AWARD-WINNERS 2020

On October 28, the juries announced their winners of the 67th edition of the Premios Ondas in Barcelona.

With a history of sixty-six prior editions held annually since its foundation in 1954, the Ondas Awards have managed to kindle the aim of both recognizing and promoting radio, musical and television productions on a national and international arena and in all their genres and formats, that have contributed to innovation and which enhance the audience experience.

These awards are a privileged insight into the talent both from the Spanish and international audio-visual sector.

In this edition, more than 490 applications were submitted from 20 countries around the world.

The national and international juries, made up of 29 radio, television, advertising and music professionals, have been in charge of choosing this year's winners, who are due to receive a total of 24 awards.

  • ONDAS AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    VIER SCHÜSSE UND DAS SCHWEIGEN DANACH - DER FALL HUSSAM FADL (Four shots followed by silence – The case of Hussam Fadl)
    RBB - Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg
    Germany
    The jury has set great store by the investigative journalism undertaken, as well as the social and...The jury has set great store by the investigative journalism undertaken, as well as the social and judicial repercussions of this radio documentary on the death of an Iraqi exile, shot by German police.
    The radio documentary is based on a 3-year investigation that ends up dismantling the police and judicial enquires that followed the death of Hussam Fadl.
    Its sequenced structure enables the listener to follow the reporters’ investigation that led to the reopening of the case step by step. 

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    ONDAS AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention of the Jury
    RADIO CARACAS RADIO on its 90th anniversary
    POR TODOS LOS MEDIOS (By any means)
    Venezuela
    The jury has assessed the difficulties with which the professionals of this radio station have...The jury has assessed the difficulties with which the professionals of this radio station have managed to maintain the broadcasts and their defense of democracy and have strived to always provide listeners with both sides of the story. 
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION AWARD
    L'AMICA GENIALE. STORIA DEL NUEVO COGNOME (Brilliant friend. Story of a new family name)
    RAI- Radiotelevisione Italiana produced by The Apartment and Wildside (Fremantle) and Fandango in collaboration with RAI Fiction and HBO Entertainment, coproduced by Mowe and Umedia.
    Italy
    For the outstanding technical and artistic quality of the staging of the production, and in...For the outstanding technical and artistic quality of the staging of the production, and in acknowledgement of the risks taken in putting their faith in shooting a large part of the series in the Neapolitan dialect, in the case of an international production ... and not least, for having been able to represent the world through the eyes of a woman and the recent past in a powerful and original way. 
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    ONDAS AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION AWARD
    Special Mention of the Jury
    BEETHOVEN'S NINTH: SYMPHONY FOR THE WORLD
    Deutsche Welle, ZDF and ARTE.
    Germany
    For an extraordinary piece of work which brings us closer to classical music, teaching us to have...For an extraordinary piece of work which brings us closer to classical music, teaching us to have fun with its positive vibe, for showing in a unique way an issue concerning disability in different parts of the world and, ultimately, for providing a message of universal hope.

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  • ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best Radio Show (awarded jointly by the Jury)
    CARRUSEL DEPORTIVO (Sports Round)
    Cadena SER
    In the absence of sports competitions, they were forced to reinvent the weekend radio, without...In the absence of sports competitions, they were forced to reinvent the weekend radio, without impairing to its usual quality and standards, thanks to the versatility of their teams, led respectively by Dani Garrido and Paco González.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best Radio Show (awarded jointly by the Jury)
    TIEMPO DE JUEGO (Playing time)
    Cope
    In the absence of sports competitions, they were forced to reinvent the weekend radio, without...In the absence of sports competitions, they were forced to reinvent the weekend radio, without impairing to its usual quality and standards, thanks to the versatility of their teams, led respectively by Dani Garrido and Paco González.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Career award to
    FERNANDO ÓNEGA
    Onda Zero
    For his fulfilling career in radio, both in his managerial role and in front of the microphone, in a...For his fulfilling career in radio, both in his managerial role and in front of the microphone, in a host of major radio networks. He has been a pioneer in the incorporation of opinion slots on the radio, and still continues today to provide an impartial view of current affairs in his daily show; Puedo opinar y opino, de Más de Uno (I can and will give my side, from the show, More than One) on Onda Cero.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Ondas for Best original radio idea
    VITAL RADIO
    Residencia y Centro de Día Los Llanos Vital (Los Llanos day care centre and home for the elderly)
    For the launch of a program by and for residents of homes for the elderly at the beginning of the...For the launch of a program by and for residents of homes for the elderly at the beginning of the pandemic. The jury wishes to acknowledge the timeliness, sensitivity and optimistic approach of their broadcasts.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best special programming
    NEWS DESK
    Cadena SER 
    For having been the news and current affairs reference of the first wave of the pandemic. Beyond...For having been the news and current affairs reference of the first wave of the pandemic. Beyond opinion and official sources, SER has based its information strategy on the permanent deployment of the teams that make up its network of stations, with an approach based on verified data, experts and direct testimonies from society.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Best podcast or digital broadcast program:
    XREY
    Story Lab Spain
    For its successful performances that makes it into an excellent work of journalism, with the...For its successful performances that makes it into an excellent work of journalism, with the contribution of unpublished documents and direct testimonies of great value on the reign of Juan Carlos 1st
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Mention of the Jury
    Best podcast or digital broadcast
    PODCAST PREGUNTAN POR TI (They’re asking for you)
    For its ability to make a simple story into a great story.For its ability to make a simple story into a great story.
    ONDAS AWARDS - NATIONAL RADIO AWARD
    Special Ondas award from the jury
    ANDA YA! (Come off it!)
    Directed and presented by Cristina Bosca and Dani Moreno
    LOS40
    Due to its current audience records, which maintain the program as the most listened to on musical...Due to its current audience records, which maintain the program as the most listened to on musical radio since its beginnings 25 years ago.
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  • NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best radio advertising campaign (awarded jointly by the jury):
    MEDIDAS CONCRETAS BANKINTER (Specific Measures Bankinter) From the agency Sioux meet Cyranos for Bankinter
    For the knack the advertisement has of empathising with society as a whole to make a brand more...For the knack the advertisement has of empathising with society as a whole to make a brand more relevant, and furthermore for being able to show us that sounds – in this particular case a song, masterfully interpreted - can stir up such emotions in us.
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    NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best radio advertising campaign (awarded jointly by the jury)
    CUÑAS REFUGIADAS (Refugee spots)
    From the agency Pingüino Torreblanca for UNHCR
    For its use of the medium of radio medium and the key performers it uses to manage to surprise...For its use of the medium of radio medium and the key performers it uses to manage to surprise listeners, whilst seamlessly conveying the concept it wishes to communicate.
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  • NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Best radio agency
    MONO MADRID
    Their work for clients from vastly different sectors displays a proven knowledge of the many aspects...Their work for clients from vastly different sectors displays a proven knowledge of the many aspects of radio as a medium, providing us with simple, fresh and clear proposals.
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    NATIONAL RADIO ADVERTISING AWARD
    Special award of the Organization:
    PIENSO, LUEGO ACTÚO (I think, therefore I act)
    From Podium Podcast for Yoigo
    Think before you act. An extraordinary example of the use of podcasts as an advertising tool. Added...Think before you act. An extraordinary example of the use of podcasts as an advertising tool. Added to the aim of creating an initiative to drive solidarity, this novel concept has managed to reach the unprecedented level of over a million downloads and counting. 
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best light Entertainment program:
    MASTERCHEF
    RTVE
    The ability to adapt among a very plural audience is recognized by this program, maintaining...The ability to adapt among a very plural audience is recognized by this program, maintaining interest season after season. The intelligent combination of the classic, Junior and Celebrity versions contributes to this, as well as the enhancement of the culinary skills of people with a very varied profile in the face of such a universal phenomenon as food.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best current affairs or special coverage program:
    NEWCAST 2. INFORMATIVE SPECIAL BACK TO SCHOOL
    RTVE
    For its commitment to innovating in a dynamic and creative way, something necessary in public...For its commitment to innovating in a dynamic and creative way, something necessary in public television, when it comes to reporting, with a subject that had millions of parents and professionals pending in the middle of the pandemic. Aspects such as the use of a public school as a set mixed with digital technology and the transfer of its presenters and some interviewees there and endow the news program with a narrative coherence stand out.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best presenter
    MICHAEL ROBINSON 
    Michael Robinson, an exceptional person who became a media celebrity, with a great ability to convey...Michael Robinson, an exceptional person who became a media celebrity, with a great ability to convey his passion and enthusiasm for football and, above all, for life. As his friend John Carlin wrote, “Michael was loved by the good vibe he gave off, above all, but part of his success as a public figure in Spain was due to the contrast so much his, so trademark of the house, between the English accent with which he spoke Spanish and his absolute command of local slang. He always peppered our conversations - Carlin said - even if they were in English with words like capullo, pringao, chorizo, (asshole, sucker, spiv etc or expressions like "Don’t give a monkey’s", "selling the bike", "asshole" and "don't touch my balls ”.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best presenter
    MAVI DOÑATE,
    Asia-Pacific correspondent
    RTVE
    In addition to her long and rigorous career as a journalist, Mavi Doñate has long been...In addition to her long and rigorous career as a journalist, Mavi Doñate has long been bringing us closer to reality and the transformations of the great world power that is China with her chronicles. On this occasion, in addition, he has provided us with a very valuable testimony to which we wish we had paid more attention, that of Wuhan, ground zero of the Covid-19 pandemic, where the first major lockdown took place, affecting 11 million people. people. All this in very difficult conditions as it is a television medium to which the authorities of an authoritarian regime do not cease to impede. Journalism on the front line.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best comedy series:
    MIRA LO QUE HAS HECHO (Look what you have done)
    Movistar +
    For achieving excellence in a series that contains all the metaphors of the absurdities that are...For achieving excellence in a series that contains all the metaphors of the absurdities that are incurred in the daily and domestic life of couples, which is told naturally and with an enormous sense of humour.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best drama series:
    PATRIA (Homeland)
    HBO
    The jury wishes to acknowledge the great adaptation of a successful novel and the ability to talk...The jury wishes to acknowledge the great adaptation of a successful novel and the ability to talk about terrorism in the Basque Country with a totally different sensitivity and perspective from how fiction had treated it until now. It also highlights the splendid cast, as well as the great performance of the actors and actresses in the series.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best Male Performer in Fiction:
    ENRIC AUQUER
    For (Vida perfecta) Perfect Life
    Movistar +
    For his portrayal of the character Gary in the Movistar + series ‘Vida perfecta‘ ‘Perfect...For his portrayal of the character Gary in the Movistar + series ‘Vida perfecta‘ ‘Perfect Life’. The jury has taken into account his ability to build a character full of truth and sensitivity. Also, the profound acting work that is evident behind the character. And because its interpretation also dignifies and values people with functional diversity.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best female actor
    DANIELA SANTIAGO, ISABEL TORRES Y JEDET
    Actresses from Veneno
    Atresmedia
    For her interpretation of the same character, Cristina Ortiz, in Veneno. It was difficult to work...For her interpretation of the same character, Cristina Ortiz, in Veneno. It was difficult to work the adult story of Cristina Ortiz with three different actresses and they have achieved it, all of them have managed to capture the essence of Veneno, making the viewer understand the character. Their performances help the series work perfectly as a vindication and visibility of the transgender cause through a fiction series that has had life both digitally and on the TV.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best program broadcast by non-national stations or channels
    ESO NO SE PREGUNTA: ENFERMEDADES MENTALES
    That is not asked: Mental illness
    Telemadrid
    The rigor and emotional intelligence are recognized to address a dramatic issue that affects a...The rigor and emotional intelligence are recognized to address a dramatic issue that affects a significant percentage of Spanish society (the mentally ill) and that is an annoying reality that not everyone wants to know. The population with mental problems in Spain has grown significantly in recent years and, in the case of the prison population, exceeds 20%. The Telemadrid program addresses this issue and brings it closer to the audience with a sensitivity worthy of recognition, as is the case
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    ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best digital broadcast content
    MIL MUJERES ASESINADAS
    A thousand women murdered
    RTVE
    The jury wanted to acknowledge the research work of this project to repair the memory of women...The jury wanted to acknowledge the research work of this project to repair the memory of women victims of gender violence, avoiding that they are considered only a figure. They have also valued their commitment to preventing this social scourge and the rigor and thoroughness with which they have created a large database on gender violence in Spain, full of humanity and respect for the lives of the murdered women.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - TELEVISION AWARD
    Best Documentary or Documentary Series:
    LA VIDA DESPUÉS (Life after)
    RTVE
    For the sensitivity when looking for the most human side of the fight against the coronavirus, for...For the sensitivity when looking for the most human side of the fight against the coronavirus, for doing it with a television language, demanding and meticulous that puts serenity and reflection before it when connecting with the viewer.
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    ONDAS AWARDS - MUSIC AWARD
    National Award for a career in music
    JOAQUIN SABINA

    The singer-songwriter from Jaen, prolific spokesperson for several generations and spellbinder, has...The singer-songwriter from Jaen, prolific spokesperson for several generations and spellbinder, has spent 7 decades writing and whispering to us, painting between verses for a society that has been applauding his charming and unique versatility for more than 40 years, his knack of making the difficult universal, to stroll down the boulevard of broken dreams and pain avenue, with his foot full on the accelerator. That is why this jury has plenty of reasons to award this award, gift wrapped and cast in solid gold as he denies everything, but recognizes "nothing", that "nothing" that is an immense songbook, full of works that will always remain, and that are ours forever.
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  • ONDAS AWARDS - MUSIC AWARD
    Musical phenomenon of the year
    "RED ALERT" #HacemosEventosNeutral, open and international movement 
    In the context of maximum vulnerability and instability in which we find ourselves, live music is...In the context of maximum vulnerability and instability in which we find ourselves, live music is going through an extremely serious situation that is having a drastic impact on an entire sector that brings together workers, companies, organizations and associations that number more than 700,000 professionals. and that generates by itself 3.2% of the GDP in Spain.
    This common voice, which in an apolitical and neutral way has taken to the streets painting buildings and public spaces red in several countries, brings together countless groups that have been silenced in this crisis, and affects a society that has seen itself deprived of musical expressions that are a fundamental part of everyone's social life.
    From big festivals, to bank holiday festivities, to tours and concerts, in halls or large venues, of artists of all styles, they have disappeared from our lives; and this award for silence aims to raise a voice so that the whole of society hears it loud and clear.
    For the substantive and necessary awareness and visibility of this problem, which requires an immediate solution for the survival of music.

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    ONDAS AWARDS - MUSIC AWARD
    Special mention of the jury
    LUIS EDUARDO AUTE
    (in memoriam)
    The jury of the Ondas Music Awards would like to give a special mention to Luis Eduardo Aute, a...The jury of the Ondas Music Awards would like to give a special mention to Luis Eduardo Aute, a versatile creator who died last April, for his extensive and essential artistic legacy. Singer-songwriter and poet, painter and sculptor, filmmaker, and above all, inspirational force to all Spanish authors. 
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AWARD-WINNERS 2020

On October 28, the juries announced their winners of the 67th edition of the Premios Ondas in Barcelona.

With a history of sixty-six prior editions held annually since its foundation in 1954, the Ondas Awards have managed to kindle the aim of both recognizing and promoting radio, musical and television productions on a national and international arena and in all their genres and formats, that have contributed to innovation and which enhance the audience experience.

These awards are a privileged insight into the talent both from the Spanish and international audio-visual sector.

In this edition, more than 490 applications were submitted from 20 countries around the world.

The national and international juries, made up of 29 radio, television, advertising and music professionals, have been in charge of choosing this year's winners, who are due to receive a total of 24 awards.