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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ARTS PROGRAMMING

Mamonas Assassinas – All My Life

TV Globo

Brazil

 

The Mona Lisa Curse

Oxford Film & Television for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound!

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.

Japan

 

Seven Gates of Jerusalem

TVP SA / Platige Image

Poland


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Robert de Hoog

Skin

Humanist Broadcasting Foundation / IJswater Films

The Netherlands

 

Chen Li

Ultimate Rescue

China Movie Channel

PR China

 

Óscar Olivares

Capadocia

HBO Latin America Originals

Mexico

 

Ben Whishaw

Criminal Justice

BBC

United Kingdom


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Emma De Caunes

Night Birds

CHEZ WAM

France

 

Angel Locsin

The Wolf

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation

The Philippines

 

Cecilia Suárez

Capadocia

HBO Latin America Originals

Mexico

 

Julie Walters

A Short Stay in Switzerland

BBC

United Kingdom


CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Dustbin Baby

Kindle Entertainment

United Kingdom

 

Lharn Phoo Koo E-Joo

Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd / Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited

Thailand

 

The Little Emperor’s Christmas

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Mille

Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Denmark


COMEDY

Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts

Telecom Staff for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises

Japan

 

Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor…

Phil McIntyre / Goodnight Vienna for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

The Slum

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Turkish for Beginners

Bayerischer Rundfunk / Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Westdeutscher Rundfunk / ARD-Werbung / Hofmann & Voges Entertainment GmbH

Germany


DOCUMENTARY

The Ascent of Money

Chimerica Media Limited / Education Broadcasting Corporation for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

Cityboy – The Life of Investment Banker Geraint Anderson

United Docs / ECO Media / WDR

Germany

 

Pancho Villa: Aqui y Alli

The History Channel Latin America / Anima Films

Argentina

 

Shooting the Messenger

Al Jazeera English

Qatar


DRAMA SERIES

Capadocia

HBO Latin America Originals

Mexico

 

The Land of the Wind

Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea

 

The Protectors

Danish Broadcasting Corporation in association with ZDF / NRK / SVT

Denmark

 

Sokhulu & Partners

Paw Paw Films

South Africa

 

Spooks

Kudos Film and TV Ltd

United Kingdom


NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

The Amazing Race Asia

Amazing Race Productions Inc. / ABC Studios / SPE Networks – Asia Pte Ltd (AXN Asia) / Sony Pictures Television / ActiveTV Asia Pte Ltd / ActiveTV Pty Ltd

Singapore

 

Historia Extrema

The History Channel Latin America / Endemol Argentina

Argentina

 

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

ITV Studios

United Kingdom

 

The Phone

Park Lane TV Productions

The Netherlands


TELENOVELA

India – A Love Story

TV Globo

Brazil

 

Magdusa Ka

GMA Network, Inc.

The Philippines

 

Second Chance

TF1 Production / Fontana

France

 

A Time for Us

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation / Double Vision SDN BHD

The Philippines


TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

Maysa – When the Heart Sings

TV Globo

Brazil

 

The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall

Talkback Thames for Channel 4

United Kingdom

 

Ultimate Rescue

China Movie Channel

PR China

 

The Wolves of Berlin

Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG / ZDR

Germany

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