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 @MIPTV

 
6 Winners Span 5 Countries: Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
 
 
Cannes/MIPTV, April 5, 2016 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 4th International Emmy® Kids Awards which took place for the first time at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.
 
Winning programs from Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Nowhere Boys Series 2 (Kids: Series); Ronja, The Robber's Daughter (Kids: Animation); Best i Mest (All-Round Champion) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Rabarber (Rhubarb) (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series ); My Life: I Am Leo (Kids: Factual) and Bing (Kids: Pre-School). Complete winners' information follows this release.

"Producers of children's programming have a great responsibility towards their viewers and the broader audience and we are honored to be recognizing and showcasing the world's best at MIPTV," said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. "We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for kids."

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including: YouTuber Cyrina Fiallo, Quebec comedian Cathleen Rouleau, Miss SupraNational Stephania Stegman, co-presenting with Majid Entertainment's animation character Amoona, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR's The Program with The Mouse and actor Gil Ofarim from WDR's kid's series Arman's Secret and Jeemtv soccer mascot Saham.
 
200 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Jeemtv, WDR mediagroup, Majid Entertainment, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Kids@MIPTV.
        


4th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners:
 


Kids: Preschool   
 
Bing
Acamar Films Production / Brown Bag Films
United Kingdom
Bing celebrates the noisy, joyful reality of life as a preschooler.

 
Kids: Animation
 
Ronja, The Robber's Daughter
NHK / NHK Enterprises / Dwango / Polygon Pictures
Japan
Ronja, born to a clan of forest robbers, grows up under the watchful eye of her family. One day, she is given permission to enter the forest alone. She discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and a frightening place, and learns how to live there.


Kids: Factual
 
My Life: I Am Leo
Nine Lives Media
United Kingdom
The motivation of this program is to widen the circle of understanding and compassion for transgender children, who often find their years at school very difficult. This film is about a transgender child.
 
 
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment   
 
Best i Mest (All-Round Champion)
NRK
Norway
All-Round Champion is a reality series featuring eight 14 year-old athletes from varying sports. Through eight episodes they will learn each other's sport of choice and compete in them. We follow the contestants as they push their limits farther than they thought possible. Who will be the All-Round Champion?
 
  
Kids: Series   
 
Nowhere Boys Series 2
Matchbox Pictures
Australia
The Nowhere Boys have found their way home, only to discover that adventure doesn't stop just because they're back. As they experiment with their new and unpredictable powers over earth, wind, fire, and water, they realize that they aren't the only ones who crossed back to this universe.
 

Kids: TV Movie / Mini-Series   
 
Rabarber (Rhubarb)
NL Film & TV / KRO-NCRV
Netherlands
Winnie and Siem get to know one another after Siem's father and Winnie's mother fall in love. The teenagers quickly get along, so they are concerned when the quarrels between their parents start to get worse. They decide to give them a hand.
 


 
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, 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 MIPDigital 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. www.miptv.com

About MIPFormats
MIPFormats is the incubator for big ideas, the next wave of must-see formats. Taking place two days before MIPTV, MIPFormats is the only specialist conference for the global formats community where the world's leading producers, commissioners, buyers and distributors discover the very best in entertainment formats.
www.mipformats.com 
   

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

  

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships

Cell: +1-646-334-9299

eva.obadia@iemmys.tv  

  

The Lippin Group 

Matt Biscuitti 

Tel: +1-212-986-7080  

matt@lippingroup.com  

 

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