BAMBI AWARDS 2013, STAGE THEATRE IN BERLIN; NOVEMBER 14
The Bambi Awards, which recognise excellence in international media and television, is one of Germany's most keenly anticipated media events, and the 2013 Bambis, the 65th edition of the awards, was no exception. The founder of the prize, publisher Dr Hubert Burda, welcomed 1,000 celebrity guests from the worlds of high society, showbiz media, politics and business to the glittering gala at the Stage Theatre in Berlin on November 14.
Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of eight-time official partner to the awards Chopard, redesigned the famous golden Bambi statue and added a diamond base to the trophy.
Robbie Williams opened the event with an electrifying performance of the swing classic “Puttin' on the Ritz”. One of the highlights of the show was the appearance of the world's greatest benefactor, Bill Gates, who said in his speech of thanks that it was his vision that everyone in the world had the chance to live a productive life and was able to realise his or her full potential. Other Bambi winners in 2013 were songwriter Udo Jürgens, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, skydiver Felix Baumgartner and violinist David Garrett.