1920s Crime Drama 'Berlin 1' Leads German TV Noms
'Deutschland '83,' 'Naked Among Wolves' among top contenders for Germany's version of the Emmys.
A German crime drama set in 1920s Berlin has picked up six nominations for the German Television Awards, the local equivalent to the Emmys.
Mordkommission Berlin 1 (Homicide Berlin 1) led the pack in nominations for, among others, best TV movie and best acting noms for stars Tobias Moretti, Friedrich Mucke and Antje Traue. The drama, from The Lives of Others producers Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, was also nominated for set and costume design and for best score. Mucke plays the lead, Paul Lang, a disillusioned police detective fighting organized crime amid the political upheaval of the Weimar Republic. Berlin 1 aired on German commercial network Sat.1.
Another period series, the critically acclaimed Cold War drama Deutschland '83 received four nominations, including best series, best actor for star Jonas Nay and best screenplay for writer and co-creator Anna Winger. The show, which premiered on Sundance TV, was produced for RTL, Germany's leading commercial network.
Other multiple nominees included Naked Among Wolves, a literary adaptation about a boy sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp, produced for the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation earlier this year. Naked Among Wolves received five nominations, including for rising star Florian Stetter.
Matti Geschonneck's family drama Ein grosser Aufbruch (A Great Awakening) also nabbed five noms. Tannbach, yet another period drama, also produced by Widemann and Berg, received four nominations, including for best series.
The 2016 German Television Awards will be held in Dusseldorf on Jan.13, 2016.