The TV Highlights of the Year": German Television Award 2022 presented at MMC Studios

The red carpet was rolled out at MMC Studios yesterday as the German television industry gathered at the Coloneum to reward "The TV Highlights of the Year" with the German Television Award 2022.

Norbert Himmler, Director-General of ZDF, on stage at the German Television Award 2022
📸: Sascha Baumann

The 23rd presentation of the award, sponsored by ZDF, SAT.1, ARD, Deutsche Telekom and RTL, was celebrated at a grand TV gala hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.

The 2022 German Television Award was presented in a total of 30 categories; an overview of all the winners is available here:


Best Television Film

The Wannsee Conference (ZDF/Constantin Television)

Best Multi-part

The Billion Dollar Code (Netflix/Kundschafter Film Production/Sunny Side Up)

Best Drama Series

Faking Hitler (RTL+/UFA Fiction)

Best Comedy Series

Oh Hell (MagentaTV/Warner TV/good friends Filmproduktion)

Best Actress

Friederike Becht for Faster than Fear (ARD/Degeto/MDR/Rowboat)

Best Actor

Moritz Bleibtreu for Faking Hitler (RTL+/UFA Fiction)

Best Director Fiktion

Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert for The Passport (Sky/Wiedemann & Berg Television/epo-film)

Best Book Fiction

Magnus Vattrodt, Paul Mommertz for The Wannsee Conference

(ZDF/Constantin Television)

Best Cinematography Fiction

Philip Peschlow for The Passport (Sky/Wiedemann & Berg Television/epo-film)

Best Editing Fiction

Friederike Weymar for Faster than Fear (ARD/Degeto/MDR/Rowboat)

Best Music Fiction

Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckart, Matthias Petsche for Eldorado KaDeWe - Now is our time (ARD/rbb/Degeto/Constantin Television/UFA Fiction)

Best Production Design Fiction

Petra Albert (production design) for Eldorado KaDeWe - Now is our time (ARD/rbb/Degeto/Constantin Television/UFA Fiction)


Best Entertainment Show

Who steals my thunder? (ProSieben/Florida Entertainment)

Joko Winterscheidt and the team from "Who's Stealing My Show?"
📸: Sascha Baumann

Best Comedy/Late Night

LOL - Last One Laughing (Prime Video/Constantin Entertainment)

Best Factual Entertainment

Don't Stop the Music and Don't Stop the Music Kids

(ZDF/KiKA/Redseven Entertainment)

Best Entertainment Reality

Battle of the reality stars (RTLZWEI/Banijay Productions Germany)

Best Individual Performance/Moderation Entertainment

Giovanni Zarrella for The Giovanni Zarrella Show (ZDF/Bavaria Entertainment)

Best Direction Entertainment

Johannes Spiecker for Who Steals My Show? (ProSieben/Florida Entertainment)

Best Book Entertainment

Markus Hennig, Hanna Herbst, Nora Nagel, Jan Böhmermann for ZDF Magazin Royale (ZDF/Entertainment Television Ehrenfeld)

Best Set Entertainment

Envy Peru (Boris Itzkovich Escobar, Head of Make-up Artist) representing make-up, Bambi Mercury (Tim Knaak, designer drag costumes) representing costume for Viva la Diva - Who is the Queen?(RTL/UFA Show & Factual)


Best information

Culture time (3sat/ZDF/ORF/SRF/ARD)

Best infotainment

Confrontation: Markus Feldenkirchen meets Robert Habeck/Karl Lauterbach (ARD/WDR/beckground TV)

Best Documentary/Reportage

As God Created Us - Coming Out in the Catholic Church (ARD/RBB/SWR/NDR/EyeOpening.Media)

Best Documentary Multiseries/Series

Kevin Kühnert and the SPD (NDR)

Best personal performance information

Katrin Eigendorf for reporting on the Ukraine war (ZDF)

Best Camera Information/Documentation

Katharina Schiele, Lucas Stratmann for Kevin Kühnert and the SPD (NDR)

Best Cut Information/Documentation

Janine Dauterich for Gladbeck (Netflix/Film Five)


Best sports program

ranNFL and ranFootball (ProSieben/ProSieben MAXX/Seven.One Sports)


Salwa Houmsi for 13 questions and aspects (ZDFkultur/ZDF)


Iris Berben

Iris Berben received the Honorary Award of the Founders
📸: Sascha Baumann

We were very pleased to welcome the industry with us and hope that it was not the last time.