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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6th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners Announced

7 Winners Span 7 Winners Span 5 Countries: Canada, France, Germany, Norway & The United Kingdom


Cannes/MIPTV, April 10, 2018- The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 6th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

Winning programs from Canada, France, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom are: La Cabane à Histoires (The Treehouse Stories) (Kids: Preschool); Revolting Rhymes (Kids: Animation); Berlin und wir (Berlin and Us) (Kids: Factual); Snapshots (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Club der Roten Baender (Red Bracelets) (Kids: Series); Jenter (Young Girls) (Kids: Digital) and Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.

“The programming kids watch every day has a major influence on their behavior and views of the world”, 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: Spanish YouTuber Rubén Doblas, El Rubius; Canadian stars of Hit Web Series Carmilla, Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman; Québécois Actor and Rapper Emile Schneider; Egyptian Actress, Producer and Founder of the El Gouna Film Festival Bushra Rozza; Classical music group Ember Trio; German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Program with The Mouse co-presenting with Clarissa Da Silva from WDR’s kid’s series “Ah – I got it!” and Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim from Korea.

Industry executives from around the world attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: WDR mediagroup, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Junior@MIPTV.





6th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners


Kids: Preschool


La Cabane à Histoires (The Treehouse Stories)
Dandelooo / Caribara Production
France
Four friends meet in their treehouse to share their favorite books.
Executive Producers: Jean-Baptiste Wery, Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin
Producers: Jean-Baptiste Wery, Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin (Dandelooo), Fabien Baboz, Charlotte Monsarrat (Caribara Production)
Director: Célia Rivière
Writers: Nadine Brun-Cosme, Nathalie Dargent, Cyril Deydier, Romain Gadiou, Thomas Mazingue, Ariane Payen, Eve Pisler, Chloé Sastre, Juliette Turner
Principal Cast: Yanis Charifi, Alexia Chicot, Antoine d'Estribaud, Juliane Lepoureau


Kids: Animation

Revolting Rhymes
Magic Light Pictures
United Kingdom
Two half-hour animated films based on the rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose Directors: Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To
Writers:
Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Principal Cast: Dominic West, David Walliams, Rose Leslie, Tamsin Greig, Gemma Chan, Bertie Carvel, Rob Brydon


Kids: Digital

Jenter (Young Girls)
NRK
Norway
Jenter is a web series that combines elements of Snaps, text messages, and live action drama. It is presented as a blog. Up to six blog posts are published every day. Everything is told in real time and the viewers never know when the next post is coming. Every Friday, the films from the week are put together into a longer episode that can be watched on the web-player. Each season's main character alternates between four girlfriends. This season's main character, Ingrid, has her own user on Snapchat, and the audience can add her as a friend, follow her on Snap story, and sometimes get direct messages from her.
Executive Producer: Beate Rendahl
Producer: Pia Borander
Directors: Stine Buer, Anne Wisløff
Writers: Stine Buer, Anne Wisløff
Principal Cast: Sofia Schandy Bloch, Sina-Joy Grønstad, Felicia Vilde Andresen, Stella Kirkvaag, Julia L. Hveberg Ngene


Kids: Factual

Berlin und wir (Berlin and Us)
Imago TV / ZDF
Germany
Refugees are more than their past. In the documentary Berlin und wir, four kids from Berlin meet four kids who’ve come to Berlin as refugees. Together, they share their hobbies, introduce each other to their families, and become friends. They discuss religion, the meaning of home, and their future hopes.
Executive Producers: Margrit Lenssen, Eva Radlicki Producer: Andrea Schönhuber-Majewski (Imago TV)
Director: Heike Raab


Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment

Snapshots
FORTE Entertainment
Canada
Snapshots is a 30-minute, photo-taking throwdown that pits three talented kids against each other in an entertaining and exciting competition to take the BEST. PHOTO. EVER!!!
Executive Producers: Andrea Gabourie, Mitch Gabourie
Producer: Natalie Schenk
Director: Stephen Scott
Writer: Natalie Schenk
Principal Cast: Dalmar Abuzeid


Kids: Series

Club der Roten Baender (Red Bracelets)
Bantry Bay Productions GmbH / VOX Television GmbH
Germany
Six teenagers cannot lead a normal life like their friends, because they are stuck in the hospital for a long time. While experiencing life and death, their first great love, and trying to spend their youth as normally as possible, they form the “Red Bracelets” and eventually become best friends.
Executive Producers: Bernd Reichart, Gerda Mueller, Jan Kromschroeder
Producer: Frauke Neeb
Directors: Richard Huber, Sabine Bernardi, Andreas Menck, Felix Binder
Writers: Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf
Principal Cast: Tim Oliver Schultz, Luise Befort, Damian Hardung, Ivo Kortlang, Timur Bartels, Nick Julius Schuck


Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series

Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe
Kindle Entertainment / DHX Media / Walker Productions / Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund
United Kingdom
A TV movie based on the Hank Zipzer series about a boy with dyslexia. Hank loves yuletide, and with a new baby brother, he hopes to have the best Christmas. But his friends have been arrested and he’s lost the love of his life - will Christmas be canceled altogether?
Executive Producers: Anne Brogan, Amy Buscombe, Shayna Fine, Helen McAleer, Julia Posen, Melanie Stokes, Hugo Heppell
Producer: Matthew Mulot
Director: Matt Bloom
Writer: Joe Williams Principal
Cast: Nick James, Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu, Javone Prince, Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis, Alicia Lai, Jude Foley, Juliet Cowan, Neil Fitzmaurice, Madeline Holliday, Vincenzo Nicoli




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




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