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2017 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED

7 First Ever Emmy Nomination for Israel’s i24NEWS and First Current Affairs Nomination for Sweden’s SVT
 

 

New York, August 7, 2017 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2017 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on October 5, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.

The 8 Nominees span 6 countries on 3 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Israeli network i24NEWS has garnered its first ever Emmy nomination in the News category for its French language coverage of the Republican National Convention. Swedish Public Broadcaster, SVT scored its first nomination in the Current Affairs category for an investigation into the Panama Papers. Additionally, Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated in both categories.

"In today's political climate, a free, fearless and independent media establishment is more essential than ever to the democratic process.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the 2017 nominees for raising much needed awareness of critical world issues and events with their outstanding broadcast journalism.”

The full list of nominees follows.


 



2017 Nominees - News & Current Affairs



NEWS
 

Inside Aleppo - Battle for Aleppo
Channel 4 News / ITN
United Kingdom
The battle for Aleppo was the most brutal in the five-year Syrian war. A C4 News journalist & filmmaker was inside the besieged city with unrivaled access to the horror, chaos, and civilian tragedy unfolding.

Jornal Nacional - The Ryan Lochte Scandal
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
A dream team of swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. The tale fit Rio’s violent reputation and gained worldwide attention. Jornal Nacional’s investigative journalists exposed the lie concocted by Ryan Lochte and discovered the real story. Lochte later confessed and apologized in an exclusive interview in Globo’s New York studios.

Le Journal - Paris/Jaffa - Republican National Convention, Cleveland
i24NEWS
Israel
Le Journal covers Donald Trump's investiture at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with special correspondent David Benaym behind the scenes of the event.

TV Patrol - Super Typhoon Lawin's Trail of Damage
ABS-CBN
Philippines
TV Patrol: Typhoon Lawin’s Trail of Destruction Super Typhoon Lawin (International Name: Haima) battered northern Philippines on October 20, 2016. It made landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan before midnight, and wreaked havoc in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and nearby areas.


Current Affairs

101 East - Rodrigo Duterte: A President's Report Card
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
A ruthless crackdown on drugs, allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings, a war of words with world leaders - Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the most controversial leaders of our times. 101 East gets exclusive access to the man behind the headlines.

Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Hardcash Productions / ITV / WGBH/Frontline
United Kingdom
This film reveals the hidden reality inside one of the world’s most secretive and strict Islamic regimes. Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the West, but with unprecedented access to an underground network of young activists, this film uncovers a society where opposition is beginning to take shape.

Globo Repórter - Art as Passport
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
In a country with so much inequality, the opportunity to learn art can transform lives. Young people in social projects in the favelas find new prospects for their families. Some have already started promising careers abroad, such as ballerina Ingrid Silva and trombonist Aline Alcantara.

Uppdrag granskning: Panamadokumenten (Mission Investigate: The Panama Papers)
SVT / ICIJ / Syddeutsche Zeitung / Reykjavik Media / Yle / DR / NDR / RUV / Première Lignes France
Sweden
The Panama Papers has become a milestone in the international fight against tax evasion and money-laundering. 400 journalists worked with the leak, including Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark. Their interview with the Icelandic Prime Minister about his offshore business was broadcast worldwide.


 




About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv
 




 
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2018 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GALA IN NEW YORK

Spanish Series La Casa de Papel Wins in Drama
 
Lars Mikkelsen  & Anna Schudt Win Best Performance Categories
      
NEW YORK, November 19, 2018 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 46th International Emmy® Awards tonight at a Black-Tie Gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Hari Kondabolu at the New York Hilton.
 
2 Special Awards and 11 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. 
 
Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO, Dana Walden presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Sophie Turner Laing, Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine Group, a network of more than 120 creative production companies with production capabilities in 23 markets in over 50 languages.
 
Blindspot star Sullivan Stapleton and Producer Julie Plec, presented the International Emmy Founders Award to record-setting writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, who currently has fifteen shows in production.
 
Lars Mikkelsen accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as priest Johannes in Herrens Veje-Ride Upon the Storm. Anna Schudt accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as comedian Gaby Köster in Ein Schnupfen hatte auch gereicht-The Sniffles would have been fine.
 
The 11 winning International Emmy programs and performances span 10 countries: Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, The UK and the US. They are: Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story (Arts Programming), Lars Mikkelsen (Best Performance by an Actor), Anna Schudt (Best Performance by an Actress), Nevsu (Comedy)Goodbye Aleppo (Documentary), La Casa de Papel-Money Heist (Drama Series), El Vato - Season 2 (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), Did You Get The Message? (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Una Historia Necesaria - The Suspended Mourning (Short-Form Series); Ouro Verde The Payback (Telenovela), and Man in an Orange Shirt (TV Movie/Mini-Series)Complete winners' information follows this release. 
 
"For people who work in television across the globe, this is the best of times.Despite change and uncertainty around the world, programming thrives." said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner at the Gala. "We congratulate the winners for helping to make television better and better."
     
 


 
2018 International Emmy® Awards Winners
 
 
Arts Programming
 
Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
BALDR Film / NTR
Netherlands
In his short stories, Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary, the filmmakers investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret's life.
 
 
Best Performance by an Actor
 
Lars Mikkelsen  in Herrens Veje(Ride Upon the Storm)
DR Drama / ARTE France / SAM le Français

Denmark
Dean Johannes is facing his life's greatest opportunity - the chance to become the first bishop in the family. His youngest son, August, dreams of working abroad as a military chaplain, which becomes reality.
     
 
Best Performance by an Actress

Anna Schudt 
in Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht (The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine)  Zeitsprung Pictures / RTL Television Germany
Germany's comedian Gaby Köster suffered a severe stroke and fell into a coma. Exactly five years later, Gaby is back on stage to accept a Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award.    
 
 
Comedy
 
Nevsu
Endemol Shine Israel / Reshet13 / Gesher Multicultural Film Fund / Avi Chai Foundation
Israel
Nevsu tells the story of a mixed family navigating the prejudices and tensions involved in raising their five-year old daughter. What ensues is a clash of modern day cultures.       
 
 
Documentary
 
Goodbye Aleppo
BBC Arabic
United Kingdom
Four young citizen journalists are trapped, bombarded, and encircled with civilians under siege in East Aleppo as the Syrian Army, the Russians, Iran, and Iran-backed militias gradually take the city from opposition fighters in December 2016. This film captures the immediacy of events through their personal insights and observations.
               
   
Drama Series
 
La Casa de Papel ( Money Heist) 
Atresmedia / Vancouver Media
Spain
A mysterious character called the Professor is planning the biggest robbery in history. To do this, he recruits eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as The Professor manipulates the police to carry out his plan from the outside.
 
 
Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
 
El Vato - Season 2
Universo / Endemol Shine Boomdog
United States of America
El Vato and his friends fight for their dreams in LA. The journey to stardom in the Regional Mexican music world won't be easy. He will have to face people who want take him down, deal with new love affairs and do the impossible to continue moving forward.
 
 
Non-Scripted Entertainment

Did You Get The Message?
SHELTER
Belgium
Did You Get the Message?  is a hidden camera comedy format all about getting a message across in the most unique way ever. From trying to convince your son to have safe sex, to a creative way of sending a romantic message, no message is off limits!
     
 
Short-Form Series
 
Una Historia Necesaria  (The Suspended Mourning)
Tridi Films / CNTV / Escuela de Cine de Chile
Chile
Una Historia Necesaria is a series of 16 fictional shorts about real stories that occurred in Chile during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
 
 
Telenovela

Ouro Verde (The Payback)
Plural Entertainment Portugal
Portugal
Zé Maria watches his family being destroyed by a powerful banker, Miguel. Fifteen years later he returns a multimillionaire and with a new identity (Jorge Monforte) to settle the score on the past. Reuniting with Bia, Miguel's daughter and his great love, will shatter his beliefs.
    
 
 
TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Man in an Orange Shirt
Kudos / BBC / Masterpiece
United Kingdom
Man in an Orange Shirt  is a two-part love story that tells the story of two same sex couples - one in the 1940s, the other in the present day - who yearn for love but are thwarted by their times.


 
About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to  www.iemmys.tv  

 
 
MEDIA CONTACTS
  
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969 
  
The Lippin Group 
Matt Biscuiti 
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
 

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