2017 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED

7 First Ever Emmy Nomination for Israel’s i24NEWS and First Current Affairs Nomination for Sweden’s SVT
 

 

New York, August 7, 2017 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2017 News & Current Affairs categories. Winners will be announced in New York on October 5, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news and documentary peers.

The 8 Nominees span 6 countries on 3 continents. The countries are: Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Israeli network i24NEWS has garnered its first ever Emmy nomination in the News category for its French language coverage of the Republican National Convention. Swedish Public Broadcaster, SVT scored its first nomination in the Current Affairs category for an investigation into the Panama Papers. Additionally, Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated in both categories.

"In today's political climate, a free, fearless and independent media establishment is more essential than ever to the democratic process.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We salute the 2017 nominees for raising much needed awareness of critical world issues and events with their outstanding broadcast journalism.”

The full list of nominees follows.


 



2017 Nominees - News & Current Affairs



NEWS
 

Inside Aleppo - Battle for Aleppo
Channel 4 News / ITN
United Kingdom
The battle for Aleppo was the most brutal in the five-year Syrian war. A C4 News journalist & filmmaker was inside the besieged city with unrivaled access to the horror, chaos, and civilian tragedy unfolding.

Jornal Nacional - The Ryan Lochte Scandal
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
A dream team of swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. The tale fit Rio’s violent reputation and gained worldwide attention. Jornal Nacional’s investigative journalists exposed the lie concocted by Ryan Lochte and discovered the real story. Lochte later confessed and apologized in an exclusive interview in Globo’s New York studios.

Le Journal - Paris/Jaffa - Republican National Convention, Cleveland
i24NEWS
Israel
Le Journal covers Donald Trump's investiture at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with special correspondent David Benaym behind the scenes of the event.

TV Patrol - Super Typhoon Lawin's Trail of Damage
ABS-CBN
Philippines
TV Patrol: Typhoon Lawin’s Trail of Destruction Super Typhoon Lawin (International Name: Haima) battered northern Philippines on October 20, 2016. It made landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan before midnight, and wreaked havoc in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and nearby areas.


Current Affairs

101 East - Rodrigo Duterte: A President's Report Card
Al Jazeera English
Malaysia
A ruthless crackdown on drugs, allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings, a war of words with world leaders - Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the most controversial leaders of our times. 101 East gets exclusive access to the man behind the headlines.

Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Hardcash Productions / ITV / WGBH/Frontline
United Kingdom
This film reveals the hidden reality inside one of the world’s most secretive and strict Islamic regimes. Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the West, but with unprecedented access to an underground network of young activists, this film uncovers a society where opposition is beginning to take shape.

Globo Repórter - Art as Passport
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Brazil
In a country with so much inequality, the opportunity to learn art can transform lives. Young people in social projects in the favelas find new prospects for their families. Some have already started promising careers abroad, such as ballerina Ingrid Silva and trombonist Aline Alcantara.

Uppdrag granskning: Panamadokumenten (Mission Investigate: The Panama Papers)
SVT / ICIJ / Syddeutsche Zeitung / Reykjavik Media / Yle / DR / NDR / RUV / Première Lignes France
Sweden
The Panama Papers has become a milestone in the international fight against tax evasion and money-laundering. 400 journalists worked with the leak, including Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark. Their interview with the Icelandic Prime Minister about his offshore business was broadcast worldwide.


 




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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
 




 
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INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

First Time Emmy® Nominations in Digital Categories
for Brazil, New Zealand &  Hong Kong, China

Film & TV Actress/Producer Illeana Douglas to Host
Awards Ceremony on  April 12, 2010

PARIS/NEW YORK, March 1st,  2010  - Nominees from 7 countries will  compete for this year's International Digital Emmy® Awards, it  was announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The  Emmys will be presented at a special ceremony hosted by film  & television actress/producer Illeana Douglas on Monday,  April 12, at MIPTV in Cannes.

There are 13 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program:  Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and  Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from  Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and  the United Kingdom follows this  release.

This  is the first time that Brazil, Hong Kong and New Zealand are  nominated for an Emmy in the Digital Categories.

"The 2010 nominees showcase global excellence in  programming on digital platforms and we congratulate them for  their outstanding achievements," said Bruce L. Paisner,  President & CEO of The International Academy.

In addition to the presentation of the International Digital Emmy® Awards for the  three categories, The International Academy will present a  special award - the Pioneer Prize, which is not an Emmy® but rather a special initiative from the Academy which honours an industry  personality or organization. The Pioneer Prize will be presented to Heroes Creator  & Executive Producer Tim Kring, for his contribution to  the fields of digital television and cross-platform entertainment with Heroes  Evolutions.

The International Digital Emmy® Awards 2010 is sponsored by Nokia and Ooyala.

THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL
DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS at MIPTV

NOMINEE LIST


DIGITAL PROGRAM - CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Cross Media Experimental Project: HK File.X
Radio Television  Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Inside Hana's Suitcase
Xenophile Media/Rhombus Media/My Pet Skeleton/CBC
Canada

Reservoir Hill
KHF Media Ltd/Television New Zealand/New Zealand On Air
New Zealand

The Space Trainees
MediaCity/Sveng.com/Olof/4xM
Finland

The Well
Conker Media/BBC Switch
United Kingdom


DIGITAL PROGRAM - FICTION
Final Punishment
BeActive Entertainment/Aitec do Brasil/Canal Oi/Millagro
Brazil

PIETSHOW II
Grundy UFA TV Produktions GmbH
Germany

Primeval Evolved
ITV1/itv.com/Hoodlum/Impossible Pictures
United Kingdom

Print Friends
FremantleMedia/FMX
United Kingdom

DIGITAL PROGRAM - NON-FICTION
Construction and Fall of the Berlin Wall
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Germany

Digital Revolution
BBC /The Open University
United Kingdom

Hunger to Learn
BBC
United Kingdom

Last Chance to See
BBC
United Kingdom

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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