2019 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GALA IN NEW YORK

Hungarian Actress Marina Gera & Turkish Actor Haluk Bilginer Win Best Performance Categories 

McMafia (UK) Wins Drama Series Category

 

New York, November 25, 2019 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 47th International Emmy® Awards tonight at a Black-Tie Gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Ronny Chieng at the New York Hilton.

2 Special Awards and 11 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening.

Somali-American, philanthropist, author and former model Iman presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of PBS’ nightly global affairs show Amanpour.

Actor Conleth Hill, known worldwide for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Game of Thrones Creators and Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Haluk Bilginer accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Agah, in Şahsiyet (Persona). Marina Gera accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Irén in Örök Tél (Eternal Winter).

The 11 winning International Emmy programs and performances span 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and the US. They are: Dance or Die (Arts Programming), Haluk Bilginer (Best Performance by an Actor), Marina Gera (Best Performance by an Actress), Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos (The Last Hangover) (Comedy), Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World (Documentary), McMafia (Drama Series), Falco (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Hack the City (Short-Form Series); La Reina del Flow (Telenovela), and Safe Harbour (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.

Television is a universal art form which transcends cultures, languages and borders, as demonstrated by tonight’s winners.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “The International Academy is proud to be the preeminent global platform for recognizing excellence in television from around the world.”

 


 

2019 International Emmy® Awards Winners 

 

 

Arts Programming

Dance or Die
Witfilm / NTR
Netherlands
Producers:
Iris Lammertsma, Boudewijn Koole, Astrid Prickaerts
Director:
Roozbeh Kaboly
Principal Cast:
Ahmad Joudeh

“Dance or Die” is Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh’s (27) life philosophy. It’s tattooed on his neck. Dance is Ahmad’s life, but it’s become impossible for him to practice dance in his war-torn home of Damascus.

 

Best Performance by an Actor

Haluk Bilginer in Şahsiyet [Persona]
Ay Yapım / Puhu TV
Turkey
Agah is retired and living in the Istanbul apartment building his wife left him. However, he has never forgotten the unspeakable crime against a little girl in his old town – or all the officials who covered it up. Now in his 60s, this prim little man has become a cold-blooded vigilante, and he won’t stop until every one of them is dead. However, the Alzheimer’s Disease has already begun to ravage his mind. He must complete his quest for vengeance before

 

Best Performance by an Actress

Marina Gera in Örök Tél [Eternal Winter]
Szupermodern Studio Ltd.
Hungary
Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young ethnic German woman away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labor camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions.

 

Comedy

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos [The Last Hangover]
Porta dos Fundos
Brazil

Executive Producer: Tereza Gonzalez
Producer:
Niara D’Avila   
Director:
Rodrigo Van Der Put
Writer:
Fabio Porchat
Principal Cast:
Fabio Porchat, Gregorio Duvivier, Antonio Tabet, Rafael Portugal

In this biblical “Hangover” spoof, the apostles awaken to find Jesus is missing and must piece together the events of the previous night’s wild Last Supper.

 

Documentary


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

Executive Producer: Nick Fraser
Producers:
Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Director:
Hans Pool

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World follows an international team of citizen investigative journalists who are using their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research.

 

Drama Series

McMafia
Cuba Pictures / BBC / AMC
United Kingdom

Executive Producers: Hossein Amini, James Watkins, Nick Marston, Dixie Linder, Misha Glenny, Robyn Slovo, Ben Hall, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Matthew Read
Producer:
Paul Ritchie
Director:
James Watkins
Writers:
Hossein Amini, James Watkins, Peter Harness, David Farr, Laurence Coriat
Principal Cast:
James Norton, David Strathairn, Juliet Rylance, Merab Ninidze, Aleksey Serebryakov, Maria Shukshina, Faye Marsay, David Dencik
McMafia charts Alex Godman’s journey as he is drawn into the world of organized crime. The English-raised son of Russian exiles, Alex spent his life trying to escape their criminal past. But when his family is threatened, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves.

 
 

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Falco
Spiral International / Red Arrow Studios International / Dynamo
United States of America

Executive Producers: Zasha Robles, Diego Ramirez Schrempp, Ernesto Contreras, Andres Calderon, Henrik Pabst
Producer:
Maria Jose Gomez
Director:
Ernesto Contreras
Writer:
Fabian Archondo
Principal Cast:
Michel Brown, Marina de Tavira, Hoze Melendez
Falco follows the story of detective Alejandro Falco who, after being in a coma for 23 years, wakes up to find a different world. In every episode, Falco solves a case with his old-fashioned methodology as he discovers what happened the night he fell into a coma.

 
 

Non-Scripted Entertainment


The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night
Spun Gold TV / ITV

United Kingdom

Executive Producers: Nick Bullen, Kevin Mundye, Ceri Jones
Producers:
Cassie Bennitt, Alice Scaysbrook, Rachel Rosen
Director:
Will Yapp
Principal Cast:
Ashley Banjo, Coleen Nolan, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Victoria Derbyshire, Sally Dexter, Michelle Heaton, Helen Lederer, Ruth Madoc, Megan McKenna

A show of female defiance follows the journey taken by eight female celebrities, all affected by cancer, as they battle to overcome their nerves and inhibitions, learn to love their bodies and dare to bare in a one-off performance that will wow their audience and raise awareness of the disease.

 

 

Short-Form Series

Hack the City
Fox Lab / Yourmama
Brazil

Executive Producer: Mayra Faour Auad
Producers:
Leonardo Haar, Beatriz Morgado, Eduardo Rostirolla, Leonardo Neumann, Henrique Molina, Bruno Almeida
Director:
Wladimir Winter
Writer: Marcelo Gavini
Principal Cast:
Raquel Brust , Catarina Martins, Kevin David, Levis Novaes, Lidia Thays, Louis Rodrigues, Raphael Fidelis, Suyane Ynaya, Vinni Tex, Leandro Mendes “Vigas”, Guto Requena
In this National Geographic series we follow four people with different backgrounds in their journey to solve serious problems in the city through design and technology, hacking the city and creating, producing and implementing real solutions.

 

Telenovela

La Reina del Flow
Teleset / Caracol Television
Colombia

Executive Producers: Juana Uribe, Juan Pablo Posada, Luis Eduardo Jimenez
Producer:
Luis Eduardo Jimenez
Directors:
Liliana Bocanegra, Rodrigo Lalinde
Writers:
Claudia Sánchez, Said Chamie
Principal Cast:
Carolina Ramírez, Carlos Torres, Andrés Sandoval
Seventeen years after being wrongly imprisoned, a talented songwriter seeks justice against the men who caused her downfall and killed her family.

 

TV Movie / Mini-Series

Safe Harbour
Matchbox Pictures
Australia

Executive Producer: Debbie Lee
Producer:
Stephen Corvini
Director:
Glendyn Ivin
Writers:
Belinda Chayko, Matt Cameron, Phil Enchelmaier
Principal Cast:
Ewen Leslie, Leeanna Walsman, Hazem Shammas, Nicole Chamoun, Jacqueline McKenzie, Phoebe Tonkin, Joel Jackson, Robert Rabiah
On a yachting holiday, five Australians come across a broken-down boat full of desperate asylum-seekers. The Australians decide to tow the refugees, but the next morning the boat is gone. Years later they meet some of the refugees again and learn the truth. Someone cut the rope between the boats and, as a result, seven people died. A wedge is driven between the Australians, as they grapple with protecting themselves and doing the right thing. The refugees struggle with desire for justice and, possibly, revenge. Old secrets come to light, relationships are shattered and lives are put in danger. And one question hangs over it all – who cut the rope?

 


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: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com

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
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com

 

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
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com

 

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR TO RECEIVE 2019 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD

New York, May 1, 2019 – 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, will receive the International Academy’s 2019 Directorate Emmy® Award, it was announced today by Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The International Academy’s Special Emmy will be presented to Amanpour at the 47th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 25, in New York City.

“Christiane Amanpour has been on the frontline of broadcast news for over 35 years,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “Her personal contributions and influence on the development of global news gathering make her a defining figure for the news community. Her work and her standards are especially important today as the press is increasingly being targeted and silenced. We look forward to honoring her exemplary career and recognizing the importance of an independent press, with our Directorate Award.”

“My career has not focused on the destination but rather on the journey.  It’s one that’s led me to the firm belief that we must stand up for the truth.  I am honored by this award, as I continue my work to always be truthful not neutral.”   said Christiane Amanpour.

Amanpour’s career spans over thirty-five years. Beginning in 1983 as an entry-level assistant on the international assignment desk at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Amanpour rose through the organization becoming a reporter at the New York bureau, and later, the network’s leading international correspondent. Amanpour’s fearless and uncompromising approach made her popular with audiences, and a force to be reckoned with by global influencers — in 1996, Newsweek said that her reporting from conflict hotspots in the Gulf and the Balkans had helped make CNN ‘must-see TV for world leaders’.

Described by Jeff Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports as the most important journalist in the history of CNN; Amanpour has secured throughout her time at the network, exclusive interviews with global power players. In the wake of the September 11 attacks she was the first international correspondent to interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. During the height of the Arab Spring she conducted an Emmy-winning interview, the last, with Libya’s former leader ‘Colonel’ Moammar Gadhafi, she was also the last journalist to interview Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak just before he was deposed. She has also reported from the aftermath of many humanitarian crises including the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Amanpour is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity, the International Women’s Media Foundation and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom and Safety of Press, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues and journalists’ rights.

 

 
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 
 
The Lippin Group 
Matt Biscuiti 
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
 

 

7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners Announced 

7 Winners Span 5 Countries: Brazil, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom

 

Cannes/MIPTV, April 9, 2019 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 7th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

Winning programs from Brazil, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Hey Duggee – Season 2; Studio AKA (Kids: Preschool); Kop op (Heads Together); Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke (Kids: Animation);Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week); NRK / Bivrost Film & TV (Kids: Digital); My Life: Born To Vlog; Blakeway North (Kids: Factual); Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad); Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts); Globo (Kids: Series); and Ratburger; King Bert Productions (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.
 
“This is a difficult world for children to grow up in, with an increasing list of social problems and enormous change.” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “The winning programs help entertain, educate and prepare our children for the world they are about to face. This is an honorable task.” 
 
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV personalities including: Mira Awad, Creator of the Series Muna, about a young Arab woman living in Tel Aviv and Finnish Actor Pelle Heikkilä.
 
Industry executives from around the world attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: TV Kids, Ernst & Young and MIPTV in development kids.

 


 

 

7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners

 

Kids: Preschool

 
Hey Duggee – Season 2
Studio AKA
United Kingdom
Hey Duggee – a place for children to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to do things! Based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club, Hey Duggee is run by a big dog called Duggee. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges.
Executive Producers: Sue Goffe, Jackie Edwards, Henrietta Hurford-Jones
Producer: Janine Voong
Director: Grant Orchard
Writers: Sam Morrison, Jo Clegg, Sander Jones, Diggy Hicks-Little
 


Kids: Animation

 
Kop op (Heads Together)
Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke
Netherlands
A story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
Executive Producer: Marleen Slot (Viking Film)
Producers: Marleen Slot (Viking Film), Job Roggeveen (Job, Joris & Marieke), Joris Oprins (Job, Joris & Marieke), Marieke Blaauw (Job, Joris & Marieke)
Directors: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Writers: Lotte Tabbers, Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Principal Cast: Steye van Dam, Paulien Cornelisse, Nasrdin Dchar

 

 

Kids: Digital

 
Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week)
NRK / Bivrost Film & TV
Norway
During one week in November, NRK used all available channels to open a dialogue about sexual abuse. After extensive research and consultation with specialists, they adopted a direct approach to tackling this difficult topic.
Executive Producer: Cathrine Simonsen
Producers: Joakim Vedeler, Trond Jacobsen
Directors: Tonje Voreland, Marianne Müller, Christoffer Alve
Writers: Marianne Müller, Espen Thorkildsen
Principal Cast: Clara Penzo-Fasting, David Aleksander Sjøhol

 

Kids: Factual

 
My Life: Born To Vlog
Blakeway North
United Kingdom
Twelve-year-old Nikki Lilly is not your average social media vlogger. Called a “monster” and “disgusting” due to a rare, life threatening medical condition, Nikki has defied the bullies and medical expectation. Filmed over one extraordinary summer, Nikki proves why she has a global following and inspires so many.
Executive Producers: Sarah Murch
Producer: Launa Kennett
Director: Launa Kennett
Writer: Launa Kennett
Principal Cast: Nikki Lilly Christou

 

 

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment

Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad)
Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB
Sweden
In Fixa bröllopet the kids have the power to decide details of their parents’ wedding – the parents don’t know anything until the wedding day! Everything is top secret until the actual ceremony. The kids are assisted by our hosts Alexander Hermansson and Caroline Hermansson.
Executive Producers: Björn Östlund, Christoffer Lantz
Producer: Tomas Schubert
Directors: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Writers: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Principal Cast: Alexander Hermansson, Caroline Hermansson

 

Kids: Series

Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts)
Globo
Brazil
During a subway malfunction, five girls get stuck in the same car and one of them goes into labor. The other girls work together to help her. Despite their different backgrounds, experiences and personalities, the new friends will discover how enriching it can be to live, confront and celebrate diversity.
Executive Producer: Paulo Silvestrini
Producer: Fabiana Moreno
Director: Paulo Silvestrini
Writer: Cao Hamburger
Principal Cast: Gabriela Medvedovski, Daphne Bozaski, Manoela Aliperti, Heslaine Vieira, Ana Hikari, Matheus Abreu, Lúcio Mauro Filho, Juan Paiva, Aline Fanju, Bruno Gadiol, Ângelo Antônio, Malu Galli, Marcello Antony
 

Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series

Ratburger
King Bert Productions
United Kingdom
When Zoe discovers a baby rat in her bedroom, they quickly become firm friends, especially when she discovers he is no ordinary rat – he can dance. Zoe wants to show off his skill at the school talent show, but her stepmother and shifty burger man Burt have other ideas.
Executive Producers: Jo Sargent, Jon Mountague
Producer: Joanna Hanley
Director: Matt Lipsey
Writers: David Walliams, Kevin Cecil
Principal Cast: David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Talia Barnett, Mark Benton, Nigel Planer, Sir Michael Gambon, Sophie Thompson, Sarah Hadland, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Harish Pat
 
 


 

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 and Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.

About Mipcom
MIPTV (8-11 April 2019, Cannes) is the leading international market for content development and distribution. Each April, 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends. MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (6-7 April 2019), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community. www.miptv.com

 


 

MEDIA CONTACTS

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  
 
 
 

SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED

ZACHARY QUINTO TO PRESENT J.J. ABRAMS WITH 2013 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOUNDERS AWARD

WORLD BOXING HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO TO PRESENT RTL GROUP CO-CEO ANKE SCHÄFERKORDT WITH 2013 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD
 

New York, November 14, 2013 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today presenters for the 2013 Special Emmys that will be presented to J.J. Abrams and Anke Schäferkordt, at the International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday November 25th, in New York City.
 
Stage and screen actor Zachary Quinto, who most recently, reprised his role as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness and is currently starring on Broadway in The Glass Menagerie, will present the 2013 International Emmy Founders Award to J.J. Abrams at the International Emmy® Awards, on Monday, November 25 at the Hilton New York.
 
World boxing heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will fly in from Germany to present RTL Group Co-Ceo Anke Schäferkordt with the 2013 International Emmy Directorate Award.
 
As previously announced, the annual celebration of excellence in international television will be hosted by writer/comedian John Oliver, who sat in this summer for John Stewart to host Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with John Stewart.
 
The International Emmy® Awards recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. 1,000 international entertainment decision-makers from over 50 countries attend the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York every year. For a list of nominees, visit www.iemmys.tv.
 
This year’s partners include: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Microsoft, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards ceremonies 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 twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
don@lippingroup.com

SCANDINAVIA LEADS INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS AT MIPTV

Sweden Wins Interactive TV Service, Finland Wins Interactive Program and the UK Wins Interactive Channel

MIPTV-Cannes, April 8, 2007 — The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners for the International Interactive Emmy® Awards, organized for the third year in a row in Cannes, France in partnership with Reed MIDEM and hosted by British comedian Brian Conley (The Brian Conley Show, Let Me Entertain You).

Scandinavia led the evening with Finland’s children’s program Staraoke winning the Interactive Program category and Sweden’s participation drama The Truth About Marika winning the Interactive TV Service category, while the Interactive Channel award went to the United Kingdom’s WeDigTV.  Complete information on the winners follows this release.

“This year’s winners are an illustration of how technology is enhancing viewer participation and bringing an added value to television content,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ”We congratulate them on their achievements.”

The awards ceremony and dinner was attended by over 150 international executives from the television, broadband and mobile industries and sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy® Award to programs in fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actor; Best Performance by an Actress; News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive TV Service; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The Academy is a unique, independent organization comprised of the world’s television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming. Each year, the Academy produces the International Emmy® World Television Festival and the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival features programming from around the world, and presentations and panels from international producers and directors. The International Emmy® Awards Gala attracts over 1,000 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media. More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.  

ABOUT REED MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is a leading organizer of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPDOC, MIPTV, MILIA, MIPCOM JUNIOR and MIPCOM for the television and new media industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM and MAPIC for the property sector and GLOBAL CITY for urban management specialists.

Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world leader in the organization of some 420 public exhibitions and professional tradeshows.

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Media Contacts:
Eva Obadia, Director, Marketing & PR       
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv                
T: 212-489-6969
F: 212-489-6557
Cell: 917-754-0085

Jane Garton, Press Manager
Reed Midem
jane.garton@reedmidem.com

THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

STARAOKE
Intervisio
Finland

Staraoke is an interactive crossmedia-concept, which combines a TV show for kids with a karaoke-type PC game and a web community. The Staraoke PC game is a singing game where the player controls the game character on the screen with the pitch of his/her voice. The software recognizes the pitch and gives points accordingly. Kids are instructed to download a demo of the Staraoke game from the show’s website, record their performance, and send the file to the show’s producers. Every third competitor of the Staraoke TV show is chosen from online submissions.

INTERACTIVE CHANNEL

WEDIGTV
The JD Project Limited
United Kingdom

WeDigTV is the world’s first TV2 network. TV2 is a platform which allows viewers to dictate the terms of their interactive video experience. By delivering seemingly linear broadcasts to the user that are in fact fully interactive, TV2 makes the format-type show compelling and relevant in an age of true video on-demand. In each show, the user is able to engage with the host and ultimately decide the fate of their experience within the show itself. WeDigTV brings the user as close as possible to being in the contestant’s chair without actually sitting there.

INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SERVICE

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIKA
Sveriges Television AB / The company P
Sweden

The Truth About Marika is a participation drama — a production created to enrich a drama series through the participation of viewers. The story takes place on television, national radio, the internet and mobile phone. Every week theories are discussed live in a show that has been enhanced with participatory content that exposes the truth about Marika in the end. Viewers are directly involved in the plot and its conclusion. Mobile phones become an important tool in the twilight zone between fiction and reality and bring the story out on the street into a fiction without limits.