A highlight among the many outstanding events in Berlin was the presentation of the ASKANIA AWARD, which took place for the eleventh time in 2018. On February 13, shortly before the Berlinale, the friends of the ASKANIA watch manufactory, the only manufacturer of premium watches in the capital, met with numerous prominent representatives from the worlds of film, television, business and politics to select the 2018 award winners in the noble surroundings of the Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin.


Best Actor:
Heiner Lauterbach

Born in Cologne in 1953, from an early age it was clear to him that he preferred acting to school: already at the age of 18 he took acting lessons with Marianne Jentgens. He had his debut on stage at the age of 19 and started directing later on. He also made a name for himself as a dubbing artist lending his voice to Hollywood stars such as Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Malkovic and many others. We are pleased to honor Heiner Lauterbach this year at the 2018 ASKANIA AWARD.


Honored with AVUS Vintage

Best Actress:
Katharina Wackernagel

It is impossible to imagine the German film and television landscape without her performing roles for almost 20 years. She was awarded a Golden Lion for her best acting performance already in one of her first TV series roles – the leading role in the TV series TANJA (1997-2000). We are pleased to honor Katharina Wackernagel this year at the 2018 ASKANIA AWARD.


Honored with ELLY BEINHORN

Tim Oliver Schultz

He came to acting through one of his mother’s acquaintances, who advised him to go to an audition. In 1999, at the age of eleven, he was discovered by a casting agent in Berlin. After his participation in the ZDF series EIN STARKES TEAM (2001), he soon took over larger and above all multifaceted television roles. His successfully produced films were presented and awarded prizes at international film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlinale. We are pleased to honor the young talent Tim Oliver Schultz this year at the ASKANIA AWARD 2017.


Honored with TEGEL

ASKANIA Lifetime Achievement:
Henry Hübchen

He graduated from the Ernst Busch academy of dramatic arts in East-Berlin. He was one of the most prominent actors of the GDR. He became known in particular for his successful cooperation with the theater director Frank Castorf at the Berlin Volksbuehne theater at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Numerous cinema and television films demonstrate his versatility as an actor. We are pleased to honor Henry Hübchen this year at the 2018 ASKANIA AWARD.


Honored with TAIFUN

ASKANIA Sport Award:
Robert Harting

He won the Olympic games as a discus thrower and also became the world and European Champion several times in this discipline. From 2012 to 2014, he was elected sportsman of the year in Germany three times in a row. We are particularly pleased to present Robert Harting with the ASKANIA Sport Award.


Honored with TAIFUN

Photo gallery ASKANIA AWARD 2018



  • Heino Ferch,
  • Veronica Ferres,
  • Louis Hofmann,
  • Claus Theo Gärtner


  • Hannelore Elsner,
  • Jannik Schühmann,
  • CCC Film


  • Katharina Thalbach,
  • Emilia Schüle


  • Armin Mueller-Stahl,
  • Jella Haase


  • Armin Rohde,
  • Rosalie Thomass

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