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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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES 2015 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS NOMINEES AND NEW VENUE AT MIPTV®

Cannes/MIPCOM, October 2, 2015 - 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.

The International Academy also announced that the awards ceremony is moving from New York to Cannes, and will be presented in partnership with Reed MIDEM, at MIPTV. The first awards ceremony will take place on April 5, 2016. The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV will close the Kids@MIPTV track, which includes the Miptv Future of Kids TV Summit.

"MIPTV is a terrific venue for showcasing and recognizing the remarkable amount of quality kids programming around the world, and Reed MIDEM is a great partner" said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We look forward to welcoming our Nominees to this new home and to continuing to serve the global children's television industry."

"We are honored and delighted that the International Emmy® Kids Awards are coming to MIPTV in April 2016. Reed MIDEM has been promoting the best in children's television since the creation of MIPTV in 1963 and MIPCOM in 1985. These events are the largest gatherings of the international kids programming community in the world. We welcome this opportunity to continue to work in partnership with the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences," commented Paul Zilk, Chief Executive of Reed MIDEM.

The International Academy has been presenting six kids Emmys annually since 2012.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, MIPTV, Shaw Rocket Fund, TV Kids and WDR.

Nominations span 13 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.

MIPTV takes place in Cannes, France, April 4-7.




4th International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees:
Awards Ceremony to be held on April 5, 2016    

 
Kids: Preschool
 
Bing
Acamar Films Production / Brown Bag Films
United Kingdom
 
LazyTown
Cartoonito / Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe
Iceland
 
O Zoo da Zu
Discovery Latin America / Boutique Filmes
Brazil
 
Shimajiro's WOW!
Benesse Corporation / TV Setouchi Broadcasting /
Dentsu / DASH / demand / The Answerstudio
Japan
 

Kids: Animation
 
Get Ace
Galaxy Pop
Australia
 
Mr. Trance
El Recreo Studio / Señal Colombia
Colombia
 
Ronja, the Robber's Daughter
NHK / NHK Enterprises / Dwango / Polygon Pictures
Japan
 
Le Trésor du Vieux Jim
(The Great Treasure Quest)
TAT Productions / Master Films
France
 
 
Kids: Factual
 
Mentira la Verdad (Truth Lies)
Mulata Films / Canal Encuentro
Argentina
 
My Life: I am Leo
Nine Lives Media
United Kingdom
 
Kore-eda x High School Girls:
Portrait of Fukushima 3 Years After
NHK Educational Corporation / NHK / Paonetwork
Japan
 
De Zandtovernaar en de Oorlog
(The Sand Artist and the War)
The Media Brothers / Rkk /Jewish Broadcasting Organization
Netherlands
 

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
Battle for Money: Return of the Dinosaurs
Fuji Television Network
Japan
 
Best i Mest (All-Round Champion)
NRK
Norway
 
The Big Performance 3
Twenty Twenty Productions / CBBC
United Kingdom
 
Undercover High
General Purpose Entertainment
Canada
 
 
Kids: Series
 
Braccialetti Rossi
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana / Palomar / Big Bang Media
Italy
 
Malhação Sonhos (Young Hearts)
Globo TV
Brazil
 
Nowhere Boys
Matchbox Pictures
Australia
 
Taart (Penguins and Pastry)
VPRO Television / Pupkin Films
Netherlands
 

Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Evermoor
Lime Pictures Limited / Disney Channels
United Kingdom
 
Jongens (Boys)
NTR / Pupkin Fi lm
Netherlands
 
Rabarber (Rhubarb)
NL Film & TV / KRO-NCRV
Netherlands
 
Spelling Armadillo
Oak3 Films
Singapore



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


About MIPTV
MIPTV is the world's biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts- the premier global digital content market- empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment.




At Mipcom the International Emmy® Awards are located on stand P1-N61

Organized by Reed MIDEM, MIPCOM 2015 will take place in Cannes, France from 5-8 October




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


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