Presenter James Cook commented: “It is absolutely fantastic to win this international award.” “Even in my wildest dreams, I did not expect this. It proves once again how much talent we have in Flanders. So this rose goes not only to our whole squad, but certainly to the whole sector, which we put on the map internationally. It feels a bit like What conquered the world.”
In James the Musical, the life of a famous Flemish person is transformed into a musical show. Natalia, Nils Destadsbader, Margarethe Hermans, and Gert Verholst, among others, are invited in the first season to see the musical of their lives. The second season will start in December.
The format of Dedsit, SBS and Play4 was chosen by a jury, leaving behind five other programs: 99 – Eine: r schlägt sie alle! (Saturday 1, Germany), Holly Molly (Disney/ABC, US), I literally just told you (Channel4, UK), Steal the show (ProSieben, Germany) and This is my jam (NBC, USA).
Dutch form traitors, which had a successful Flemish release on VTM, also won the Gold Award in the Reality and Factual Entertainment category. In the Flemish version of the programme, influencer Jimmy Lee Six, chef Loïc Van Impe and criminal lawyer Walter Damen infiltrated a group of Flemish people known as traitors and had to try to destabilize the group. The Jamie-Lee Six is finally exposed, leaving the Allies as the winners.
Since 1961, the Rose d’Or Awards have honored international television and radio programs that excel in originality, creativity, and excellence. In the past, among others the mole (2000), Scoundrels Benidorm (2010) and What if? (2013) has already won the award. More recently, in 2018, Een On the road And the Sorry for every thing With a golden rose.