Film und Medien Stiftung NRWNewsPressAnna Schudt wins the 2018 International Emmy for Best Performance By An Actress

Anna Schudt wins the 2018 International Emmy for Best Performance By An Actress

  • The Düsseldorf actress was awarded for her portrayal of Gaby Köster in „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“
  • NRW celebrates 10-year partnership with the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Following on from the International Emmy World Television Festival,  the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the International Emmy Awards for the 46th time on Monday evening (19.11.). The International Emmy for Best Performance By An Actress went to Anna Schudt, who portrays the actress and comedienne Gaby Köster in „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“. The TV movie is based on the autobiography by Gaby Köster, and the film was produced by Zeitsprung Pictures for RTL, with Christine Hartmann directing from a screenplay penned by Gaby Köster and Till Hoheneder.

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Petra Müller, CEO of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: „Congratulations to the magnificent Anna Schudt, who was able to convince the international juries with her portrayal of Gaby Köster and has brought the International Emmy back to Germany. Congratulations to the producer Michael Souvignier, the director Christine Hartmann, RTL and, not least of all, to Gaby Köster!“

The awards gala with the International Emmy for Anna Schudt was the superb highlight of the International Emmy World Television Festival and the annual visit by a delegation of TV professionals from NRW. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between NRW – Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Landesanstalt für Medien and the federal state of NRW – and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year saw Andreas Lautz, State Chancellery of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and International Emmy ambassador Leopold Hoesch being joined by, among others, Wotan Wilke Möhring („Parfum“, ZDF neo) and the team of the nominated TV drama „Blind Spot“ together with actor Herbert Knaup.

In „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“ Anna Schudt portrays the comedienne Gaby Köster whose career is brought to an abrupt halt by a stroke and brain haemorrhage. Together with her physiotherapist Jacky (Jasmin Schwiers), she embarks on the long  and difficult journey back to independence and working in TV. The TV movie is based on the eponymous autobiography by Gaby Köster. The beginning of this year also saw Anna Schudt being nominated for the German Television Awards for her role. The Düsseldorf actress, who is known to audiences, for instance, from appearances in the Tatort episodes set in Dortmund, was most recently seen in the TV drama  „Aufbruch in die Freiheit“ which won the Producer‘s Prize at the Filmfest Hamburg.

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