NHK (JAPAN) WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR NEWS, CBC TELEVISION (CANADA) WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS

First in category for each

New York, October 1, 2012 – The 2012 International Emmys for News & Current Affairs were presented tonight to NHK (Japan) and CBC Television (Canada). It was the first win for both organizations and countries in each category. The International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
 
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.

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 50 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 Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® 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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.  For more information go to  www.iemmys.tv.  

 

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