In October this year, the Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner completed a spectacular stunt by jumping from a height of 39 kilometres (24 miles) at a speed of up to 1342 kilometres per hour (834 miles per hour) as part of the Red Bull Stratos project. By doing so, he became the first person to prove that it is possible to break the sound barrier in a free fall without mechanical assistance and survive this feat. Felix Baumgartner is being awarded the BAMBI 2012 Award in the category of "Millennium" for this unique achievement.
From a phantom to a phenome0non: The music label responsible for the German rapper Cro first noticed him online at the beginning of 2011 and then searched for him on Twitter. It is now virtually impossible to find a magazine or television channel that does not feature Cro in its reports, a radio station that does not play his hit song "Easy" or a concert that is not completely sold out. According to the German singer Jan Delay, Cro is the "future of German hip hop". Cro, the man with the panda mask, is being awarded the BAMBI 2012 Award in the category of "German Pop" at the BAMBI Award Ceremony in the German city of Düsseldorf.
Since 7th November, millions of people all over Germany have had the opportunity to decide which TV production will be awarded the Public Choice Award at the BAMBI 2012 Award Ceremony. Participants now have until 9:30pm on 22nd November 2012 to cast their votes for Germany's most important media award in the category of "TV Movie of the Year" over the telephone or online at www.bambi.de.
The BAMBI Award in the Category of "Sport" Is Awarded to the Olympic Beach Volleyball Champions Julius Brink und Jonas Reckermann in 2012
This summer, Germany's best beach volleyball players Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann achieved what seemed impossible by beating the world champions from Brazil in front of millions of spectators and becoming the first Europeans ever to win beach volleyball gold at the Olympic Games in London. The Olympic champions can now celebrate their second gold of the year: on 22nd November, the military athlete Brink and the student Reckermann will receive the BAMBI Award in the category of "Sport".
The Austrian musician Andreas Gabalier has recently been causing a stir in the Volksmusik scene and impresses fans of all ages with his Alpine folk music with a rock'n'roll twist, so much that he is attracting media acclaim as the "Justin Bieber of Volksmusik" or the "James Dean of the Alps". The 27-year-old from the Austrian Federal State of Styria will receive the BAMBI 2012 Award in the category "Shooting Stars" in recognition of his brilliant success over the last three years.
He has shaped the world of German film and television for decades: for almost 60 years, Joachim ‘Blacky’ Fuchsberger has been loved and revered by the Germans. For his impressive ‘life in the spotlight’, Fuchsberger will receive the 2012 BAMBI Lifetime Achievement award.
BAMBI 2012 is looking forward to international superstars: Céline Dion and One Direction will be rewarded with Germany’s most sought-after media award. BAMBI 2012 will be broadcasted live from Düsseldorf on the 22nd November at 8.15pm on Das Erste.
“We are the new Germany“: that is what the successful rapper Bushido says about Germans with a migration background. The German-Tunisian, born in Bonn and raised in Berlin, addresses his call for respectful co-existence to his fans, politicians and the public alike. He makes a valuable contribution to the mutual understanding of social groups with different cultural roots. The Bambi 2011 in the Integration category goes to Bushido.