AWARD-WINNERS 2016

On 19 October the jury’s verdict in the 63nd 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 21 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
    Sveriges Radio - Sweden
    “DÖD I SLUTET RUM” 
    The International Radio Jury of the Premio Ondas has decided to award the Ondas 2016 to the program...The International Radio Jury of the Premio Ondas has decided to award the Ondas 2016 to the program of 2016 Sveriges Radio, "Död Slutet i Rum" (Death in a closed room).
    The jury awards the undeniable value of journalistic research which led to questioning of the official version provided by the Swedish police about the death of a young man in unclear circumstances.
    Thanks to this work of investigative reporting, contributing both facts and witnesses, they have crafted an attractive, credible and compelling radio story.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention
    Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique (acsr) - Belgium
    “BEAUX, JEUNES MONSTRES”
    The Jury also wishes to give a Special Mention to the radio drama of the Collectiv Wow!...The Jury also wishes to give a Special Mention to the radio drama of the Collectiv Wow! L'Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique, "Beaux, Monstres Jeunes" (Young, Beautiful Monsters), for the sensitive, intelligent and novel format devised to observe life from the mind of a child with cerebral palsy. Through the work’s dramatization and production it both attempts and succeeds in giving a voice to those who are seldom heard.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    ARD (Germany)
    “MITTEN IN DEUTSCHLAND: NSU”
    The jury grants the International Television ONDAS 2016 to the mini-series Mitten in Deutschland:...The jury grants the International Television ONDAS 2016 to the mini-series Mitten in Deutschland: NSU by the public German television ARD, a work of fiction based on real events that narrates a series of racist crimes from different perspectives: the victims, the murderers and the investigators in three independent episodes.
    We value the narrative exercise, the innovative format and the courage of addressing a country’s complex social reality using a different approach that goes beyond the ‘what’ to explore the ‘why’

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    PREMIOS ONDAS INTERNATIONAL TV AWARD
    Special Mention
    ZDF German Television (Germany)
    “FAMILIE BRAUN”
    The transgressive web series Familie Braun by the public channel ZDF deserves a special mention for...The transgressive web series Familie Braun by the public channel ZDF deserves a special mention for shunning political correctness to reach younger viewers through irreverent humour and in their own language, while portraying the often absurd experiences of two young men with neo-Nazi ideology. 
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    Jury Special Mention
    Radio Télevision Suisse (RTS) - Switzerland
    “TEMPS PRÉSENT"
    The documentary Europe 2015, the first year of the war by Radio Télevision Suisse (RTS) also...The documentary Europe 2015, the first year of the war by Radio Télevision Suisse (RTS) also deserves a special mention for a precise exposition of the recent history of the Middle East and its devastating effects, combining a clearly informative vocation with a universal human sensitivity that sustains the difficult balance between the first-hand narratives and the facts at all times. 
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best presenter or spoke radio programme
    Martín Llade 
    To "Sinfonías de la mañana" and its presenter Martín Llade for the 50...To "Sinfonías de la mañana" and its presenter Martín Llade for the 50 years of classical music radio and its decisive contribution to the promotion of the culture of classical music. A station that has arrived at half a century renewing its elements of modernity while maintaining its popular roots.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Award for the best presenter or music radio programme
    Tony Aguilar
    Tony Aguilar exemplifies the success and strength of the top 40 on its 50th anniversary. His,...Tony Aguilar exemplifies the success and strength of the top 40 on its 50th anniversary. His, forever young, bold style has forged a unique personality inseparably linked to LOS40. An essential mouthpiece and barometer of current trends and musical radio

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Award for the best online program, whether radio or online internet platform cast
    Prisa Radio Podium podcast
    For its commitment to digital transformation of radio through a new audio channel audio with...For its commitment to digital transformation of radio through a new audio channel audio with original content, quality, multi-diffusion and intended for consumption on demand. Content with life beyond the analogue radio medium.

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Career award
    Juan Carlos Ortega
    The award goes to Juan Carlos Ortega, a true exponent of the use of the potential of radio to create...The award goes to Juan Carlos Ortega, a true exponent of the use of the potential of radio to create humor. A teacher in the use of radio language to amuse and surprise the listener. As he has gone from one station to another he has managed to create his own universe with a recognizable style that never fails to amaze the listener.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best news story reporting
    Las Concostorias Cervantinas de Nieves Concostrina. RNE
    The award goes to Nieves Concostrina and the "Concostorias" from RNE marking the fourth...The award goes to Nieves Concostrina and the "Concostorias" from RNE marking the fourth centenary of the death of Cervantes. Concostrina has made a historic tour of Cervantes’ Spain in an entertaining, educational, rigorous and fun way

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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention
    “La Opinión”. Radio Pontevedra
    For the values contained in a program going back 40 years, since the dawn of democracy, beginning...For the values contained in a program going back 40 years, since the dawn of democracy, beginning with a style that continues to give voice to the people, channeling their wishes and complaints
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention
    “Cap Nen Sense Joguina”

    For an action of solidarity for children in Barcelona in a program of exceptional and exciting radio...For an action of solidarity for children in Barcelona in a program of exceptional and exciting radio every night of Epiphany for the last 50 years. The jury wants award the communicative talent of Rosa Badia leading the Twelfth Night special Cap Nen Sense Joguina.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best radio campaign
    "We don’t have Cheap Dreams" (No tenemos sueños baratos)
    Publicis for Loterías de Estado, (Spanish State Lotteries).
    For a creativity perfectly adapted to the radio lending importance to both voice and interpretation....For a creativity perfectly adapted to the radio lending importance to both voice and interpretation. Its characteristic humor and consistency in the quality of the many commercials it comprises make it a worthy winner.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best Agency
    McCann Spain
    The radio advertising work undertaken by McCann stand out for the unique way in which it understands...The radio advertising work undertaken by McCann stand out for the unique way in which it understands the medium, combined with the special effort made to innovate in both ideas and formats.
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    Special mention
    Ana Bella, Red de mujeres supervivientes (Women Survivors Network Foundation), for "One minute of noise."
    Special mention to the creativity of McCann for the Ana foundation for the network of women...Special mention to the creativity of McCann for the Ana foundation for the network of women survivors. A lack of resources calls for striking effects and the piece presented amply achieves its goal through the use of drama, a much underused resource in radio, which captures the plight of those suffering domestic violence with great realism
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best entertainment programme
    La Voz – Telecinco 
    A program that discovers and gives meaning to musical talent in a relaxed and entertaining...A program that discovers and gives meaning to musical talent in a relaxed and entertaining setting. 
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    Best current affairs program or special coverage
    Tabú – Canal 0 Movistar Plus 
    You need to have a lot of human tact and a great journalistic talent to put a face on and give voice...You need to have a lot of human tact and a great journalistic talent to put a face on and give voice to life’s biggest problems of life, both which have been ably achieved by with the sensitivity and talents of Taboo’s presenter, Jon Sistiaga. Great television.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best presenter
    Vicente Vallés
    His program symbolizes the essence of journalism on television: Current affairs in pictures, is...His program symbolizes the essence of journalism on television:
    Current affairs in pictures, is presented with rigor, intention and clarity, with near surgical precision. Furthermore, with this being elections year in Spain, his participation in debates between candidates has always exhibited mastery of the medium, with opportune questions and distance between participants all leading to a necessary critical view.

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    Best presenter
    Mónica López
    For the innovational format given to meteorological information, and her ability to transform this...For the innovational format given to meteorological information, and her ability to transform this content to arouse interest and curiosity among viewers via use of a range of new digital imaging supports.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best Spanish series
    El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) – TVE
    For continuing to blend the history and culture of Spain with fiction while turning out crafted and...For continuing to blend the history and culture of Spain with fiction while turning out crafted and high-quality entertainment. It is a series with a great informative value that public television should maintain, as it has always been considered one of its greatest values. The jury also appreciates the fact that its format has drawn international attention acting as an inspiration to an American series. 
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best actor, fiction
    Pedro Casablanc
    The talent who gave life to Bárcenas and Godot on stage, now lends his talents to the...The talent who gave life to Bárcenas and Godot on stage, now lends his talents to the character Juan Rueda from “Mar de Plástico. No role is beyond this immensely gifted actor who has made his voice and build the soul of his characters.
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    Best actress, fiction
    Cecilia Freire
    As an actress she is a breath of fresh air, a comic actor able to master the more dramatic roles...As an actress she is a breath of fresh air, a comic actor able to master the more dramatic roles with consummate ease and with a knack of empathizing with the viewer. Cecilia is "Rita" in Velvet, the shoulder to cry on for Ana, Paula Echevarria. She plays a character full of optimism, humor and complicity, which drives a television series enjoying remarkable success.
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    Best program broadcast by non-national networks
    El Foraster - TV3
    Among the various ways of getting to know about the world around us and our neighbours is "El...Among the various ways of getting to know about the world around us and our neighbours is "El Foraster". "The Stranger" is hosted and led by Quim Masferrer introducing viewers to the curiosity, sense of humor and empathy, of inhabitants of a variety of Catalan villages over a period of 48 hours.
    Innovative, entertaining and true to portrayal, "El Foraster" is an extraordinarily popular program in Catalonia.

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    PREMIOS ONDAS NATIONAL TV AWARD
    Best fiction program or series on Internet
    Les coses grans. (Great things).
    For showing that online fiction need not be synonymous with amateur fiction. On the contrary,...For showing that online fiction need not be synonymous with amateur fiction. On the contrary, "Coses Grans" is a series with an excellent production, made by television professionals who have taken advantage of the freedom of online media to create a cutting edge comedy both novel in style and with a sense of unprecedented changes in the style of humour for the national scene.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Premio Ondas for the career
    Miguel Bosé
    In the category of distinguishing careers, the Ondas is awarded to Miguel Bosé who, after...In the category of distinguishing careers, the Ondas is awarded to Miguel Bosé who, after nearly 40 years in music, with hits in every decade, has been truly acknowledged as a complete artist and an icon of pop culture. With 17 studio albums, several massive tours, a multifaceted career, 19 numbers 1, and numerous awards, Bosé has been able to constantly morph himself while making his songs always sound contemporaneous. The jury also wanted to emphasize the avant-garde and cultural drive of Bosé, who has become a role model for several generations of musicians and their work in the cultural links between Europe and America. The jury also wanted to stress his philanthropic work, using music as a mouthpiece to defend social causes.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best Artist
    Dani Martin
    The jury highlighted the courage and humility of the singer, who has kept his essence and...The jury highlighted the courage and humility of the singer, who has kept his essence and authenticity while evolving artistically. His ability to innovate and take risks of production and communication has found reward among a public that continues to connect in a very meaningful way and embracing his ongoing determination to challenge the status quo and innovate. He turned the release of his new album, Las Montañas Rusas, into a great event, bringing together tens of thousands of people in the center of Madrid.
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  • PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Best Show
    Manuel Carrasco for his concert at the Olympic Stadium in Seville
    In the category of musical show or concert of the year, the Ondas is for Manuel Carrasco, for his...In the category of musical show or concert of the year, the Ondas is for Manuel Carrasco, for his concert at the Olympic Stadium in Seville. In a context in which attendance figures for live shows are falling without the authorities appearing to be concerned about this, the artist from Huelva brought together more than 45,000 people in the central concert tour, Dancing Wind, which attracted more 250,000 people in total. The jury wishes to highlight his artistic development and ability to encourage attendance at shows and to attract tens of thousands of people to live music and a host of social causes.
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    PREMIOS ONDAS MUSIC AWARD
    Special Mention
    Juanes
    The jury awarded a special mention to Juanes for throwing himself, his career and his music...The jury awarded a special mention to Juanes for throwing himself, his career and his music wholeheartedly behind the peace process.
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    Special mention
    David Bowie and Prince
    The jury agreed to give a special mention to David Bowie and Prince, as representatives of a...The jury agreed to give a special mention to David Bowie and Prince, as representatives of a generation of musicians of the final decades of the millennium, which changed the rules of music and redefined the way to understand it, to live it and feel it.
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AWARD-WINNERS 2016

On 19 October the jury’s verdict in the 63nd 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 21 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).