2019 International Emmy® Awards Winners for News & Current Affairs Announced

“Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks: The Cambridge Analytica Scandal” Wins International Emmy® for News


“Deceptive Diplomacy-Cover-Up by the UN” Wins International Emmy® for Current Affairs

 

New York, September 24, 2019 – The 2019 International Emmy for News was presented tonight to Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks: The Cambridge Analytica scandal (ITN / Channel 4 News, United Kingdom), an investigation into the controversial British data company Cambridge Analytica which sparked the biggest international scandal of the year, prompting inquiries across the world, and wiping billions of dollars off the value of Facebook.

 
The International Emmy for Current Affairs was presented to Deceptive Diplomacy-Cover-Up by the UN (Sveriges Television (SVT)/ Mission Investigate (UG), Sweden), which covered a leak from the UN headquarters that revealed that the official version of the murder of the UN experts Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharp in Congo, was false. The story, including secret agents, mass graves and deceptive diplomacy, became global news shaking the entire United Nations to its core.
 
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during a ceremony in conjunction with the US News Emmys which took place at Alice Tully Hall, in New York City.
 
While presenting the Emmys, Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said: “The first line of defense of freedom of the press is the press-the journalists who cover stories, separate fact from fiction, and broadcast the truth. We take pride in celebrating their work and their courage.” 

 

 


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

 


Media Contacts

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
[email protected]

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

 

2019 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES SPAN 21 COUNTRIES

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
Netherlands

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
France

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

 

Best Performance by an Actor

Haluk Bilginer in Şahsiyet (Persona)
Ay Yapim
Turkey

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

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

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

 

Best Performance by an Actress


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

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
Brazil

Marina Gera in Orok Tel
Szupermodern Studio / Gulag Memorial Committee
Hungary

 

Comedy

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

FAM!
Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd
Singapore

Kupa Rashit
(Checkout!)
July August Productions
Israel

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

 

Documentary


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

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

Louis Theroux’s Altered States
BBC Studios
United Kingdom

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

 

Drama Series


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

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

McMafia
Cuba Pictures
United Kingdom

Sacred Games
Phantom Films / Netflix
India

 

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

Falco
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)
Telefe
Argentina

Taboe
(Taboo)
Panenka
Belgium

The Remix – India
Greymatter Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
India

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

 

Short-Form Series


dxyz
72Seconds
South Korea

Hack The City
Fox Lab Brazil / Yourmama
Brazil

Luottomies – Season 2
(Wingman)
Yle
Finland

Wrong Kind of Black
Princess Pictures
Australia

 

Telenovela


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

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

The River
Tshedza Pictures
South Africa

Vidas Opostas
(Tangled Lives)
SP Televisão / SIC
Portugal

 

TV Movie / Mini-Series


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

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

Safe Harbour
Matchbox Pictures
Australia

Trezor
Szupermodern Studio
Hungary

 

 


 

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

 


Media Contacts

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
[email protected]

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