| 11 March 2009|| 2008, 2010|
| Slovak National Theater, Bratislava, Slovakia|
The 9th OTO Awards, honoring the best in Slovak popular culture for the year 2008, took time and place on March 11, 2009, at the former Opera building of the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava. The ceremony broadcast live STV. The host of the show was Jožef Pročko, featuring guest appearances by Michal Hudák and Juraj Mokrý.
Michal Hudák and Juraj Mokrý
IMT Smile, band
Zuzana Mauréry, Nikol McCloud and Marcel Palonder, singers
9th OTO Awards Wikipedia
In addition, the winning actress Diana Mórová has been voted by public as the best-dressed woman of the ceremony in an online-based poll run by Topky.sk, accumulating 43%. The actress wore a champagne-golden colored gown by a local fashion designer, Andrea Paldan, including a set of jewels made of diamonds and golden topazes by Elen Russo. The runner-up Adela Banášová, she scored 26%, while Lenka Hriadelová received 17% of the total votes.2 nominations
Zlatica Švajdová (née Puškárová)
The broadcast of the awards gained Jednotka a 42.3% 12+ ratings share and was watched by 731,000 viewers, marking the second highest numbers for the show in the history and the most watched television program during prime time. Compared to its predecessor, the 9th OTO attracted 20,000 viewers more than in 2008. According to the STV network, the real-time event was the leader in all target groups that night, sharing audiences only with a TV JOJ series, Panelák.
Almost two years later, the local Council for Broadcast and Retransmission (Rada pre vysielanie a retransmisiu) in Slovakia imposed on December 20, 2011, a fine of €3,000 to RTVS for "a prohibited direct support of sale, purchase and rental of goods, or services of the sponsor in the sponsored program OTO 2008", or rather for the Adela Banášová's acceptance speech during the event. She then said:
Well, I want to thank viewers of TV Markíza and [I] want to thank viewers of all televisions for [that], by means of their viewership, they create a pleasant competitive environment. I want to thank, I've spoken of TV Markíza twice to be sure, and [I] definitely believe [that] I am standing here also because I'm Fun Rádio, and so also this way.