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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.


 




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




 
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1st International Emmy® Kids Awards Announced

1st International emmy@ kids Awards winners from argentina, japan, norway & the united kingdom announced

NEW YORK, February 8, 2013 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 1st International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Argentina, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom are: Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two, (Kids: Series); Energy Survival, (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); El Jardín de Clarilú, (Kids: Pre-School); Newsround-My Autism and Me, (Kids: Factual); The Amazing World of Gumball, (Kids: Animation) and Lost Christmas, (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

“With this new event solely dedicated to kids programming, the International Academy is proud to be the premiere global platform for excellence in children’s television,” said Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate tonight’s winners for their outstanding achievements.”

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a cast of presenters including: British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard; Canadian actress Vanessa Morgan; Transformer Rescue Bot, Heatwave; Swedish & Danish kids television hosts Ylva Hallen & Jakob Stegelmann; The New York City Children’s Chorus; FDNY firefighter Daniel Glover and Australian Wiggles, Sam Moran. Over 300 international industry executives attended the inaugural event, held at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, in New York City. The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids and Ernst & Young.






The 1st International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners:

 


Kids: Series

Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Japan
Executive Producer: Masahiro Takizawa
Producer: Hisamaro Furuta
Director: Hiroki Hayashi
Writer: Mikio Sawada
Principal Cast: Keisuke Toyoda, Aguri Onishi
Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two is a drama series set in a fictional school. Each episode depicts real-life school struggles and teenage experiences.

 

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
Energy Survival
Fabelaktiv / NRK Norway
Executive Producers: Arild Halvorsen (Fabelaktiv), Unni Ødegård (NRK), Gitte Calmeyer (NRK)
Producer: Marte Mørkved-Romstad (Fabelaktiv)
Director: Rune Sæterstøl (Fabelaktiv)
Writers: Rune Sæterstøl, Truls Pedersen (Fabelaktiv)
Principal Cast: Truls Pedersen (host)
Energy Survival is a reality-based competition for 11-year-old children. Five teams compete in a number of practical tasks and head-to-head duels. Energy and environment are the themes for each task.

Kids: Preschool

El Jardín de Clarilú
The Walt Disney Company Latin America / Triada / Metrovisión Argentina

Executive Producers: Cecilia Mendonça, Jorge Edelstein
Producers: Roly Candino, Maria Laura Moure, Juan Rovai
Director: Diego Kantor Writers: Ines Cuesta, Paula Varela
Principal Cast: Agustina Cabo, Thomas Lepera, Andres Espinel, Sophie Oliver, Leandro Zanardi
In El Jardín de Clarilú, Clarilu and her loyal dog Pencil receive a mysterious letter that presents the premise of the episode. This letter has been written by an anonymous character, and it gives Clarilu two clues. Clarilu must discover who the letter is from.



Kids: Factual
Newsround – My Autism and Me

CBBC – In House United Kingdom Executive
Producer: Owenna Griffiths
Producer: Daniel Clarke
Director: Victoria Bell Principal
Cast: Rosie King
13-year-old Rosie takes us into her world to show us what it's like to grow up with Autism, a condition which affects how children see life and the way they relate to others.

 

 

Kids: Animation
The Amazing World Of Gumball
Cartoon Network Europe / Dandelion Studios / Boulder Media / Studio Soi
United Kingdom
Executive Produ
cers: Ben Bocquelet, Daniel Lennard, Michael Carrington
Producer: Joanna Beresford
Director: Mic Graves Writers: Ben Bocquelet, Andrew Brenner, Jon Foster, Mic Graves, James Lamont
Principal Cast: Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Kyla Rae Kowalewski,Teresa Gallagher, Dan Russell
The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of Gumball and his family in the weird and wonderful town of Elmore. Set in a recognizable small town setting, the cast of characters includes a banana, a T-Rex, and a cheerleading peanut

 

Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Lost Christmas

Impact Film & Television Ltd / BBC / Ketchup Entertainment / Hyde Park Imagenation
United Kingdom
Executive Producers: Sue Nott (BBC), Jeremy Bolt (Impact Film & Television Ltd), John Hay (Impact Film & Television Ltd), Artur Galstian (Ketchup Entertainment), Gareth West (Ketchup Entertainment), Vahan Yepremyan (Ketchup Entertainment), Connal Orton, Eddie Izzard, Ashok Amritraj (Hyde Park)
Producer: Elliot Jenkins
Director: John Hay Writers: David Logan, John Hay
Principal Cast: Eddie Izzard, Larry Mills, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer, Steven Mackintosh, Christine Bottomley
Lost Christmas is an urban fairy tale set in Manchester about how a series of tragic events are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving a young boy and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have

 






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.  
 



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

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Matt Biscuitti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com
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