New York, September 19, 2019 – Nominations for the 2019 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 21 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony on November 25, 2019 at the Hilton New York Hotel. 

Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States. 
“The diversity, geographic spread and quality of this year’s Nominees is a testament to the increasing wealth of outstanding television being created on a global scale.,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding achievements and look forward to recognizing them at our International Emmy® Gala, in November, in New York.”  
In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy® Awards for programming and performances, the Academy will present special awards to Christiane Amanpour, one of the world’s most preeminent broadcast journalists, currently Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of PBS’ nightly global affairs show Amanpour; and to Game of Thrones‘ Creators and Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who masterfully brought to the screen the epic world of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Since its debut in 2011, Game of Thrones has been billed as one of the world’s most popular television series; airing in over 207 countries and territories. 
This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, RT America, Ay Yapim, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Hotels and Variety.


2019 International Emmy® Awards Nominees 


Arts Programming

Dance or Die
A Witfilm / NTR

John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
Eagle Rock Films
United Kingdom

Michel Legrand, Sans Demi-Mesure
(Michel Legrand, Let the Music Play)
Cinétévé / Arte

Ópera Aberta – Os Pescadores de Pérolas
HBO Latin America / O2 Filmes


Best Performance by an Actor

Haluk Bilginer in Şahsiyet (Persona)
Ay Yapim

Christopher Eccleston in Come Home
Red Production Company / BBC
United Kingdom

Raphael Logam in Impuros (Impure)
Fox Networks Group Latam-Brazil / Barry Company

Jannis Niewöhner in Beat
Amazon Studios / Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion / Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany / Pantaleon Films


Best Performance by an Actress

Radhika Apte in Lust Stories
Skywalk Films / Flying Unicorn Entertainment / RSVP / Netflix

Jenna Coleman in The Cry
Synchronicity Films / BBC One / ABC / Creative Scotland / December Media PTY Ltd / Film Victoria / Sunbird Media Ltd
United Kingdom

Marjorie Estiano in Sob Pressão (Under Pressure) – Season 2
Globo / O2 Filmes

Marina Gera in Orok Tel
Szupermodern Studio / Gulag Memorial Committee



Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos
(The Last Hangover)
Porta dos Fundos / Netflix

Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd

Kupa Rashit
July August Productions

Workin’ Moms – Season 2
Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment / The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)



A Primeira Pedra
(The First Stone – The Rise of Lynching in Brazil)
Canal Futura / Couro de Rato

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World
Submarine / VPRO Television

Louis Theroux’s Altered States
BBC Studios
United Kingdom

Witness: India’s Forbidden Love
Al Jazeera English / Grain Media


Drama Series

1 Contra Todos – Season 3
(One Against All)
Fox Networks Group LATAM-Brazil / Conspiração filmes

Bad Banks
Letterbox Filmproduktion GmbH / Iris Productions S.A. / ZDF

Cuba Pictures
United Kingdom

Sacred Games
Phantom Films / Netflix


Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Al Otro Lado del Muro
Telemundo Global Studios
United States of America

El Recluso
Telemundo International Studios
United States of America

Spiral International / Red Arrow International / Dynamo
United States of America

Magnífica 70 – Season 3
HBO Latin America / Conspiração Filmes
United States of America


Non-Scripted Entertainment

La Voz – Season 2
(The Voice)


The Remix – India
Greymatter Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night
Spun Gold TV
United Kingdom


Short-Form Series

South Korea

Hack The City
Fox Lab Brazil / Yourmama

Luottomies – Season 2

Wrong Kind of Black
Princess Pictures



100 Dias Para Enamorarse
(100 Days to Fall in Love)
Telefe / Underground

La Reina del Flow
(The Queen of Flow)
Sony Pictures Television / Teleset / Netflix / Caracol TV

The River
Tshedza Pictures
South Africa

Vidas Opostas
(Tangled Lives)
SP Televisão / SIC


TV Movie / Mini-Series

Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora
(If I Close My Eyes Now)

Lust Stories
Skywalk Films / Flying Unicorn Entertainment / RSVP / Netflix

Safe Harbour
Matchbox Pictures

Szupermodern Studio




2019 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were: A+E Networks Latin America, Cesar Sabroso – Miami, USA; activeTV Asia, Michael McKay – Singapore, Singapore; Apple Tree Productions, Piv Bernth – Cologne, Germany; Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Michael Carrington – Sydney, Australia; Breaker (formerly SingularDTV), Kim Jackson – New York, USA; Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch – Cologne, Germany; CBC Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait – Toronto, Canada; Cisneros Media, Jonathan Blum – Miami, USA; Croton Media, Fang Ying – Shanghai, PR China; CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov – St. Petersburg, Russia; Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann – Paris, France; Eurovision Americas, Bill Dunlop – Washington D.C., USA; Fremantle, Sheila Hall Aguirre – Miami, USA; FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton – Berlin, Germany; Buena Vista Originals, Mariana Perez – Buenos Aires, Argentina; Globo TV, Carlos Schroder – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal; Graf Filmproduktion, Klaus Graf – Berlin, Germany; HBO Latin America, Flavia Vigio – Sao Paolo, Brazil; Helion Pictures, Steven Bawol – Oslo, Norway; KBS (Korea Broadcasting Company), Sung-dong Yang – Seoul, South Korea; LIC China, Leland Ling – Beijing, PR China; Monday Production, Lasse Hallberg – Oslo, Norway; NBCUniversal International Networks, Marcello Coltro – Buenos Aires, Argentina; NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Ryoichi Ueda – Tokyo, Japan; Riki Group, Diana Yurinova – New York, USA; ORF Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder – Vienna, Austria; Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini – Abu Dhabi, UAE; Sonae FS. André Sampaio – Lisbon, Portugal, and Azores, Portugal; Star Media, Vlad Ryashin – Moscow, Russia; Telemundo, Marcos Santana – Miami, USA; TV France International, Hervé Michel – Biarritz, France; Ziegler Film, Regina and Tanja Ziegler – Berlin, Germany.


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


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