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Sony Intl's German comedies collect top honours at German TV Awards ceremony

CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Television International's (SPTI) top-rated German series produced for the RTL network took home top honours in all categories in which they were nominated at Der Deutsche Fernsehpreis (German Television Awards) ceremony held in Cologne, Germany on 27 September.

Similar to the Emmy Awards in the United States, the German Television Awards, also held annually, recognises excellence and achievement in television. 

According to an official release, the highlights of this year's awards ceremony were Alles Atze, starring Atze Schröder as a local store owner in Essen-Kray, who thinks that he is the king of the neighbourhood, won for Best Sitcom Award.

Nikola stars Walter Sittler and Mariele Millowitsch each took home an award in recognition of their acting talents, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Sitcom, respectively. Nikola centers around the life of Nikola Vollendorf, played by Millowitsch. She has to face the madness of life as a single mother of two adolescent children and as a nurse at the hospital where she works for Dr Schmidt (Sittler).

SPTI's comedies also earned multiple nominations from the upcoming Germany Comedy Awards. These include Best Comedy Show for Olm!, Best Sketch Comedy nomination for Ohne Worte, whose star, Bastian Pastewka, was also nominated as Best Comedian for his performance in this series. 

Alles Atze and Nikola will go head-to-head in the Best Sitcom category, with Alles Atze's Atze Schröder going up against Die Camper's Willi Thomczyk in the Best Actor in a Sitcom category. Gaby Koester, star of Ritas Welt, is nominated as Best Actress in a Sitcom. These awards will be announced 9 October, the release said.

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