2017 International Emmy® Awards Nominees span 18 Countries Across 11 Categories

New York, September 27, 2017 – Nominations for the 2017 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 18 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 20, 2017 at the Hilton New York Hotel.  

Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  

 “Every year, the world’s television community competes to be recognized on the International Emmys global stage,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding achievements and for inspiring audiences worldwide with their creativity and talent.”  

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy® Awards for programming and performances, the Academy will present two special awards to two-time Academy Award winning actor and producer, Kevin Spacey and Emilio Azcárraga Jean, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Grupo Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language content provider and Mexico’s largest broadcaster and pay television provider.  

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, RT America, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Hotels, and Variety.    2017 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were: 41 Entertainment, Allen Bohbot (Los Angeles, USA); Aetios Productions, Fabienne Larouche & Michel Trudeau (Montreal, Canada); Armoza Formats, Avi Armoza (Tel Aviv, Israel); Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch (Cologne, Germany); CBI Media, Leon Xiao (Tianjin, China); C-TV Splendid Media Group, Cheng Xiong (Beijing, China); Cisneros Media, Jonathan Blum (Miami, USA); Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann (Paris, France); Discovery Networks Latin America, Michela Giorelli (Mexico City, Mexico); DR TV, Piv Bernth (Copenhagen, Denmark); Eurovision Americas, Bill Dunlop (Washington D.C., USA); Festcom, Gai Dunlop (Melbourne, Australia); FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton (Berlin, Germany); Fox Networks Group Latin America, Edgar Spielmann & Gonzalo Fiure (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Fuji TV, Mamiko Maekawa (Tokyo, Japan); Globo TV, Carlos Schroder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & New York, USA); Graf Filmproduktion, Klaus Graf (Berlin, Germany); HBO Latin America Group, Emilio Rubio (Miami, USA); MTVA – Hungarian Public Service Media, Balázs Medveczky (Budapest, Hungary); NFVF, Zama Mkosi (Johannesburg, South Africa); ORF Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder (Vienna, Austria); Pinewood Television, Christian Wikander (London, UK); Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Rai, Eleonora Andreatta (Rome, Italy); RT, Irakly Gachechiladze (Moscow, Russia); Shanghai Croton Culture Media, Benjamin Li (Shanghai, China); Sonae FS, André Sampaio (Lisbon, Portugal); Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alexander Marin (Mexico City, Mexico); TV Azteca, Fidela Navarro (Mexico City, Mexico); TV France International, Hervé Michel & Mathieu Béjot (Biarritz, France); WOWOW, Nobuya Wazaki (Tokyo, Japan); Ziegler Film, Regina & Tanja Ziegler (Berlin, Germany). 


Arts Programming

Hip-Hop Evolution – The Foundation
Banger Films

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Porta Dos Fundos

Robin de Puy – Ik ben het allemaal zelf
(Robin’s Road Trip)
Talent United / AVROTROS / CoBO

Best Performance by an Actor

Julio Andrade  in  Um Contra Todos (One Against All)
Fox Networks Groups Brazil /  Conspiração  Filmes

Kenneth Branagh  in  Wallander
Left Bank Pictures / Yellow Bird / BBC / TKBC
United Kingdom

Zanjoe Marudo  in  Maalaala Mo Kaya (Remembering)
ABS-CBN Corporation

Kad Merad  in  Baron Noir
Kwaï / Canal+ Creation originale / Pictanovo

Best Performance by an Actress

Adriana Esteves  in  Justiça (Above Justice)
TV Globo

Anna Friel  in  Marcella
Buccaneer Media / Netflix
United Kingdom

Sonja Gerhardt  in  Ku’damm 56 
( Ku’damm 56 – Rebel With a Cause)
UFA Fiction GmbH / ZDF German Television

Thuso Mbedu in Is’thunzi
Mzansi Magic / Rapid Blue
South Africa


Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle
Baby Cow Productions
United Kingdom

Woestijnvis / FBO

Rakugo The Movie
East Entertainment, Inc. / NHK

Tá No Ar: a TV na TV
(On Air: TV on TV)
TV Globo


EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe
KEO Films / BBC 2
United Kingdom

The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families

Le Studio de la Terreur
(Terror Studios)
Capa Presse / CANAL+ / Creative Europe /
Region Ile-de-France

Pimienta Films / Cactus Films / Terminal Films

Drama Series

(Above Justice)
TV Globo

Mammon II
NRK Drama / SVT / DR / YLE FEM /
Nordvision Fund

  Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Matchbox Pictures (NBCUniversal)

Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

Hasta Que Te Conocí
( Until I Met You)
Disney Media Distribution / Somos Producciones / IGSFA Management LLC / BTF Media
United States of America

La Voz Kids
Talpa Holding / Talpa B.V. / Talpa Media USA Inc. / Red Orange Productions
LLC. / Telemundo / NBC Universal Television Group / Warner Horizon / Warner
Bros. Entertainment Inc.
United States of America

Odisea de los Niños Migrantes
( South to North: Migrant Children)
NatGeo Mundo / Fox Networks Group Latin America / National Geographic
Channel Latin America / Anima Films
United States of America

Sr. Ávila
HBO Latin America / Lemon Films
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Escuela para Maridos Colombia
Fox Network Groups Latin America /
Fox Telecolombia

  Fan Pan Tae Super Fan
Thai Broadcasting Company Limited /
Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited

Sorry Voor Alles
(Sorry About That)
VRT / Warner Bros International Television Production België

Avalon Television
United Kingdom

Short-Form Series

Ahi Afuera
Studio + / Iconoclast

The Amazing Gayl Pile
LaRue Entertainment

Crime Time
Studio + / John Doe Productions / 22H22

Familie Braun
(The Braun Family)
Polyphon / ZDF German Television


30 Vies – Isabelle Cousineau
Aetios Productions Inc.

Kara Sevda 
( Endless Love)
Ay Yapim

Totalmente Demais
( Total Dreamer)
TV Globo

Velho Chico 
( Old River)
TV Globo

TV Movie/Mini-Series

(Alemão : Both Sides of the Operation)
TV Globo

Ne m’abandonne pas
(Don’t Leave Me)
Scarlett Production / France Télévisions

LA Productions Ltd / BBC
United Kingdom

Tokyo Trial
Don Carmody Television Inc. / NHK / FATT Productions B.V.

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    
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships Tel: 212-489-6969  eva.obadia@iemmys.tv      The Lippin Group  Matt Biscuiti  Tel: +1-212-986-7080   matt@lippingroup.com