Parker, Bloom Highlight Germany's Bambi Awards
Pair Receive Awards for Charity, Career
COLOGNE, Germany – Sarah Jessica Parker and Orlando Bloom helped bring some sex to the city of Berlin this week when they attended the Bambi Awards, Germany’s highest-profile celebrity gala.
Parker co-hosted the gala with Bavarian comedian Michael Mittermeier and provided one of the night’s highlights when she received a “surprise” Bambi award for her film and TV work.
Bloom was honored with a golden deer statuette for his charity work with UNICEF, which included helping children in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. The Pirates of the Caribbean star didn’t have a long trip to the Bambi Gala held at Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin. Bloom is currently in town shooting Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers, in which he plays the Duke of Buckingham.
Indie rock band Gossip won the Pop International Bambi and took the stage for a live performance of their chart topper Heavy Cross. Front woman Beth Ditto muffed the first lines of the song but brushed it off with “it’s live. You always make mistakes when it’s live.”
Columbian pop star Shakira, who won the Pop Bambi last year, returned for a repeat performance, giving a live version of her World Cup hit Waka-Waka.
Locals honored included actors Florian David Fitz for his performance as a man with Tourette's Syndrome in sleeper hit Vincent Wants to Sea and Hannah Herzsprung for her performance in TV miniseries Weissensee.
Organized by the Burda Media publishing group, the Bambis are Germany’ most popular awards gala. The 2010 event didn’t disappoint, with more than 5 million viewers tuning in to watch the show on public channel ARD, a 17.2% market share.
Highlights of Bambi 2010 online.