Lauris Reiniks is the most popular TV personality of 2009 in Latvia. It was decided by TV viewers when trophies of the annual National TV awards “Zelta Vilnis 2009” (Golden Wave) were given away.
April 20, 2010 Representatives from all Latvia’s TV stations all came together at the “Avalon Hotel” for the annual National TV awards ceremony “Zelta Vilnis 2009” (Golden Wave 2009) organized by “Rigas Vilni” the biggest TV guide and entertainment magazine. More than 20 thousand people had cast their votes in 16 nominations for last year’s most succesful TV productions and TV people in Latvia.
These awards are traditionally presented for achievements in TV industry for the past season and is the only awards ceremony of this kind in Latvia. The winners are selected combining people’s choice and TV academy votes.
Lauris Reiniks- “I am very happy, grateful and honored to recieve this award. It is a great feeling. Last season I had two major shows on LNT television – “Latvia’s Golden Talents 2” and “Singing Families of Latvia” . My work has been noticed and appreciated and it is just wonderful. This is my first award in TV industry and that makes it even more special. I want to thank my viewers, TV academy and TV producers who trust in me and my work!” THANK YOU!