ALAN CUMMING TO HOST INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA IN NEW YORK, ON NOVEMBER 21

NEW YORK, August 15, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that world renowned Theater, Film and Television actor Alan Cumming will host the International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 21, 2016 in New York.

“Alan Cumming is a master artist, actor, author, and entertainer who for the last thirty years, has been continually taking his craft to new heights. We are proud to have this multi-talented performer as our host this year.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.”

Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. He was an award-winning Hamlet, and he had his own talk show. He was a tour de force solo Macbeth and he voiced a Smurf, twice. He shot a video portrait with Robert Wilson, and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He made back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He appeared in a Jay Z video and he wrote a #1 New York Times bestselling memoir. Alan Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work (including the Scottish soap Take The High Road) and his stand-up comedy (the legendary Victor and Barry, which he wrote and performed with drama school pal Forbes Masson).

In 1998, Cabaret opened on Broadway and Alan was instantly embraced by New York City, and heralded for his stunning performance as the Master of Ceremonies. He won The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, NY Press, Theater World, FANY and New York Public Advocate’s awards for his work, but for him the biggest prize was finding his new home.

“As someone who believes it is important to reach out and embrace different cultures and their stories, and who revels in the diversity and richness of working all over the world, I couldn’t be happier to join the celebration of international excellence that is the International Emmys.” said Alan Cumming.

His many television appearances include Sex and the City, Frasier, The L Word, Reefer Madness and Tin Man. He played Eli Gold in seven seasons of the CBS series The Good Wife, for which he has received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG, Critic’s Circle and Satellite Awards nominations. Alan’s activism and passion for various civil rights and sex education causes has earned him many humanitarian awards from AMFAR, Human Rights Campaign, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, GLAAD and the Trevor Project, to name but a few.

Over 1000 international media and entertainment executives convene in New York each year for the International Emmy® Awards Gala. In addition to the presentation of Emmy® Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards.As previously announced Shonda Rhimes, the Writer, Executive Producer and Creator behind global hit series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice and How to Get Away with Murder will receive the 2016 International Emmy® Founders Award and Maria Rørbye Rønn, the Chief Executive Officer & Director General of Danish Broadcasting Corporation, which pioneered and drove the success of Nordic Noir drama around the world, will receive the 2016 International Emmy® Directorate Award.

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Dori Media Group, Semba, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Mipcom, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.

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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
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2016 International Emmy® Awards Nominees for News & Current Affairs Announced

8 Nominees Span 6 Countries On 3 Continents
Al Jazeera English and TV Globo Are Nominated in Both Categories

 

NEW YORK, August 9, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2016 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on September 21, at a Ceremony at Rose Hall, 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, Germany, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Al Jazeera English and TV Globo are nominated in both categories this year.

“In this volatile world where anybody can comment on serious world events on social media platforms, true journalistic voices and investigations are more crucial than ever.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the 2016 nominees for their outstanding broadcast journalism.”

The full list of nominees follows.

2016 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS NOMINEES

NEWS

Nepal Earthquake Coverage – Nepal Earthquake and its Aftermath
Al Jazeera English News
Qatar
Subina Shresta, AJE’s Nepal-based correspondent, witnessed the earthquake and its immediate consequences first hand. She was on the air within minutes, reporting on the devastation suffered, and the first reactions. Within hours she was joined by teams from Asia and Qatar.

Sky News – Migration Crisis
Sky News
United Kingdom
As thousands of Syrian refugees risk their lives to reach a better life in Europe, Sky News covers their perilous journey. We gain an exclusive insight, traveling with a group of migrants from Turkey to Greece, and are live on the Hungary-Serbia border as refugees and riot police clash.

RT News – UNGA: Special Coverage
RT
Russia
Every year, world leaders descend on Manhattan to talk. UNGA 2015 was special not only because it was the 70th gathering – but also because it came amid unprecedented tensions in the modern times. What happened when all world leaders were placed in the same room?

Jornal Nacional and Fantastico – Microcephaly/Zika
TV Globo
Brazil
In 2015, a rise in cases of microcephaly – associated to the Zika virus – stunned Brazil. Our reporters spoke to the first doctors to link the virus to microcephaly, and in the process, served the population by tracking the spread across the country and demanding action from authorities.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

101 East – Afghanistan: No Country for Women
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women like ‘Mariam,’ who was seven months pregnant when her husband almost killed her. In the majority of cases, abuse against women is committed by the people they love and trust the most – their families.

Dispatches: Escape from ISIS
ITN / Ronachan Films / Evan Williams Productions / Mediadante
United Kingdom
This Dispatches special exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of the Islamic State. Escape from Isis shows the extraordinary courage of an underground network trying to save women and children held as slaves by ISIS.

Reportage im Ersten – Long Thanh Will Lachen (Long Thanh Wants to Smile)
ARD / NDR
Germany
Agent Orange was a highly-toxic defoliant used by the US military in the Vietnam War. It killed the plants that hid the enemy. 40 years later, generations of Vietnamese still suffer from Agent Orange, like 15-year old Long Thanh. However, despite the challenges he faces, he manages to live his life in an admirable way.

GloboNews Documentário – Syria on the Run
GloboNews / Globo TV
Brazil
Syria on the Run sheds light on the lives of victims and witnesses of a war that has urged 6.5 million people to abandon their homes. In Aleppo, children find shelter in an underground school, a doctor assists the battlefront’s wounded, and rebels fight the regime and ISIL.

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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Cell: +1-646-334-9299
[email protected]

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
[email protected]