NHK’s Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News won the News category.The story covers the largest earthquake in the country’s history that struck Japan on March 21, 2011 generating a devastating tsunami. This is the second Emmy win in a row for NHK, which won for Current Affairs in 2011.
CBC’s Haiti’s Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake, won the Current Affairs category. The report follows the hope and heartache of three orphaned children and the caring adults in Canada and Haiti determined to help them.
“We congratulate the outstanding editorial and production teams behind CBC Television’s and NHK’s riveting reports for their first Emmy wins in these categories.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Nominees for 15 other International Emmy Award categories will be announced October 8, at Mipcom in Cannes, France. Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 40th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on November 19, in New York City.
Winners for the six kids categories: Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series, and Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 1st International Emmy® Kids Awards, on February 8, 2013, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.
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