New York, September 27, 2018 – Nominations for the 2018 International Emmy ® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 19, 2018 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Nominees come from: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom & the United States.

“Look at the diversity & geographic spread of this year’s nominations across all continents and platforms,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, “it is clear that excellence in television is a global phenomenon which transcends culture and language.”

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy ® Awards for programming and performances, the Academy will present special awards to Greg Berlanti, the record setting Writer & Producer behind global hits Dawson’s Creek, The Flash&Blindspot and Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group, a network of more than 120 creative production companies in 23 markets, responsible for international successes such as Big Brother, MasterChef, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror and last year producing in over 50 languages.

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, RT America, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Hotels and Variety.

2018 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were:

A&E Ole, Cesar Sabroso (Miami, USA); ACTF, Bernadette O’Mahony (Melbourne, Australia); Active TV, Michael McKay (Singapore, Singapore); Aetios, Fabienne Larouche (Montreal, Canada); Apple Tree Productions, Piv Bernth (Cologne, Germany); Blue Sky Media Co. Led., of Zhejiang, Abby Zhang (Hangzhou, PR China); Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch (Cologne, Germany); CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov (Moscow, Russia); ComediHa, Sylvain Parent Bedard (Quebec City, Canada); Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann (Paris, France); Dopamine, Miguel Oliva (Madrid, Spain); FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton (Berlin, Germany); Fox Latin American Channel, Edgar Spielmann (Bogota, Colombia); Fuji TV, Mamiko Maekawa (Tokyo, Japan); Globo TV, Carlos Schroder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Lisbon, Portugal); Graf Filmproduktion, Klaus Graf (Berlin, Germany); HBO Latin America Group, Flavia Vigio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); MTVA – Hungarian Public Service Media, Balázs Medveczky (Budapest, Hungary) ; NBCUniversal International Networks, Marcello Coltro (Bogota, Colombia); NHK, Ryoichi Ueda (Tokyo, Japan) ; Okuhle International, Louise McClelland (Cape Town, South Africa); ORF Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder (Vienna, Austria); Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Abu Dhabi, UAE); RAI, Eleonora Andreatta (Rome, Italy); Shanghai Croton Culture Media, Benjamin Li (Shanghai, China); Singular DTV, Oliver Mahrdt (Zurich, Switzerland); Sonae FS, André Sampaio (Lisbon, Portugal) ; Star Media, Vlad Ryashin (Moscow, Russia); TV France International, Hervé Michel (Biarritz, France) ; WOWOW, Nobuya Wazaki (Tokyo, Japan) ; Ziegler Film, Regina and Tanja Ziegler (Berlin, Germany).

2018 International Emmy® Awards Nominees

Arts Programming

David Stratton’s Story of Australian Cinema
Stranger Than Fiction Films

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
Riddle Films

Etgar Keret, gebaseerd op een waar verhaal
(Etgar Keret, based on a true story)
Baldr Film / NTR Television

Palavras Em Série
(Words in Series)
GNT / Hungry Man

Best Performance by an Actor

Julio Andrade in Um Contra Todos – Season 2
(One Against All)
Conspiração Filmes / FOX Networks Group LATAM

Billy Campbell in Cardinal
Sienna Films / Entertainment One

Lars Mikkelsen in Herrens Veje (Ride Upon the Storm)
DR Drama / ARTE France / SAM le Français / DR Drama / ARTE France

Tolga Saritas in Soz
Tims&B Productions

Best Performance by an Actress

Thuso Mbedu in Is’thunzi – Season 2
Rapid Blue
South Africa

Anna Schudt in Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht
Zeitsprung Pictures / RTL Television

Emily Watson in Apple Tree Yard
United Kingdom

Denise Weinberg in Psi – Season 3
HBO Latin America / O2 Filmes


Club de Cuervos
Alazraki Films / Netflix

El Fin de la Comedia – Season 2
(The End of Comedy)
Comedy Central España

Endemol Shine Israel / ‘Gesher’ Fund / Avi Chai Fund

Workin’ Moms
Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment


De Wereld van Puck
(Puck’s World)
KURTA / EO Television

Eu Sou Assim
(This is Me)
GNT / TV Zero

Goodbye Aleppo
BBC Arabic
United Kingdom

IPC & WOWOW Paralympic Documentary Series WHO I AM Season2
WOWOW / Acrobat Film

Drama Series

Inside Edge
Amazon Studios

La Casa de Papel
(Money Heist)
Vancouver Media / Atresmedia Televisión

Um Contra Todos – Season 2
(One Against All)
Conspiração Filmes / FOX Networks Group LATAM

Urban Myths
Happy Tramp Productions / Sky plc
United Kingdom

Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

El Señor de los Cielos – Season 5
Telemundo Studios / Argos Televisión
United States of America

El Vato Season 2
Universo / Endemol Shine Boomdog
United States of America

Jenni Rivera, Mariposa de Barrio
Telemundo Studios
United States of America

Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso – Season 2
Telemundo Studios / FoxTelecolombia
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Hoe Zal Ik Het Zeggen?
(Did you get the Message?)

Masterchef Australia
Endemol Shine Australia

The Mask Singer
Thai Broadcasting Company Limited

Top Chef México
Sony Pictures Television de Mexico / Cinemateli

Short-Form Series

How to Buy a Baby
LoCo Motion Pictures

L’âge adulte
Productions Pixcom

Shin gamdok eul sulgiroun sa seang hwal
(Sensible Life of Director Shin)
Seventytwo Seconds
South Korea

Una Historia Necesaria
(The Suspended Mourning)
Tridi Films / CNTV / Escuela de Cine de Chile


Cesur ve Guzel
(Brave and Beautiful)
Ay Yapim

Istanbullu Gelin
O3 Medya / Global Agency

Ouro Verde
(The Payback)
Plural Entertainment Portugal

Paquita La Del Barrio
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) / Grupo Imagen / Teleset

TV Movie/Mini-Series

Aldo – Mais Forte Que O Mundo
Globo Filmes / Globo / Black Maria / Paris Entretenimento

Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter
NHK Enterprises / NHK

Man in an Orange Shirt
United Kingdom

Toter Winkel
(Blind Spot)
Geissendoerfer Film & Fernsehproduktion / WDR

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

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