AWARD-WINNERS 2014

On 6 November, the jury’s verdict in the 61st Ondas Awards was announced in Barcelona. For 61 years it has been a benchmark and an outstanding showcase for Spanish and international talent in the audiovisual industry.

Radio Barcelona, owned by SER, has given 25 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 prominent 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.

Around 300 candidates 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
    “TRATA DE PERSONAS. MERCADERES DE LA INOCENCIA”
    Radio Rivadavia (Argentina)
    An extraordinary work of documentary journalism revealing the blot on society that is trafficking in...An extraordinary work of documentary journalism revealing the blot on society that is trafficking in women, a subject relevant both in Argentina and worldwide.
    From the very first minute, it uses an exceptional radio montage, at a frenetic pace, which draws the listener into a shocking account of the cases revealed through a powerful script and precise use of music. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    “CAIRO, 11 FEBRUARY 2011”
    Rundfunk Radio Berlin Brandenburg (Berlin)
    “Cairo, 11 February 2011” is radio drama that masterfully recreates a recent event, the...“Cairo, 11 February 2011” is radio drama that masterfully recreates a recent event, the fall of Hosni Mubarak, through convincing sound effects in a very realistic way without becoming clichéd.
    Two main characters, the father, a world-famous writer and his daughter, and a combination of fact and fiction, produce an interesting and educational story.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    2014 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – Grand final
    Danish Broadcasting Corporation – U.E.R. (Denmark)
    This great European international music and entertainment event has been held since 1956 and has...This great European international music and entertainment event has been held since 1956 and has been kept right up-to-date with a modern and innovative format. That has allowed it to reinvent itself and become even bigger over time, attracting new generations of viewers, showcasing the latest technical and artistic advances in television production in the performances of artists from different countries.   In 2014 it was produced by the Danish television station DR with outstanding professionalism and creativity, drawing an audience of 100 million television viewers to the final (and a cumulative total of more than 195 million in 2014).

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    CULTURAL SHOCK
    Rai/ Italian Radio and Television (Italy)
    A factual reality series by young people who present a surprising view of the problems of emigration...A factual reality series by young people who present a surprising view of the problems of emigration and diversity in Europe. It is a modern, effective and dynamic format, which is excellently produced and, since it began, has used social networks as transmedia content to enrich and contextualise the audiovisual production.
    It is a pleasant surprise to find a format that takes such a current issue as immigration and shows it from the point of view of the most elusive audience, young people. Through narration that represents that target audience, but which can equally captivate an adult audience, Cultural Shock clearly presents a new perspective on the issue, calling on countries that attract immigrants to be a little more tolerant and encouraging immigrants to maintain pride in their origins. It is a completely original approach to an issue that affects many people and is difficult to fully take on board.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    Career award
    SUSANA GIMÉNEZ
    An actress and presenter on Argentinian television. The programme was broadcast for the first time...An actress and presenter on Argentinian television. The programme was broadcast for the first time in 1987 and she has now completed her 25th season with high audience figures. She is one of the most famous and influential figures in entertainment in Latin America.


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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    Special Mention by the Jury
    OCHÉNTAME (EIGHTIES REVISTED)
    Grupo Ganga Producciones
    RTVE (Spain)
    An intelligent spin-off from the TVE fiction series Cuéntame cómo pasó, which...An intelligent spin-off from the TVE fiction series Cuéntame cómo pasó, which effectively uses rich and extensive archive material to contextualise the series using nostalgia and curiosity to evoke the lifestyle of Spaniards during the 1980s. Few spin-offs have a life of their own but this format does. Recursive and nostalgic, Ochéntame captivates and excites viewers
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best radio programme
    TODO POR LA RADIO. TONI MARTÍNEZ
    Cadena SER

    Part of the La Ventana de Carles Francino programme, on every day from 5 to 6 PM, it is the best...Part of the La Ventana de Carles Francino programme, on every day from 5 to 6 PM, it is the best example on modern radio of how to provide daily news digests using humour. Its inventiveness, skilful production and craftsmanship raise this section to the summit of current radio.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best music programme
    UN LUGAR LLAMADO MUNDO. JAVIER LIMÓN
    Europa FM
    Javier Limón has managed to take a musical concept based on quality, going beyond current...Javier Limón has managed to take a musical concept based on quality, going beyond current commercial trends, to a mass audience. It is a programme that looks in-depth at the work of musicians and, seeking to promote Musical Culture (with capital letters), connects with other audiences through a commercial radio platform.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best news coverage
    PONTE... NAS ONDAS! 
    Varios stations in Galicia and Portugal 

    For 20 years, a group of schoolchildren led by Souto have explained on the radio how to build...For 20 years, a group of schoolchildren led by Souto have explained on the radio how to build bridges and construct a shared ecosystem based on culture, heritage and shared concerns in neighbouring regions in Galicia and Portugal. It is radio made by schoolchildren on either side of the River Miño. It is a good example of collaboration, creativity and promotion of radio values and an excellent channel to attract young people to the radio.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Career award
    TONI CLAPÉS
    RAC 1
    For 30 years, Toni Clapés has built a strong professional career on the radio waves. Since he...For 30 years, Toni Clapés has built a strong professional career on the radio waves. Since he began at SER, then worked at Cataluña Radio and now at RAC1 he has displayed an ability to constantly update the language of radio. He provides new approaches for dealing with current affairs. He is versatile, an excellent radio presenter and is capable of constructing a world of his own that naturally connects with listeners through the programme. 

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD

    Special Jury Award
    JOSEP MARIA MARTÍ I MARTÍ
    Cadena SER

     

    Josep María Martí is one of the great contributors of ideas to Spanish radio. In his 38 years...Josep María Martí is one of the great contributors of ideas to Spanish radio. In his 38 years working in radio he has demonstrated an innate ability to detect talent in professionals from different generations. He also stands out in his ability to suggest new radio formats and languages with lasting success in Spain. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD

    Best radio campaign
    SMART “VISIONARIOS”
    Advertiser: SMART
    Agency: CONTRAPUNTO BBDO

     

    The use of paradox and irony to identify the innovative spirit representing the product was highly...The use of paradox and irony to identify the innovative spirit representing the product was highly regarded.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best advertising agency
    PINGÜINO, TORREBLANCA & PARTNERS

    Pingüino, Torreblanca & Partners is providing a new dose of freshness and dedication to...Pingüino, Torreblanca & Partners is providing a new dose of freshness and dedication to radio and manages to make the most of its best qualities. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best entertainment programme
    ILUSTRES IGNORANTES
    CANAL +

    For making television comedy a special, unexpected and pleasant experience, through talent alone,...For making television comedy a special, unexpected and pleasant experience, through talent alone, avoiding trite clichés and mass audiences.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best current affairs programme
    EN PORTADA
    LA 2 DE TVE

    Showing that public television can handle controversy and deal with important national and...Showing that public television can handle controversy and deal with important national and international news issues with high standards and honesty. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Male Presenter
    ARTURO VALLS
    ANTENA 3
    This was a year in which this actor and presenter proved his great versatility, skill and...This was a year in which this actor and presenter proved his great versatility, skill and indisputable ability to seduce the audience. 

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    Best Female Presenter
    MAMEN MENDIZÁBAL
    LA SEXTA
    For managing to stabilise a daily offer of evening current affairs on a young station, taking...For managing to stabilise a daily offer of evening current affairs on a young station, taking responsibility for the direction and production of Más vale tarde.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best male actor in Spanish Fiction
    JOSÉ SACRISTÁN
    VELVET, ANTENA 3
    For his perfect performance as Don Emilio in the series Velvet, which makes it possible to visualise...For his perfect performance as Don Emilio in the series Velvet, which makes it possible to visualise a character full of peculiar features and nuances that identify and define the everyday life of a period in Spanish society. 

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    Best Female actor in Spanish Fiction
    ADRIANA UGARTE
    TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS, ANTENA 3
    We have all fallen in love with her in El Tiempo entre Costuras as she has taken us back in time and...We have all fallen in love with her in El Tiempo entre Costuras as she has taken us back in time and proven that she is one of the best Spanish actresses. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Spanish series
    Ex-Aequo

    EL TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS
    ANTENA 3
    For the impeccable adaptation of a literary work, for the historic re-creation carried out...For the impeccable adaptation of a literary work, for the historic re-creation carried out brilliantly by the production team and for direction and acting that has indisputably won over the audience.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Spanish Series
    Ex-Aequo
    EL PRÍNCIPE
    TELECINCO
    This series brilliantly reflects a phenomenon that is largely unknown and of singular importance,...This series brilliantly reflects a phenomenon that is largely unknown and of singular importance, through a fine script and an excellent television series. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD

    Best programme broadcast on non-national channels
    ALGUNA PREGUNTA MÉS
    TV3 

    For showing that he can go a full 10 years on screen simply asking questions. Clever, humorous...For showing that he can go a full 10 years on screen simply asking questions. Clever, humorous questioning, proving he is able to leave the radio microphone behind and successfully make the leap to the small screen. 

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Special Mention by the jury
    SERVIMEDIA
    ONCE’S AGENCY
    The jury has awarded a special mention to the Servimedia agency of ONCE (National Organisation of...The jury has awarded a special mention to the Servimedia agency of ONCE (National Organisation of Spanish Blind People) for 50 years of contributing to Spanish audiovisual production and establishing itself as a quality news agency in the Spanish communication industry. 

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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Career award
    JOAN MANUEL SERRAT

    For the musical and literary quality of his work, his contribution to pop music and his influence on...For the musical and literary quality of his work, his contribution to pop music and his influence on the musical memory of several generations.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Career awars
    LOS DEL RIO
    For being the creators of the internationally most popular Spanish song in history.For being the creators of the internationally most popular Spanish song in history.
    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best artist
    MALÚ
    For being the voice of a generation. In a career just 16 years long, she has released nine studio...For being the voice of a generation. In a career just 16 years long, she has released nine studio albums.
    This culminated with more than 60 concerts this year. She is the first female soloist to fill Palacio de Deportes four times and Palau Sant Jordi twice in a single tour.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best music event
    PRIMAVERA SOUND
    Because after being held 14 times it has become established as a seal of quality for live...Because after being held 14 times it has become established as a seal of quality for live independent music all around the world.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Special Mention by the Jury
    LANG LANG
    For having given the world a new vision of piano and having brought classical music to new...For having given the world a new vision of piano and having brought classical music to new audiences.

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AWARD-WINNERS 2014

On 6 November, the jury’s verdict in the 61st Ondas Awards was announced in Barcelona. For 61 years it has been a benchmark and an outstanding showcase for Spanish and international talent in the audiovisual industry.

Radio Barcelona, owned by SER, has given 25 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 prominent 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.

Around 300 candidates 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)