2018 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED

“SKY NEWS-ROHINGYA CRISIS” WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR NEWS

“WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY” WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS

GIVING FILMMAKER DEEYAH KHAN HER SECOND EMMY® IN THIS CATEGORY

New York, October 1, 2018 – The 2018 International Emmy for News was presented tonight to Rohingya Crisis (Sky News, United Kingdom), a story which covers the dire conditions and the suffering of the stranded Rohingya people, exposing what the Myanmar government has denied.
 
The International Emmy for Current Affairs was presented to White Right: Meeting the Enemy (Fuuse Films and ITV, United Kingdom), an in-depth report by Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan as she meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face, and attends America’s biggest and most violent far-right rally in recent years. 
 
This is the second Emmy for Khan in this category. Her film Banaz: An Honour Killing, which chronicles the brutal ‘honour’ killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in suburban London, won the International Emmy For Current Affairs in 2013.
 
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during a ceremony in conjunction with the US News Emmys which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
While presenting the Emmys, Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said: “Tonight’s winning programs illustrate once again the absolute urgency and necessity of free and unrestricted reporting. We congratulate the winning reporters and crews behind these outstanding reports for having the courage to shine their lens on horrific human tragedy and violent extremism at the risk of their own safety.”
 

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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.
 

MEDIA CONTACTS
 
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969 
 
The Lippin Group 
Matt Biscuiti 
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
 

 

HARI KONDABOLU, RECENTLY NAMED TO VARIETY’S TOP TEN COMICS TO WATCH TO HOST INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA IN NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 19

MIPCOM, October 15, 2018 –The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that comedian Hari Kondabolu, known for his critically acclaimed documentary on The Simpsons, The Problem with Apu– will host the International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 19, 2018 in New York.

Known for his incisively funny humor on matters of race and social commentary, Kondabolu has been described by the NY Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today”. His various television credits include writer & correspondent forTotally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and a half-hour special on Comedy Central. His Netflix Special, Warn Your Relatives released early this year, has landed him on Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watchlist. Kondabolu is currently on a national comedy tour in the US with his new material.

“Kondabolu is an outspoken comic who has that magical quality of making very serious topics extremely funny,” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We look forward to having him headlining our awards on November 19.”

Hari Kondabolu added, “It’s an absolute honor to host the International Emmy Awards. When I told my Mother, she had a huge smile on her face. It’s like I told her I was quitting comedy & going to Law School.”

Over 1000 international media and entertainment executives convene in New York each year for the International Emmy® Awards Gala. In addition to the presentation of Emmy® Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards. As previously announced , record setting Writer & Producer Greg Berlanti will receive the 2018 International Emmy® Founders Award and Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group, will receive the 2018 International Emmy® Directorate Award.

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, RT America, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.



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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances & Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.

At Mipcom, the International Emmy® Awards are located on stand P-1. N61.



MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com

2018 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Cannes/Mipcom, October 15, 2018 –Nominations for the International Emmy® Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a press conference at Mipcom. There are 28 nominees in 7 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release.

Nominations span 13 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

“The geographic spread and wealth of topics addressed in this year’s nominated programs attests to the vibrancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting a high bar for young viewers worldwide.”

International Emmy® Kids Awards at Miptv presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, Miptv and TV Kids.

Winners will receive their award in Cannes, France on Tuesday April 9, 2019.

 


 

2018 International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees

 
Kids: Preschool
 
Die Sendung mit dem Elefanten: Planet Willi
(The Show with the Elephant)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln / Trickstudio Lutterbeck
Germany
 
Hey Duggee – Season 2
Studio AKA
United Kingdom
 
Lily’s Driftwood Bay – Season 2
Sixteen South Studios
United Kingdom
 
Luo Bao Bei
Magic Mall / Cloth Cat / 9 Story Distribution International
PR China
 

Kids: Animation

 
Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed
CBBC
United Kingdom
 
Kop op
(Heads Together)
Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke
Netherlands
 
Mini Beat Power Rockers
Discovery Kids Latin America / Mundo Loco Animation Studios
Argentina
 
Oddbods – Season 2
One Animation Pte ltd
Singapore

 

 
Kids: Digital
 
# On the Night of August 31st
NHK
Japan
 
Jenter – season 8
(Young Girls)
NRK
Norway
 
Overgrep
(Sexual abuse awareness week)
NRK Bivrost
Norway
 
Secret Life of Boys – Season 2
Zodiak Kids Studios / CBBC / ABC Australia
United Kingdom

 
 
Kids: Factual
 
Good Host
Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd / Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd
Singapore
 
Kroppen Min eier Jeg
(My Body belongs to Me)
Bivrost film & tv as
Norway
 
Las Mil y Una Notas
(Thousand and One Notes)
Orquesta Filarmonica de Toluca / Ballet Clasico del Instituto de Cultura del Estado de Mexico
Mexico
 
My Life: Born to Vlog
Blakeway North
United Kingdom

 

 
 
 
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
Ali-A’s Superchargers
Endemol Shine North
United Kingdom
 
Fixa Bröllopet
(Marrying mum and dad)
Fremantlemedia Sverige AB
Sweden
 
Little Masters
Shanghai Canxing Culture & Media Co. Limited (Canxing Production)
PR China
 
The Voice Kids – season 2
TV Globo
Brazil

 

 
 
 
Kids: Series
 
Die Pfefferkoerner – Season 14
(The Peppercorns)
Letterbox Filmproduktion / NDR / ARD
Germany
 
Jenny
Productions Avenida Inc.
Canada
 
Malhacao – Viva a Diferenca (Young Hearts)
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Mustangs FC
Matchbox Pictures
Australia

 

 
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
A Grande Viagem
(The Great Journey)
Aurora Filmes / Haikai Filmes
Brazil
 
Dschermeni
Tellux Film / Sad ORIGAMI Production / ZDF
Germany
 
Fairy Tales in Court
NHK
Japan
 
Ratburger
King Bert Productions
United Kingdom


 

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, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances & Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.

At Mipcom, the International Emmy® Awards are located on stand P-1. N61.


 

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti 
Tel: +1-212-986-7080