39TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

NOMINATIONS SPAN A RECORD 20 COUNTRIES

 
Cannes/MIPCOM, October 3, 2011: Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
 
Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, The Philippines, and The United Kingdom, The competition has three rounds of judging over a period of 6 months, with participation from over 800 judges in 67 different countries.
 
“The International Emmy® Awards is a tough competition with over 1000 entries from 61 countries, this year.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The number and range of countries represented by this year’s nominees is astonishing and a testament to the growing strength and skill of television production around the world.”
 
In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy® Awards for programming and performances, The Academy will present two special awards. Veteran British producer Nigel Lythgoe, Co-creator and Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance & Executive Producer of American Idol, is set to receive the 2011 International Emmy® Founders Award. Subhash Chandra, Chairman Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, will receive the 2011 International Emmy® Directorate Award.

Press interested in covering the awards gala in New York, please download a credential request form here.

 
2011 Semi-Final Judging Hosts are: Nashwa Al Ruwaini, Pyramedia (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Steven Bawol, Helion Pictures (Paris, France); Piv Bernth, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (Copenhagen, Denmark); Friedhelm Bixschlag, Magic Media Company (Cologne, Germany); Bill Dunlop, Eurovision Americas (Washington, D.C., USA); Talal Fattal, Metro TV (Accra, Ghana); Paul Field, The Wiggles (Sydney, Australia);Octavio Florisbal, TV Globo (New York, USA & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Tony Forrest, The Movie Network (Sydney, Australia); Gregoire Furrer, Gregoire Furrer Productions (Montreux, Switzerland);Leopold Hoesch, Broadview TV GmbH (Cologne, Germany); In-Kyu Kim, KBS (Seoul, South Korea); Charles Lei, Yingzhanwang (Beijing, China); Alexander Marin, Sony Pictures Television Latin America (Bogota, Colombia & Santa Fe, Mexico); Emeka Mba, National Film and Video Censors Board (Abuja, Nigeria); Javad Mottaghi, ABU-AIBD (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Miguel Oliva, HBO Latin America Group (Miami, USA); Franz Patay & Chris Hunt, IMZ – International Music & Media Centre (Vienna, Austria); Catherine Payne, Endemol Worldwide Distribution (London, UK); Melvin Perez, MGM Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico); Remy Pflimlin & Nicole Devilaine, France Televisions (New York, USA); Pierre Sissmann, Cybergroup (Paris, France); Michael Smeaton, FFP New Media GmbH (Cologne, Germany.)

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At Mipcom the International Emmy® Awards are located on stand 26.09

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 50 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 Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® 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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.
       

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2011 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES

ARTS PROGRAMMING

All My Life: Adoniran Barbosa

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne

Twenty Twenty Television

United Kingdom

 

In der Werkstatt Beethovens – Die Neunte, Thielemann und die Wiener Philharmoniker

Unitel GmbH & Co. KG / ZDF / 3sat

Germany

 

Memories of Origin – Hiroshi Sugimoto the Contemporary Artist

Wowow Inc. / TV Man Union, Inc.

Japan

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Fábio Assunção in Songs of Betrayal

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Christopher Eccleston in Accused

RSJ Films for BBC One

United Kingdom

 

Jang Hyuk in The Slave Hunters

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)

South Korea

 

Michael Nyqvist in Millenium

Yellow Bird / SVT / ZDF / Nordisk Film

Sweden

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Athena Chu Yan in A Wall-less World

Radio Television Hong Kong / Social Welfare Department

Hong Kong, China

 

Adriana Esteves in Songs of Betrayal

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Noomi Rapace in Millenium

Yellow Bird / SVT / ZDF / Nordisk Film

Sweden

 

Julie Walters in MO

ITV Studios for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

 

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Allein gegen die Zeit (13 hours – Race against time)

Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Askania Media / Bavaria Fernsehproduktion / Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk / Kinderkanal / Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

Germany

 

¿Con Qué Sueñas? (What is your Dream?)

Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN

Chile

 

Dance Academy

Werner Film Productions / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / ZDF / ZDF Enterprises / Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Australia

 

Saladin

Multimedia Development Corporation / Al Jazeera Children’s Channel

Malaysia

 

 

COMEDY

 

Benidorm Bastards   

Shelter / VMMA

Belgium

 

Breaking Up

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Facejacker

Hat Trick for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

The Noose Season 3

MediaCorp TV  Pte Ltd

Singapore

 

DOCUMENTARY

Confesiones de un Sicario

Turner Argentina / Anima Films

Argentina

 

Life with Murder

JS Kastner Producions / National Film Board of Canada

Canada

 

The Nonfiction: Family Meeting – 7 Years in the Tanaka Family

Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Japan

 

Wild Japan

Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm / ORF / ARTE / National Geographic / Parthenon Entertainment

Germany 

 

DRAMA

Engrenages (Spiral)

Son et Lumiere / CANAL+

France

 

Sakanoue no Kumo (Cloud Above the Slope)

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Japan

 

Sherlock

Hartswood Films / BBC Wales

United Kingdom

 

Under the Law

TV Globo

Brazil

 

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

 

La Expedicion – Mas alla de lo imposible

RM 5TO Elemento Mexico / Zodiak Entertainment Group / Fundacion Teleton Mexico

Mexico

 

El Hormiguero (The Anthill)

7 y accion

Spain

 

The Master Show

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)

South Korea

 

The World’s Strictest Parents

Twenty Twenty Television

United Kingdom

 

TELENOVELA

Contra las Cuerdas

ON TV Llorente & Villarruel Contenidos SRL

Argentina

 

Destiny River

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Laços de Sangue (Blood Ties)

TV Globo / S.I.C. (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) / SP Televisao

Portugal

 

Precious Hearts Romances presents: Impostor

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation

The Philippines

 

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

Millennium

Yellow Bird / SVT / ZDF / Nordisk Film

Sweden

 

MO

ITV Studios for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

Operation Checkmate

TVE / Pentagrama Films / Paraiso Films / Caracol TV

Colombia

 

Shoe-Shine Boy

TV Tokyo Corporation / Toho. Co., Ltd.

Japan