Cinema & TV Spielfilm

Jupiter Award 2017


On April 29th, Cinema and TV Spielfilm presented the 38th Jupiter Award, the audience film prize. The winning actors and producers – including Senta Berger, Simon Verhoeven, Sonja Gerhardt, Mina Tander and Jannis Niewöhner – collected their awards at Berlin’s “Moskau” café.

Artur Jung, editor-in-chief of Cinema, commented: “Films and series have the power to awaken a range of emotions. They make us laugh until we cry but also give us important food for thought. They entice us into fantasy worlds. They allow us to experience times that we could not or did not have to experience for ourselves and teach us things about our own lives – and yet they still remain entertaining. The Jupiter Award 2017 was the perfect representation of this varied and fantastic world.”

Lutz Carstens, editor-in-chief of TV Spielfilm, said: “Actors are chiefly responsible for bringing scripts to life. They make each production unique, whether they are playing a patient, a young woman, a time traveller or a desperate father. The winners of the Jupiter Award 2017 reflect the diversity and creativity of Germany’s acting scene and the quality of current film and series productions.”

Miles & More, Musterring International, Wertheim Village, Ingolstadt Village and free TV broadcaster Zee.One (Asia TV GmbH) were the exclusive partners of the Jupiter Award 2017.

All Jupiter Award winners at a glance:

Honorary Jupiter (editors’ jury prize): Senta Berger

Best German actress: Mina Tander (“Seitenwechsel”)

Best German actor: Jannis Niewöhner (“Smaragdgrün”)

Best TV actress: Sonja Gerhardt (“Ku’damm 56”)

Best TV actor: Bastian Pastewka (“Morgen hör’ ich auf”)

Best German film: Willkommen bei den Hartmanns (Simon Verhoeven)

Best German TV feature film: Winnetou (Christian Becker, Philipp Stölzl)

Best German TV series: Club der roten Bänder (Frauke Neeb, cast)

Best international film: Independence Day 2 (Roland Emmerich)

Best international actress: Mila Kunis (“Bad Moms”)

Best international actor: Denzel Washington (“The Magnificent Seven”)

Best international TV series: The Simpsons (Al Jean)


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Impressions of the Jupiter Award 2017

Two actors of the series "Club der roten Bänder" on the red carpet - Tim Oliver Schultz and Luise Befort

Wotan Wilke Möhring came directly from shooting in Babelsberg and signed autographs for fans

Jannis Niewöhner was awarded Best German Actor and was excited about being part of such big films

Father, mother and son at the Jupiter Award 2017 - Michael Verhoeven, Senta Berger, Simon Verhoeven

Florian David Fitz delivered the laudatory speech for director and screenwriter Simon Verhoeven ('Willkommen bei den Hartmanns')

The winning actresses Mina Tander and Sonja Gerhardt with their awards

The winning actors and presenters of the Jupiter Award 2017

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