German Golden Camera gala to return in 2010

Springer cancelled 2009 event due to economic downturn

COLOGNE, Germany -- The crisis is officially over and its time to party. That was the message Tuesday from German publishing giant Axel Springer, which announced it would again hold its VIP gala the Golden Cameras in Berlin next year. Springer cancelled this year's Golden Camera event -- Germany's splashiest and highest profile TV prize gala -- citing the economic downturn.

The 2010 Golden Cameras will be held Jan. 30. That's earlier than usual. In the past few years, Springer has set the Golden Cameras on the eve of the Berlin International Film Festival, which will be held Feb.11-21, 2010.

German TV stars Bastian Pastewka and Jan Josef Liefers will host the 2010 event, which will be broadcast live on public network ZDF.