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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2015 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES SPAN 19 COUNTRIES

Cannes/MIPCOM, October 5, 2015 - Nominations for the 2015 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees across 10 categories and 19 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 23, 2015 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Nominees come from: Angola, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

"Every year, the international television community competes to be recognized for excellence on the International Emmy's global stage." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We congratulate the 2015 Nominees for their outstanding programs and performances."

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy® Awards for programming and performances, the Academy will present two special awards. Downton Abbey writer & creator, Julian Fellowes will receive the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award. Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO, HBO will receive the 2015 International Emmy® Directorate Award.

This year's Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, Semba Communications, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Mipcom, Sofitel Hotels and Variety.

2015 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were: Active TV, Michael McKay (Sydney, Australia); Aetios Productions, Fabienne Larouche & Michel Trudeau (Mont-Tremblant, Canada); Australian Children's Television Foundation, Bernadette O'Mahony (Melbourne, Australia); Beijing CTV Splendid Film and TV, Xiong Cheng (Beijing, PR China); Cape Film Commission, Denis Lillie (Knysna, South Africa); Cisneros Media, Marcello Coltro (Los Angeles, USA); Dori Media, Nadav Palti (Tel Aviv, Israel); DR TV, Piv Bernth (Copenhagen, Denmark); EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu (Lagos, Nigeria); Eurovision Americas, Bill Dunlop (Washington, DC, USA); Federation Entertainment, Steven Bawol (Paris, France); FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton (Berlin, Germany); Fuji Television, Takashi Nakamoto (Tokyo, Japan); Grupo Globo, Carlos Henrique Schroder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & New York, USA); HBO Latin America, Jonathan Baker (Miami, USA); Latina, Andres Badra (Lima, Peru); Light & Dark Film, Zaheer Goodman-Bhyat (Johannesburg, South Africa); MMC, Philip Borbely (Cologne, Germany); National Film & Video Foundation, Zama Mkosi (Johannesburg, South Africa); ORF-Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder (Vienna, Austria); Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Quebecomm, Sylvain Parent-Bedard (Quebec, Canada); TV2 Denmark, Anette Romer & Katrine Vogelsang (Copenhagen, Denmark); TV France International, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps (Biarritz, France); Ziegler Films, Regina Ziegler & Tanja Ziegler (Berlin, Germany); Zodiak Kids Studios, Michael Carrington (Sheffield, UK)




43rd International Emmy® Awards Nominees:
Awards Ceremony to be held on November 23, 2015   



Arts Programming
 
Buenaventura No Me Dejes Mas
(Buenaventura, Don't Leave Me)
Caracol Televisión / Laberinto Cine y Televisión
Colombia
 
Illustre & Inconnu:
Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre
(The Man Who Saved the Louvre)
Ladybird Films
France
 
Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
Reef Television Ltd
United Kingdom
 
Trial of Chunhyang - A Girl Prosecuted by Feudalism
KBS
South Korea
 

 
Best Performance by an Actor

Engin Akyurek
in Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love)
Ay Yapim
Turkey
 
Emilio de Mello
in Psi (Psy)
HBO Latin America
Brazil
 
Maarten Heijmans
in Ramses
De Familie Film & TV
Netherlands
 
Rafe Spall
in Black Mirror White Christmas
House of Tomorrow / Endemol Worldwide Distribution
United Kingdom



Best Performance by an Actress
 
Anneke von der Lippe
in Øyevitne (Eyewitness)
NRK / SVT / DR / YLE Fem / Nordvision Fund.
Norway
 
Fernanda Montenegro
in Doce de Mãe
Globo TV
Brazil
 
Sheridan Smith
in Cilla
ITV Studios/GroupM Entertainment
United Kingdom
 


Comedy
 
Doce de Mae (Sweet Mother)
Globo TV
Brazil
 
Fais Pas Ci, Fais Pas Ca
(Don't Do This, Don't Do That)
Elephant Story / France 2 / AB Distribution
France
 
Familia en Venta
Fox International Channels / Fox Telecolombia
Colombia
 
Puppet Nation ZA
Both Worlds
South Africa
 
Sensitive Skin
Rhombus Media / Baby Cow Productions / Bell Media's The Movie Network / Corus Entertainment's Movie Central / Tricon Films & Television Canada / Media Fund (CMF) / Rogers Cable Network Fund
Canada



Documentary
 
Africa's Wild West - Stallions of the Namib Desert
Interspot Film / ORF / ARTE / NDR / ORF-Enterprise
Austria
 
Antes de que Nos Olviden (Before We Are Forgotten)
HBO Latin America
Mexico
 
Growing Up Down's
Maverick Television & Dartmouth Films
United Kingdom
 
Miners Shot Down
Uhuru Productions
South Africa
 


Drama Series
 
Engrenages (Spiral)
Son et Lumiere / Canal+ Creation originale
France
 
MOZU Season 1 - Night Cry of the MOZU
TBS Television / WOWOW / ROBOT
Japan
 
My Mad Fat Diary
Tiger Aspect Productions / Drama Republic
United Kingdom
 
Psi (Psy)
HBO Latin America
Brazil
 


Non-English U.S. Primetime Program
 
Arrepentidos U.S. - El Infierno de Montoya
National Geographic Channel / Fox Telecolombia
United States of America
 
El Mejor de los Peores
Fox International Channels / Fox Toma 1
United States of America
 
Narco Tec
Mazdoc / Zodiak Latino / Univision
United States of America
 
La Voz Kids
Talpa Media USA, Inc., Warner Horizon Television
United States of America
 
 

Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
50 Ways to Kill your Mammy
Burning Bright Productions / Brown Bread Productions
United Kingdom
 
Barones de la Cerveza
National Geographic Channel Latin America / Nippur Media
Argentina
 
Flying Doctors
Geronimo
Belgium
 
Master Chef South Africa
Quizzical Pictures / Lucky Bean Media
South Africa
 


Telenovela
 
Ciega a Citas (Date Blind)
Dori Media International / Rosstoc / Mediaset Espana / Big Bang Media / Cuatro
Spain
 
Império (Empire)
Globo TV
Brazil
 
Jikulumessu
Semba Comunicação
Angola
 
Mulheres (Women)
Plural Entertainment Portugal
Portugal
 


TV Movie/Mini-Series

La Celebración
Underground Producciones
Argentina
 
Common
LA Productions
United Kingdom
 
Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)
Breakout Films / Canal+ Creation originale
France
 
Storytelling of Hostages
WOWOW / Twins Japan
Japan




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® 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, 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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MEDIA CONTACTS

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Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

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