgium

SKAM Austin
XIX Entertainment/Facebook Watch/USA

SWIPE
VERTOV/KRO-NCRV / NPO 3/Netherlands

The Dead Girls Detective Agency
Keshet Digital Studios/Insurrection Media/Indigo

AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

13 Minutes to the Moon
BBC World Service/UK

Brexitcast
BBC/UK/Belgium

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere
BBC Studios/UK

Documentary on One: The Announcement
RTÉ radio 1/Ireland

Griefcast
UK

It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli
7 Digital/Australia/UK/USA

COMEDY

Baroness Von Sketch Show
Frantic Films/Banijay Rights/CBC/Canada

Couples Therapy
Seefood TV AS/Magnify Media/NRK/Norway

Famalam
BBC Studios/BBC Three/UK

Kroymann
btf GmbH/SWR, NDR, Radio Bremen/Das Erste/Germany

Shabas
Eight productions LTD/Kan 11/Ido Rosental/Doron Tzur/Israel

This Time with Alan Partridge
Baby Cow Productions/BBC Worldwide/UK

SOAP OR TELENOVELA

30SOMETHINGS
Warner Bros. ITVP/Een/Belgium

BBC Casualty
BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

EastEnders
BBC Studios/BBC One/UK

Orphans of a Nation
Globo/Brazil

Topíssima
Casablanca Estudios/Record TV/Brazil

Vidas Opostas (aka “Tangled Lives”)
SP Televisão/SIC – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação/Portugal

COMEDY DRAMA AND SITCOM

After Life
Derek Productions for Netflix/Netflix/UK

Arde Madrid
Movistar+/Beta Film/Spain

Derry Girls
Hat Trick Productions Ltd/Channel 4/Hat Trick International/UK

Plebs
Rise Films/Acorn Media & DRG/ITV2/UK

Sex Education
Eleven Film for Netflix/Netflix/UK

The Bisexual
Hootenanny Pictures (Bi) Limited, a Sister Pictures Company/All3Media/UK

DRAMA

8 Days: To The Moon and Back
BBC Studios – The Science Unit/BBC Studios/BBC2/UK

Chernobyl
Sky Atlantic, HBO/Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games/Sky/UK

Escape at Dannemora
SHOWTIME, Red Hour Productions, BUSYHANDS, The White Mountain Company, Michael De Luca Productions, BZ Entertainment/SHOWTIME/CBS Studios International/USA

Killing Eve
Endeavor Content/Sid Gentle Films Ltd/BBC/BBC One/UK

Succession
Gary Sanchez Productions, Project Zeus/HBO/Sky Atlantic/USA

Years and Years
Red Production Company/StudioCanal/HBO/BBC One/UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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