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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 FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS @MIPTV ANNOUNCED

7 Winners From 4 Countries: Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
 

 
Cannes/MIPTV, April 4, 2017- The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 5th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.
 
Winning programs from Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Hey Duggee (Kids: Preschool); Shaun the Sheep (Kids: Animation); Horrible Histories (Kids: Factual); Ultras Sorte Kageshow(Baking in the Dark) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Kasper en de Kerstengelen(Casper and the Christmas Angels) (Kids: Series); Doodles (Kids: Digital); Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners' information follows this release.

"Nothing is more vital on television than the programming kids watch every day, and the Academy is proud that the Emmy is the preeminent awards platform for kids programming," 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 our kids."

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including: American Actress & YouTuber Jenn McAllister (jennxpenn); Quebec TV Star/Producer Marc Labrèche (Le Coeur a Ses Raisons; Le Cri du Rhinoceros); German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR's The Program with The Mouse co-presenting with actress and YouTuber Joyce Ilg from WDR's kid's series Arman's Secret, Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty from India and British Comedian Paul Taylor (#Franglais).
 
Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Martinez Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, WDR mediagroup, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Junior@MIPTV.
 



2017 Nominees - News & Current Affairs



Kids: Preschool
 
Hey Duggee
Studio AKA
United Kingdom
 
Hey Duggee is based around 'The Squirrel Club'; run by a big friendly dog called Duggee. It's a place where kids take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn activity badges along the way. Duggee teaches the kids about being responsible, working as a team, and taking acceptable risks.
 


Kids: Animation
 
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
Aardman Animations
United Kingdom
 
Shaun tricks the farmer into buying three mischievous llamas, but when things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm!
 

 
Kids: Digital
 
Doodles
Ludo Studio / ABC3 Australia / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland
Australia
 
Doodles is an interactive multi-platform children's comedy series created with its online audience. The show takes children's drawings and ideas from all over the world and turns them into funny animated episodes. Each week, the Doodles audience interacts with the show's creators and cast online, and together they create each episode's all-new animated adventure. Kids and their parents snap, tag and share their doodles on the shows and the broadcaster's website and social sites. Audiences comment on and vote for their favorite doodles helping to choose a doodle to bring to life as the lead character in its own animated adventure. That episode then premieres on ABC3, our website, doodles.com.au and all other platforms. Conceiving Doodles as digital from the outset embraces the possibilities of interactive storytelling, and gives us the opportunity to create a show that "goes where the audience is". Doodles gives them that involvement by allowing children and their parents to participate in the making of each episode, helping them to create their very own television series.
 
 
 
Kids: Factual
 
Horrible Histories
Lion Television
United Kingdom
 
Horrible Histories is a British children's sketch comedy television series. Each episode takes on a different historical period, delivering factual content through entertaining skits, TV parodies, and catchy songs.
 
 

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
Ultras Sorte Kageshow (Baking in the Dark)
Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Denmark
 
Four children compete in baking the best tasting and best looking cake. But how will they manage when the lights suddenly gets turned off?
 
 

Kids: Series
 
Kasper en de Kerstengelen (Casper and the Christmas Angels)
NL Film & TV / Avrotros
Netherlands
 
Casper wants to be an astronaut so he can travel out into deep space. But before he can do this, he has to practice and grow. After all, he is only eleven!
 
 

Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Headline Pictures / Juliette Films
United Kingdom
 
The story of Peter Pan is retold through the imagination of a chronically ill girl at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, the institution to which Peter Pan author, J. M. Barrie, bequeathed the rights to the book.
 



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 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. www.miptv.com
 
   

 
MEDIA CONTACTS
 
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv  
 
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Matt Biscuitti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
matt@lippingroup.com
 
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