The Telegatti are back. The award ceremony will take place in Milan in mid October. Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Mondadori Group magazine that is a point of reference for the world of entertainment, made the announcement today during the presentation of a book, published by Sorrisi, entitled Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato dalle star (Telegatto, the prize most loved by stars), that took place as part of Tempo di Libri, the international book fair in Milan.
The presentation, which featured Michelle Hunziker, Pippo Baudo and Gerry Scotti, along with Rosanna Mani, editor of the book, and Aldo Vitali, the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, was the occasion to share with the public anecdotes and curiosities form the past of a prize that has been much sought after by the stars of television.
“We are delighted and very excited to be bringing the Telegatti back after ten years,” declared Aldo Vitali, the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni. “Our readers wanted it, the stars wanted it and so we can finally reveal that the much-loved event will be back this autumn in Milan with a host of big names. Many things in TV have changed in the last ten years, in our habits and in the audience, which is now much expanded thanks to the web and social media. Naturally, the 25th edition of the Telegatti will also take account of this. Over the coming months we will reveal more details about the prize and we invite all our fans to follow us in the forthcoming preparations.”
First launched in 1971, the Telegatti have been an essential part of the history of Italian entertainment. It main characteristic has always been that it is a prize awarded by a public jury, made up of readers of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Italy’s most widely-read weekly. And it is precisely this uniqueness that distinguishes the Telegatti from all of the other prizes, that are awarded by professionals and experts, and which have made it one of the most sought after prizes by artists from television, music and the cinema.
But while we excitedly await the award ceremony of the Telegatti, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni has published a book entitled Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato delle star, edited by Rosanna Mani. A book of 280 pages full of photographs featuring the most popular personalities and many of the most significant moments in the history of entertainment. From the multi-award winning Mike Bongiorno, Pippo Baudo and Corrado, to the unforgettable Michael Jackson and Luciano Pavarotti and former President of the Italian Republic such as Sandro Pertini. From Hollywood stars of the calibre of Paul Newman, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery, as well as national idols like Fiorello and Vasco Rossi, Laura Pausini and Raffaella Carrà, Gerry Scotti, Roberto Baggio and Valentino Rossi, all of whom proudly have one of the prestigious Italian Made in Italy statues in their home.
The book has been edited by Rosanna Mani, who has been with Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni since 1968 and was the weekly’s co-editor for twenty-five years, as well as being the real prime mover behind the Telegatti and the producer of the shows La notte dei Telegatti and Vota la Voce. The introduction is by Antonio Dipollina and the book is written by Daniele Soragni.
Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato dalle star is available in bookshops from this week at the price of € 29.
For the Telegatti 2018 Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will work with the Armando Testa agency, that will run the communications campaign and crossmedia operations, and Radio 105, the official radio station for the event. The charity partner for the event is Lega del Filo d’Oro, the association that provides assistance and rehabilitation to people with sensory impairments.