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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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS

6 Winners Span 6 Countries: Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom


NEW YORK, February 20, 2015 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 3rd International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society) (Kids:Series); Wild Kids (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Mike The Knight (Kids: Pre-School); Con Que Suenas? (What’s Your Dream? Season 2), (Kids: Factual); Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (Kids: Animation) and Alles Mag (Anything Goes), (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

“There is great responsibility associated with creating content for children, and tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality the world has every right to expect,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner.

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a distinguished cast including: Emma Kenney (Shameless), Evan Roe (Madam Secretary), Brennan Clost (The Next Step). Ashley Aufderheide (The Slap) co-presenting with Hasbro’s Twilight Sparkle, Swedish kids programming host Doreen Mansson, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Show with The Mouse and actress Marie Nasemann from WDR’s new kids series Armin’s Secret.

Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids, WDR mediagroup, Junior@MipTV and Ernst & Young.




 

3RD INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARD WINNERS
 

Kids: Series

Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society)
Televisió de Catalunya / Castelao Pictures
Spain
Executive Producers: Susanna Jiménez, Conxa Orea, Sandra Fernández, Julio Fernández, Carlos Fernández, Pau Freixas, Albert Espinosa
Director: Pau Freixas
Writers: Albert Espinosa, Ivan Mercade, Pau Freixas

The Red Band Society is a story of friendship, overcoming obstacles and the will to live.


Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment

Wild Kids
Jarowskij Enterprises / SVT – Sveriges Television
Sweden
Executive Producer: Lisa Andrae, Anna Hallberg
Producer: Magnus Larsson
Director: Magnus Larsson
Principal Cast: Rickard Olsson (Host)

Ten Swedish children travel to the deep forests of Dalecarlia to compete in ‘Wild Kids.' They are divided into two teams, The Bears and The Lions, and from now on, it’s a fierce battle to win the competition. At stake is a trip to Africa where a treasure awaits.


Kids: Preschool

Mike The Knight
HIT Entertainment / Nelvana Limited
United Kingdom
Executive Producers: Marion Edwards, Colin Bohm, Irene Weibel
Producers: Denise Green, Jane Sobol, Jamie Piekarz
Director: Charles E. Bastien
Writers: Marc Seal (Head Writer), Tom Stevenson, Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson Principal Cast: Trek Buccino, Erin Pitt, Alyson Court, Martin Roach, Andrew Sabiston, Nissae Isen, Matteo Bragoli, Beth Chalmers, Teresa Gallagher, Bob Golding

For Mike and his sister Evie, growing up in the Kingdom of Glendragon is an exciting, magical experience. They encounter trolls and Vikings, use trebuchets and enchantments and discover new characters and fresh locations - creating even more challenges for them to overcome


Kids: Factual

Con Que Suenas? (What's Your Dream?) Season 2
Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN
Chile
Executive Producer: Paula Gomez Vera
Producer: Francisca Urrutia
Director: Paula Gomez Vera
Writers: Carla Higueras, Juan Andres Condon

What’s Your Dream? is a documentary series which shows the contrasts and diversity of Chile through the lives of 7 to 13 year-old children from diverse locations in the country.


Kids: Animation

The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue

TAT Productions / Master Films France Executive
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Director: David Alaux
Writers: Jean-François Tosti, Eric Tosti, David Alaux, Julien Fournet

If there’s a problem or an injustice in the jungle, no worry: pull the signal of the Jungle Bunch and they will rush to the rescue! It is impossible to get bored with these heroes, always ready for adventure. On top of that, their relationships are endless sources of comedy!


Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series

Alles mag (Anything Goes)
BIND / VPRO
Netherlands
Producers: Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Director: Steven Wouterlood
Writers: Maarten van Voornveld, Chiel van der Wolf, Steven Wouterlood Principal
Cast: Lars Jennissen, Indy Aponno, Patrick Stoof, Ricky Koole, Rosa Reuten, Bert Hana

After moving to Amsterdam, Tygo gives a class talk about Carnival. What starts as a general explanation of the festival, turns into a personal poignant account. Although his father always says that anything goes with Carnival, his father also shows him that even with Carnival, one can go too far.


 

 

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. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the International Emmy® Awards competition in 2014.




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Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

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