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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2017 International Emmy® Awards Nominees span 18 Countries Across 11 Categories

New York, September 27, 2017 - Nominations for the 2017 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 18 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 20, 2017 at the Hilton New York Hotel.  

Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  

 "Every year, the world's television community competes to be recognized on the International Emmys global stage," said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding achievements and for inspiring audiences worldwide with their creativity and talent."  

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy® Awards for programming and performances, the Academy will present two special awards to two-time Academy Award winning actor and producer, Kevin Spacey and Emilio Azcárraga Jean, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Grupo Televisa, the world's largest Spanish-language content provider and Mexico's largest broadcaster and pay television provider.  

This year's Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, RT America, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Hotels, and Variety.    2017 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were: 41 Entertainment, Allen Bohbot (Los Angeles, USA); Aetios Productions, Fabienne Larouche & Michel Trudeau (Montreal, Canada); Armoza Formats, Avi Armoza (Tel Aviv, Israel); Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch (Cologne, Germany); CBI Media, Leon Xiao (Tianjin, China); C-TV Splendid Media Group, Cheng Xiong (Beijing, China); Cisneros Media, Jonathan Blum (Miami, USA); Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann (Paris, France); Discovery Networks Latin America, Michela Giorelli (Mexico City, Mexico); DR TV, Piv Bernth (Copenhagen, Denmark); Eurovision Americas, Bill Dunlop (Washington D.C., USA); Festcom, Gai Dunlop (Melbourne, Australia); FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton (Berlin, Germany); Fox Networks Group Latin America, Edgar Spielmann & Gonzalo Fiure (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Fuji TV, Mamiko Maekawa (Tokyo, Japan); Globo TV, Carlos Schroder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & New York, USA); Graf Filmproduktion, Klaus Graf (Berlin, Germany); HBO Latin America Group, Emilio Rubio (Miami, USA); MTVA - Hungarian Public Service Media, Balázs Medveczky (Budapest, Hungary); NFVF, Zama Mkosi (Johannesburg, South Africa); ORF Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder (Vienna, Austria); Pinewood Television, Christian Wikander (London, UK); Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Rai, Eleonora Andreatta (Rome, Italy); RT, Irakly Gachechiladze (Moscow, Russia); Shanghai Croton Culture Media, Benjamin Li (Shanghai, China); Sonae FS, André Sampaio (Lisbon, Portugal); Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alexander Marin (Mexico City, Mexico); TV Azteca, Fidela Navarro (Mexico City, Mexico); TV France International, Hervé Michel & Mathieu Béjot (Biarritz, France); WOWOW, Nobuya Wazaki (Tokyo, Japan); Ziegler Film, Regina & Tanja Ziegler (Berlin, Germany). 


  
 
2017 International Emmy® Awards Nominees
 
 
 
Arts Programming
 
Hip-Hop Evolution - The Foundation
Banger Films
Canada
 
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
NHK
Japan
 
Portátil
Porta Dos Fundos
Brazil
 
Robin de Puy - Ik ben het allemaal zelf
(Robin's Road Trip)
Talent United / AVROTROS / CoBO
Netherlands
 
 
  
Best Performance by an Actor
 
Julio Andrade  in  Um Contra Todos (One Against All)
Fox Networks Groups Brazil /  Conspiração  Filmes
Brazil
 
Kenneth Branagh  in  Wallander
Left Bank Pictures / Yellow Bird / BBC / TKBC
United Kingdom
 
Zanjoe Marudo  in  Maalaala Mo Kaya (Remembering)
ABS-CBN Corporation
Philippines
 
Kad Merad  in  Baron Noir
Kwaï / Canal+ Creation originale / Pictanovo
France
 
 
 
Best Performance by an Actress
 
Adriana Esteves  in  Justiça (Above Justice)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Anna Friel  in  Marcella
Buccaneer Media / Netflix 
United Kingdom
 
Sonja Gerhardt  in  Ku'damm 56 
( Ku'damm 56 - Rebel With a Cause)
UFA Fiction GmbH / ZDF German Television
Germany
 
Thuso Mbedu  in  Is'thunzi
Mzansi Magic / Rapid Blue
South Africa
 
 
 
Comedy
 
Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle
Baby Cow Productions
United Kingdom
 
Callboys
Woestijnvis / FBO
Belgium
 
Rakugo The Movie
East Entertainment, Inc. / NHK
Japan
 
Tá No Ar: a TV na TV
(On Air: TV on TV)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
 

Documentary
 
EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe
KEO Films / BBC 2
United Kingdom
 
The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families
NHK
Japan
 
Le Studio de la Terreur
(Terror Studios)
Capa Presse / CANAL+ / Creative Europe /
Region Ile-de-France 
France
 
Tempestad
Pimienta Films / Cactus Films / Terminal Films
Mexico
 
 
 
Drama Series
 
Justiça
(Above Justice)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Mammon II
NRK Drama / SVT / DR / YLE FEM /
Nordvision Fund
Norway
 
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
NHK
Japan
 
Wanted
Matchbox Pictures (NBCUniversal)
Australia
 
 
 
Non-English U.S. Primetime Program
 
Hasta Que Te Conocí
( Until I Met You)
Disney Media Distribution / Somos Producciones / IGSFA Management LLC / BTF Media
United States of America
 
La Voz Kids
Talpa Holding / Talpa B.V. / Talpa Media USA Inc. / Red Orange Productions LLC. / Telemundo / NBC Universal Television Group / Warner Horizon / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
United States of America
 
Odisea de los Niños Migrantes
( South to North: Migrant Children)
NatGeo Mundo / Fox Networks Group Latin America / National Geographic Channel Latin America / Anima Films
United States of America
 
Sr. Ávila
HBO Latin America / Lemon Films
United States of America
 
 
 
Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
Escuela para Maridos Colombia
Fox Network Groups Latin America /
Fox Telecolombia
Colombia
 
Fan Pan Tae Super Fan 
Thai Broadcasting Company Limited /
Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited
Thailand
 
Sorry Voor Alles
(Sorry About That)
VRT / Warner Bros International Television Production België
Belgium
 
Taskmaster
Avalon Television
United Kingdom
 
 
 
Short-Form Series
 
Ahi Afuera
Studio + / Iconoclast
Argentina
 
The Amazing Gayl Pile
LaRue Entertainment
Canada
 
Crime Time
Studio + / John Doe Productions / 22H22
Brazil
 
Familie Braun
(The Braun Family)
Polyphon / ZDF German Television
Germany
 
 
 
Telenovela
 
30 Vies - Isabelle Cousineau
Aetios Productions Inc.
Canada
 
Kara Sevda 
( Endless Love)
Ay Yapim
Turkey
 
Totalmente Demais
( Total Dreamer)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Velho Chico 
( Old River)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
 
 
 
TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Alemão
(Alemão : Both Sides of the Operation)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Ne m'abandonne pas
(Don't Leave Me)
Scarlett Production / France Télévisions
France
 
Reg
LA Productions Ltd / BBC
United Kingdom
 
Tokyo Trial
Don Carmody Television Inc. / NHK / FATT Productions B.V.
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 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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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships Tel: 212-489-6969  eva.obadia@iemmys.tv      The Lippin Group  Matt Biscuiti  Tel: +1-212-986-7080   matt@lippingroup.com
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