Author Archive: Oliver K.

Bambi Awards

And the Bambi goes to… 

Many people went on the 13.November this year to the Bambi Awards. So what is the Bambi?

The Bambi is one of the oldest German media awards. It was invented by Karl Fritz, who lived in Karlsruhe and has a publishing house, in the year 1948. The daughter of first winner, Marika Rökk, gave the Bambi its name, because she thought the award looks like Bambi from the book by Felix Salten. Karl Fritz publisher was bought by the Hubert-Burda-Verlag, one of the biggest publishers in Germany, and therefore the Bambi too. The first Bambi was made of ceramic, but since 1958 it has been made from gilded copper. From 1953 to now the Bambi has been awarded in Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Munich and in many other cities. First it was only a media award but since 1984 it was also awarded for media, sport and society. This year the award winners were for example Uma Thurman, Ariana Grande, The “Fantastischen Vier” and a special award for Miroslav Klose and Philipp Lahm. Heinz Rühmannreceived the most Bambis. He got 12 Bambis.