German Acting Award

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The German Acting Award (until 2017 German Actor Award ) has been awarded annually since 2012 by the Federal Drama Association (until 2014 Federal Association of Film and Television Actors) (BFFS). The award ceremony took place during the first three years of the Berlin International Film Festival . In 2016, the prizes were presented on May 20 at a gala in Berlin's Zoo Palast . The idea for this award comes from Antoine Monot, Jr. as well as Thomas Schmuckert , Hans-Werner Meyer and Antje Meyer. Schmuckert also headed the Actor Award until it was awarded in 2016, together with Meyer.

The award ceremony has been organized by the La Maison agency since 2017 and takes place in September. Bettina Zimmermann and Hans-Werner Meyer are in charge, the design team consists of Christian Senger, Michael Ruscheinsky, Nadine Heidenreich and Hans-Werner Meyer. Until 2016, a jury selected the winners. Now they are elected directly by the members of the BFFS. A jury will decide on the nominations and a preselection jury will make recommendations.

With the 2017 award ceremony , the former German Actor Award was renamed the German Acting Award .


The aim of the “award by actors for actors” is to reflect the “special point of view of actors and their connoisseurship”. The award is to be given to “outstanding actors, filmmakers and companions who were extremely exemplary and inspiring with their work for the acting work in the past year.” The award is undoped, the winners receive a sculpture with the stylized letters “dsp”.


The lists of prizewinners can be accessed via the linked annual figures.

 year  place Chair of the jury Jury members
2012 Maritim Hotel Berlin Jasmin Tabatabai Tim Bergmann , Hans-Werner Meyer , Antoine Monot Jr , Thomas Schmuckert , Stefanie Stappenbeck
2013 Renaissance Theater , Berlin Christina Hecke Steffi Kühnert , Bettina Lamprecht , Tilo Nest , Petra Schmidt-Schaller , Oliver Wnuk
2014 Theater des Westens , Berlin Heikko Deutschmann Esther Esche , Sara Sommerfeldt , Robert Stadlober , Christine Urspruch , David Zimmigart , Charlene Beck , Thomas Darchinger , Hanno Friedrich , Oliver Wnuk
2015 Zoo Palast , Berlin Ute Lubosch Sinja Dieks , Armin Dillenberger , Ina Paule Klink , Harald Krassnitzer , Heio von Stetten
2016 Zoo Palast, Berlin Maren Kroymann Prodromos Antoniadis , Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss , Walter Sittler , Rosalie Thomass , Anne Weinknecht
2017 Zoo Palast, Berlin Anna Stieblich Nomination jury: Angelika Bartsch , Sebastian Faust , Roman Knižka , Harald Krassnitzer , Jerry Kwarteng , Anna Stieblich and Brigitte Zeh
2018 Zoo Palast, Berlin Angelika Bartsch Nomination jury: Uygar Tamer , Victoria Trauttmansdorff , Gesine Cukrowski , Ann-Kathrin Kramer , Ulf Peter Schmitt and Christian Lex
2019 Zoo Palast, Berlin Nomination jury: Sheri Hagen , Marcus Off , Anton Rattinger , Aglaia Szyszkowitz , Hans-Jochen Wagner , Katja Weitzenböck and Anne Weinknecht
2020 Nomination jury: Wanja Mues , Petra Zieser , Harriet Kracht, Peter Zimmermann, Ulrike Lodwig , Dela Dabulamanzi and Jörg Schüttauf

Web links

Commons : Deutscher Schauspielpreis  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. German Actor Award (DSP) 2016 - The nominees press release BFFS from April 5, 2016.
  2. Julia Emmrich: Antoine Monot is the charming newcomer to Bremen's “Tatort”. Der Westen , February 22, 2013, p. 2 , accessed May 6, 2014 .
  3. Hans-Werner Meyer: Farewell to Thomas Schmuckert - welcome from Simone Wagner. BFFS , October 9, 2016, accessed October 9, 2016 .
  4. The New Clothes Acting Award: Membership decision , jury and pre-selection jury BFFS press release of April 10, 2017.
  5. Actors honor public broadcasters ( memento from September 23, 2017 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  6. German Actor Award: Idea , accessed on February 12, 2012