Of all the prizes awarded in Germany, the Jupiter Award – which is judged by the public – has the most to say about the impact of film actors and how believably they embody a particular role. Every month, the readers of TV Spielfilm and Cinema select the best films and TV – these public favourites are then put forward for the final Jupiter selection at the end of the year. The Jupiter award has been presented by Cinema and TV Spielfilm every year since 1979.
Since then, Jupiter has become an outstanding presence in the German film industry. 11 national and international categories are presented to the public’s favourite film and TV stars. Bud Spencer was the first to win the award, and has been succeeded by Hollywood stars like George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Steven Spielberg and Cameron Diaz, and German film stars such as Til Schweiger, Karoline Herfurth, Thomas Gottschalk, Hannah Herzsprung and Elyas M’Barek.