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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.


 




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35th INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES

ARTS PROGRAMMING

Elis Regina Special: All My Life
TV Globo
Brazil

False Waltz
Orkater / AVRO Television
The Netherlands

Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Bernini
British Broadcasting Corporation / WNET/ Thirteen
United Kingdom

Smile
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Japan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Pierre Bokma
The Chosen One

VPRO Television / IdtV Film BV
The Netherlands

Jim Broadbent
The Street

Granada Television for BBC One
United Kingdom

Guo Jia Ming
My Own Private Deutschland

China Movie Channel
PR China

Lazaro Ramos
Snakes & Lizards

TV Globo
Brazil

Bobby AuYeung Chun Wah
Dicey Business

Television Broadcasts Limited
Hong Kong, PR China

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS


Lilia Cabral
Pages of Life

TV Globo
Brazil

Brenda Ngxoli
Home Affairs
   
Penguin Films
South Africa

Muriel Robin
Marie Besnard – The Poisoner
Ramona / RTBF / To Do Today Productions
France

Victoria Wood
Housewife 49
ITV Productions
United Kingdom

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE


The Arena
Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Singapore

The Magic Tree
TVP SA
Poland

Mortified
Australian Children’s Television Foundation / Enjoy Entertainment
Australia

Nutty Boy
TVE Brasil / Ministry of Education / Petrobras / Ministry of Culture
Brazil

COMEDY

Alle lieben Jimmy (Everybody Loves Jimmy)

Bavaria Film GmbH / RTL Television GmbH
Germany

The Amateurs
TV Globo
Brazil

Little Britain Abroad

BBC Comedy / Little Britain Productions
United Kingdom

NEO – Office Chuckles
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Japan

Sorted
TOM Pictures / South African Broadcasting Corporation
South Africa

DOCUMENTARY


Dinosaurs vs. Mammals – Secrets of Mammalian Survival
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) /
The Science Channel / France Televisions Distribution / France5 / Discovery Channel Canada / National Film Board of Canada
Japan

In God’s Hands
RCN Televisión S.A.
Colombia

Smiling in a War Zone
Cosmo Doc / Network Movie and ZDF / ARTE / Hepp Film / Klaffi Productions / SVT / Flying Enterprise Productions / Film I Skåne / BBC Storyville / DR2 / YLE Co-Productions / CBC / Danish Film Institute / Swedish Film Institute / Finnish Film Foundation / Nordic Film & Television Fund / AVEK The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture
Denmark

Stephen Fry – The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
IWC Media / BBC Scotland
United Kingdom

DRAMA SERIES

Home Affairs
Penguin Films
South Africa

The Killing
DR TV-Drama, Danish Broadcasting Corp. / NRK / SVT with support from The Nordvision Fund
Denmark

Mothern
GNT Channel / Globosat Programadora / RadarTV Mixer
Brazil

The Street
Granada Television for BBC One
United Kingdom

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

CQC — Argentina
Cuatro Cabezas S.A
Argentina

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?
BBC Entertainment
United Kingdom

The Prison Choir
3KOMA for TVE
Spain

Takeshi Kitano presents Comaneci University Mathematics
Fuji Television Network, Inc. / EAST Co., Inc / COMPASS
Japan

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES


Antonia – Based on the Movie
TV Globo / O2 Filmes
Brazil

Death of a President
Borough Films for MORE4
United Kingdom

Toy Train
China Movie Channel
PR China

The Wall (Die Mauer – Berlin '61)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Team Worx / WDR ARTE / RBB
Germany
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