New York, February 22, 2011 - Nominees from 8 countries will compete for this year's International Digital Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmys will be presented at a ceremony during MIPTV's Opening night festivities on Monday, April 4, in Cannes.
There are 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from Brazil, Canada, Lebanon, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey and the United Kingdom follows this release.
This is the first time that Lebanese and Turkish programs are nominated in the Digital Categories. Shankaboot, an interactive web series produced by Beirut based production company Batoota films in conjunction with the BBC World Service Trust is nominated in the Fiction category. Tilki, an interactive program produced by Turkish production company Zorzanaat Production is nominated in the Children & Young People category.
TV Globo Brazil receives 2 first time nominations in the Digital categories with The Voices of Araguaia in Fiction and Globo Amazonia: The Geoglyphs in Non-Fiction.
Also, 2 previous Children & Young People Digital Emmy Winning programs Reservoir Hill (KHF Media/ Television New Zealand/NZ On Air) and Battlefront (Raw TV / Airlock for Channel 4) receive their second nomination this year while previous winning producer Company P from Sweden, receives its second nomination for Conspiracy for Good, co-produced by Heroes creator, Tim Kring with Nokia.
"One need look no further than the stunning geographic spread of this year's nominees to understand the growth and power of digital media. We congratulate our very diverse nominees for their achievements in this burgeoning worldwide industry.", said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy.
In addition to the presentation of the International Digital Emmy® Awards for the three categories, The International Academy will present a special award - the Pioneer Prize to Jon M. Chu, for creating The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers a global online dance phenomenon.
Raw TV / Airlock for Channel 4
Feelgood SFT / NRK
Reservoir Hill: Everyone Lies
KHF Media / Television New Zealand / NZ on Air
Zorzanaat Production / TRT Çocuk
Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy
Submarine Channel / VPRO
The Conspiracy for Good
Nokia / TKE Imperative / The Company P
Batoota films / BBC World Service Trust
The Voices of Araguaia
TV Globo / Lunática Filmes / NEONET
Embarrassing Bodies: Live
Maverick Television / Channel 4
Globo Amazônia: The Geoglyphs
HIGHRISE: Out My Window
National Film Board of Canada
X Factor BEASTAR
Fremantle / TV2 Norway
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 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 Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® 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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.
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