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 EMMY® KIDS AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED


Winners to Receive Awards on February 10, 2014 in New York City


 

New York, October 2, 2013 - Nominations for the International Emmy® Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 24 nominees in 6 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will receive their Emmys at the second International Emmy® Kids Awards, on February 10, 2014 in New York City.
 
Nominations span 14 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The International Emmy® Kids' competition has three rounds of judging over a period of 6 months.
 
"Our first International Emmy® Kids Awards was a great success last year, with over 300 children's television industry professionals in attendance." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "The International Academy is pleased to have created these new awards for kids programming, which, like the other Emmy® ceremonies, are the premiere global platform for recognizing and promoting excellence in television."
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, Hasbro Studios, Shaw Rocket Fund, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids and WDR. The ceremony will take place at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers.
 



Second International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees:
Awards Ceremony to be held on February 10, 2014


Kids: Preschool
 
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Entertainment One, Astley Baker Davies
UK
 
Box Head
DR TV
Denmark
 
Pororo the Little Penguin
Iconix Entertainment/Ocon/EBS/SK Broadband
South Korea
 
Zou
Cybergroup Studios/Scrawl Studios
France
 
 
Kids: ANIMATION
 
Angelo Rules
TeamTO/CAKE Entertainment/France Télévisions/Télétoon
France
 
Larva
KBS/Tuba Entertainment/SK Broadband
South Korea
 
Room on a Broom
Magic Light Pictures
UK
 
Spike 2
TAT productions/Master Films
France
 
 
Kids: Factual
 
The Kamaishi Miracle
NHK
Japan
 
My Father
NPO/IDEA Productions
The Netherlands
 
Same But Different
Libra Television/Two Sugars
UK
 
Truth Lies
Mulata Films for Canal Encuentro
Argentina
 
 
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
Battle for Money: The Initial Battle
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Japan
 
Labyrinth
SVT - Sveriges Television
Sweden
 
Pet School
Cineflix (Pet School) Ltd.
UK
 
That's My Art!
deMENSEN
Belgium
 
 
Kids: Series
 
Beat Girl
beActive International/beActive Portugal
Ireland
 
Junior High School Diaries
NHK
Japan
 
Limbo
DR TV
Denmark
 
Pedro & Bianca
TV Cultura
Brazil
 
 
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Baron Muenchhausen
Südwestrundfunk/Das Erste (BR, HR)/ARD Degeto/teamWorx
Germany
 
A Grandson from America
China Movie Channel
PR China
 
Mimoun
NPO/STETZ FILM
The Netherlands
 
The Phantoms
Dream Street Pictures Inc.
Canada
 



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 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

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



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