AWARD-WINNERS 2015

On 28 October the jury’s verdict in the 62nd Ondas Awards was announced in Barcelona. For more than 6 decades it has been a benchmark and an outstanding showcase for Spanish and international talent in the audiovisual industry.

Radio Barcelona, owned by SER, gave 22 awards to the most outstanding professionals, companies and works from Spain and abroad in radio, radio advertising, television and music.

The Ondas Awards, Spain’s most long-standing and prestigious radio and television awards are given each year to the most outstanding professionals, companies and works from Spain and abroad in radio, radio advertising and television.

More than 350 entries from more than 20 countries all around the world competed for this year’s Ondas Awards, which were officially supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 

  • PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    “LES MOTS DE MA MÈRE”
      Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique (ACSR)
    (Belgium)

    The jury has awarded the PREMIO ONDAS to the documentary "Les Mots de ma Mère" for...The jury has awarded the PREMIO ONDAS to the documentary "Les Mots de ma Mère" for the innovation inherent in this radio story, which is backed solely by a natural sound recording free from artificially generated resources. Particularly outstanding too is the intelligent use of the silences throughout.
    This intimate, sincere and sensitively handled work, is able both to move and provide an insight into the development and effects of a neurodegenerative disease that leads to sufferers unwittingly forgetting their words.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention
    “NUEVOS MÉTODOS PARA PLANCHAR Y MORIR EN MÉXICO”
    Televisa Radio Prisa
    (México)
    The jury wishes to give special mention to the program "Nuevos Métodos para Planchar y...The jury wishes to give special mention to the program "Nuevos Métodos para Planchar y Morir en México" due to the extraordinary task of investigative journalism undertaken to raise awareness on human trafficking in Mexico.
    The documentary has managed to obtain a series of shocking testimonials in the first person illustrating the darkest side of humanity and which, due to an outstanding work of editing, grip the listener from start to finish.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    1989. POKER AM TODESZAUN.
    ZDF German Television

    An ambitious European coproduction that portrays the historic chapter of the fall of the Iron...An ambitious European coproduction that portrays the historic chapter of the fall of the Iron Curtain using a brilliant narrative and formal proposal.
    The directors, Anders Østergaard and Erzsebet Racz, combine fictional and documentary elements to give voice to the political protagonists, like the Hungarian President Miklos Németh.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    Honorific Mention
    HISTORIA DE UN CLAN
    "Underground Producciones"
    (Argentina)
    The Jury valued the production quality of a very attractive original idea supported by an...The Jury valued the production quality of a very attractive original idea supported by an outstanding cast. The script, based on a true story that shocked Argentinian society in the 1980’s, focuses on the story of a wealthy family that works in the kidnapping business. 
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  • PREMIO ONDAS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
    Radio and television career award
    JOAQUÍN LÓPEZ DÓRIGA
    A radio and television presenter who has presented the evening news on Televisa México for 25...A radio and television presenter who has presented the evening news on Televisa México for 25 years. López Doriga is also the anchor on the midday slot on Radiofórmula.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best speech radio programme
    A VIVIR QUE SON DOS DÍAS
    Cadena SER

    The programme presented by Javier del Pino on Cadena SER has set a benchmark for radio innovation....The programme presented by Javier del Pino on Cadena SER has set a benchmark for radio innovation. Del Pino has created a new concept of radio in terms of content, editing and radio narrative with a cosmopolitan viewpoint, humour and music incorporated as an integral part of the content. With a sideways glance and quality opinions, each weekend A Vivir takes a calm and lucid in-depth look at the essence of the most relevant issues in modern society.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best speech radio presenter 
    CARLOS ALSINA
    Onda Cero
    This Onda Cero journalist has managed to create a style all of his own on Spanish night-time radio...This Onda Cero journalist has managed to create a style all of his own on Spanish night-time radio for ten years at the helm of La Brújula. With a laid-back style, the ability to look into burning issues in depth with a range of different resources and outstanding radio editing, Alsina has also contributed some novel formats such as La Cultureta, bringing through young voices and new viewpoints.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best music radio presenter
    ÁNGEL CARMONA
    Radio 3
    With Hoy empieza todo Ángel Carmona has managed to create a broad-spectrum wake-up programme....With Hoy empieza todo Ángel Carmona has managed to create a broad-spectrum wake-up programme. Gifted with great talent and brilliance, his antenna magnetises the listener. He is capable of handling different registers and bringing current affairs, music and humour together with great creativity, making his programme an indispensable part of Spanish radio. He is a good example of good public radio under the Radio3 brand.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Career award
    CÉSAR LUMBRERAS
    Cope
    The journalist has been presenting the longstanding Agropopular on Cope for 31 years. Lumbreras...The journalist has been presenting the longstanding Agropopular on Cope for 31 years. Lumbreras boasts a solid career on the waves, marked by his commitment to Spanish farming, such a relevant part of Spain's economy and society. Trusted by farmers, he has created an ongoing communication bridge about the interests that affect their day-to-day lives. His radio bastion has set an example for other similar radio programmes that have followed in his wake.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD

    Award to the best internet radio station or platform
    GLADYS PALMERA
     

    The music platform presented by "Alejandra Fierro", better known as Gladys Palmera, is a...The music platform presented by "Alejandra Fierro", better known as Gladys Palmera, is a very complete example of the the use of technology to create quality radio. The winning website, which hosts specialised programmes by experts such as Diego Manrique and the singer Martirio, also offers a broad selection of all kinds of music with Latin roots. Particularly noteworthy are the music sessions and the interesting and stimulating playlist.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD

    Best radio campaign
    AQUARIUS “LA INCREIBLE SENSACIÓN DE VENIRSE ARRIBA ESTÉS DONDE ESTÉS”
    Advertiser: AQUARIUS
    Agency: SRA. RUSHMORE

     

    The jury appreciated the creative freshness and quality of execution. The tone, performance and...The jury appreciated the creative freshness and quality of execution. The tone, performance and musical effects create a feeling of freshness and excitement at the same time.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best advertising agency
    PUBLICIS
    The jury has recognised its ability to adapt to advertisers of different sizes and sectors without...The jury has recognised its ability to adapt to advertisers of different sizes and sectors without lowering its demanding quality levels. Its understanding of the medium is very well reflected in its work.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Special Mention by the Jury
    RADIOEFICACIA
    Advertiser: Associació Catalana de Ràdio
    Agency: MICROBIO GENTLEMAN
    For promoting the commercial values of radio in a highly original way.For promoting the commercial values of radio in a highly original way.
    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best entertainment programme
    TU CARA ME SUENA
    Antena 3

    For being a format created in Spain sold and taken up abroad. A great televisual and musical show...For being a format created in Spain sold and taken up abroad. A great televisual and musical show with a large audience
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best current affairs programme
    LAS MAÑANAS DE CUATRO
    CUATRO

    For starting a lasting current affairs programme, for its development by successive directors,...For starting a lasting current affairs programme, for its development by successive directors, presenters who have contributed to it, and the political impact it has had
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Male Presenter
    IKER JIMÉNEZ
    CUATRO
    For his work as a presenter, communicator and director, who heads a programme with a unique style...For his work as a presenter, communicator and director, who heads a programme with a unique style and has established the mystery genre on both television and radio.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Female Presenter
    ANA BLANCO
    TVE
    For her strength, sobriety and reliability for 25 years on TVE. She is an example of the...For her strength, sobriety and reliability for 25 years on TVE. She is an example of the professionalism expected of a journalist on public media, as she has proven on the news and in special programmes and current affairs interviews.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best male actor (Fiction)
    JOSÉ MOTA
    TVE
    For being one of the most innovative comics in his genre as both a creator of characters and as an...For being one of the most innovative comics in his genre as both a creator of characters and as an impressionist. He is a leading figure in Spanish comedy.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Female actor (Fiction)
    THE CAST OF FEMALE ACTORS ON VIS A VIS
    Antena 3
    For the stellar, surprising work by the set of female actors in the series who play prisoners.For the stellar, surprising work by the set of female actors in the series who play prisoners.
    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Spanish series
    EL MINISTERIO DEL TIEMPO
    TVE
    For managing to introduce unprecedented educational content into its fiction, combining history and...For managing to introduce unprecedented educational content into its fiction, combining history and entertainment and making figures such as Cervantes part of the popular imagination created by series. It is also an example of a genre barely explored in Spain—science fiction—showing that series have a lot further to go.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best programme broadcast on non-national channels
    LOS DESCENDIENTES
    Canal Sur

    A programme that analyses immigration through the profiles of descendant generations, recounting the...A programme that analyses immigration through the profiles of descendant generations, recounting the lives of the children and grandchildren of immigrants. 
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best program or fiction series broadcast online
    EL MORT VIU
    Audiovisual communication students from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona 
    For being an innovative, risk-taking project that marks a leap in quality in the emerging world of...For being an innovative, risk-taking project that marks a leap in quality in the emerging world of web series in terms of production and the transgressive nature of the script. It is also a product of the drive and creativity of young talents promoted by an academic institution, Pompeu Fabra University.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Career award
    RAPHAEL

    The award recognises his 55-year career with more than 60 albums, concerts and a great many...The award recognises his 55-year career with more than 60 albums, concerts and a great many international awards. The jury highlighted his utter dedication, his tenacity, his role as a pioneer of modern music, and his incredible capacity for reinvention and adapting to the times, connecting with new generations and even becoming an indie icon. 2015 is also a very special year for Raphael as following his successful tour he has returned to cinema four decades later with Álex de la Iglesia.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best artist
    FITO CABRALES, LEADER OF FITO Y FITIPALDIS
    For his artistic value, independence, lyric-writing skill and artistic purity, which has brought...For his artistic value, independence, lyric-writing skill and artistic purity, which has brought rock to new audiences and his songs to a range of listeners from different generations. The jury has also stressed his profile as a musician on the road who remains faithful to the ideas with which he began his career with pure, unembellished songs.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best music event
    CADENA DIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – SPECIAL MENTION: CARLOS NAREA
    For the uniqueness of the event held in September in Madrid, which brought together more than 30...For the uniqueness of the event held in September in Madrid, which brought together more than 30 artists who performed live with the same band. 12,000 people attended the concert and more than a million people followed it on TV and through the internet. The jury also appreciated the sense of communion created among the audience and the atmosphere of this great tribute to music in Spanish, which is Cadena Dial's hallmark. The jury also wanted to highlight the production and artistic direction of the event, personified in Carlos Narea, which enabled the event to run smoothly with musical tension from start to finish.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Special Mention by the jury
    MARIZA
    The jury has awarded a special mention to Mariza for being one of the most important fado artists,...The jury has awarded a special mention to Mariza for being one of the most important fado artists, who is at the forefront of the musical genre internationally. She is an artist who has evolved and revolutionised the genre, turning it into a universal language, performing on the world's leading stages and becoming a model for musicians such as Bjork and Sting. Her latest work, Mundo, is a further evolution in her career and firmly establishes her international impact.
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    Special Mention by the jury
    AMARAL
    The jury has awarded a special mention to Amaral, a key group in Spanish music. After a 20-year...The jury has awarded a special mention to Amaral, a key group in Spanish music. After a 20-year career, they have remained true to their independent style, editing and producing their own work, on the frontline of rock. Having sold more than three million discs with recognition in Spain and abroad in the form of 2 MTV awards and 3 Ondas awards, Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre have become musical idols.
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AWARD-WINNERS 2015

On 28 October the jury’s verdict in the 62nd Ondas Awards was announced in Barcelona. For more than 6 decades it has been a benchmark and an outstanding showcase for Spanish and international talent in the audiovisual industry.

Radio Barcelona, owned by SER, gave 22 awards to the most outstanding professionals, companies and works from Spain and abroad in radio, radio advertising, television and music.

The Ondas Awards, Spain’s most long-standing and prestigious radio and television awards are given each year to the most outstanding professionals, companies and works from Spain and abroad in radio, radio advertising and television.

More than 350 entries from more than 20 countries all around the world competed for this year’s Ondas Awards, which were officially supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 

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