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RTL dominates German TV nods

RTL dominates German TV nods

COLOGNE -- German broadcasting giant RTL left public and commercial rivals in its wake at the fifth annual German Television Prize, the local version of the Emmys, taking nine statuettes including best series, sitcom and entertainment program. RTL's Abschnitt 40, (Section 40) the new Berlin police series from Marc Conrad's Typhoon Prods., took the best series trophy in its debut season, beating up veterans Edel & Starck from Sat.1 and Um Himmels Willen (For Heaven's Sake) on ARD. Blue-collar comedy series Alles Atze (Everything Atze) won for best sitcom and star Atze Schroeder picked up the prize for best actor in a sitcom.