2020 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES SPAN 20 COUNTRIES

New York, September 24, 2020Nominations for the 2020 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period.

“Congratulations to all the Nominees! – we are especially proud to recognize and honor the world’s best storytellers, producers and performers,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “At a time of crisis where most of us have to stay home most of the time, television entertains us and provides a window on our world.”

Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom & the United States.

All nominated program trailers and exclusive Nominee interviews will be featured online during the International Emmy World Television Festival from November 13 to 23 on the International Academy’s website www.iemmys.tv.

Winners will be announced at a Ceremony produced from New York City, on Monday, November 23, 2020, details of which will be announced in October.

This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, Portable.TV, Ay Yapim, Ernst & Young, Miptv, Sofitel Hotel NY and Variety.

International Emmy World Television Festival partners are: Frame.io, Buena Vista Original Productions, JCS International, HBO, Natpe, Film and Media NRW, FKKS and Discop.

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2020 International Emmy® Awards Nominees 

 

 

Arts Programming

Jake and Charice
NHK
Japan

Refavela 40
HBO Brasil / Conspiração
Brazil

Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca)
Babel Doc / France Televisions
France

Why do we Dance?
Sky Arts Production Hub
United Kingdom

 


Best Performance by an Actor

Billy Barratt in Responsible Child
Kudos / 72 films
United Kingdom

Guido Caprino in 1994
Sky / Wildside / Beta Film
Italy

Raphael Logam in Impuros (Impure) – Season 2
The Walt Disney Company / Barry Company
Brazil

Arjun Mathur in Made in Heaven
Excel Media & Entertainment LLP / Tiger Baby Productions
India

 

Best Performance by an Actress

Emma Bading in Play
Sappralot Productions / Tellux Next / BR / ARD Degeto
Germany

Andrea Beltrão in Hebe
Globo / 20th Century Fox Brazil / Hebe Forever / Labrador Filmes / Loma Filmes / Warner Bros
Brazil

Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth is Missing
STV Productions
United Kingdom

Yeo Yann Yann in Invisible Stories
HBO Asia / Birdmandog
Singapore

 

 

Comedy

Back to Life
SHOWTIME Presents / Two Brothers Pictures Ltd.
United Kingdom

Fifty
EndemolShine Israel
Israel

Four More Shots Please
Pritish Nandy Communications Limited
India

Ninguém tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking)
Gullane Entertainment / Netflix
Brazil

 

Documentary


El Testigo (The Witness)
Caracol Television
Colombia

For Sama
Channel 4 News / ITN Productions / PBS Frontline
United Kingdom

Granni-E-minem
Korean Broadcasting System
South Korea

Terug naar Rwanda (Back to Rwanda)
De Chinezen / VRT
Belgium

 

Drama Series


Charité 2- Season 2
UFA FICTION GmbH
Germany

Criminal UK
Idiotlamp Productions / Netflix
United Kingdom

Delhi Crime
Ivanhoe Pictures / Golden Karavan / Poor Man’s Productions / Netflix
India

El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) – Season 2
HBO Latin America Originals / Pol-ka
Argentina

 

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program


20th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards
Univision / The Latin Recording Academy
USA

La Reina del Sur – Season 2
Telemundo Global Studios / Netflix / AG Studios Colombia / Diagonal TV / Argos
USA

No te Puedes Esconder
Telemundo Global Studios / Netflix
USA

Preso No.1
Telemundo Global Studios / Keshet
USA

 

Non-Scripted Entertainment


Canta Comigo
Rádio e Televisão Record S.A. / Endemol Shine
Brazil

Folkeopplysningen (The Public Enlightenment)
Teddy TV
Norway

MasterChef Thailand – Season 3
Heliconia H Group Company Limited
Thailand

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
Endemol Shine Australia
Australia

 

Short-Form Series


Content
Ludo Studio
Australia

#martyisdead
Bionaut / MALL.TV / cz.nic
Czech Republic

Mil Manos por Argentina (One Thousand Hands for Argentina)
Storylab / Atomic Lab / Flow
Argentina

People Like Us – Season 2
Action for AIDS Singapore / Cheo Pictures / Pilgrim Pictures
Singapore

 

Telenovela


Chen Xi Yuan (Love And Destiny)
Gcoo Entertainment Co. Ltd. / iQIYI
China

Na Corda Bamba (On Thin Ice)
Plural Entertainment Portugal
Portugal

Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of a Nation)
Globo
Brazil

Pequeña Victoria (Victoria Small)
Viacom International Studios / Oficina Burman
Argentina

 

TV Movie / Mini-Series


L’Effondrement (The Collapse)
ET BIM / STUDIO+ / CANAL+
France

Elis – Viver é Melhor que Sonhar
Globo / Globo Filmes / Bravura Cinematografica / Academia de Filmes
Brazil

The Festival of the Little Gods
Tohoku Broadcasting
Japan

Responsible Child
Kudos / 72 films
United Kingdom

 

 


 

2020 Semi-Final Judging Hosts were:

activeTV Asia, Michael McKay – Singapore, Singapore; Apple Tree Productions, Piv Bernth – Copenhagen, Denmark; Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Michael Carrington – Sydney, Australia; Bang Media/Millenasia, Keiko Bang –Mumbai, India; Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch – Cologne, Germany; Buena Vista Originals, Mariana Perez – Buenos Aires, Argentina; CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov – Moscow, Russia; Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann – Paris, France; Eccho Rights, Fredrik af Malmborg – Stockholm, Sweden; Endemol Shine Boomdog, Alejandro Rincὸn – Mexico City, Mexico; Fremantle, Sheila Hall Aguirre – Miami, USA; Globo TV, Carlos Schroder – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; HBO Latin America, Flavia Vigio – Miami, USA; Helion Pictures, Steven Bawol – Paris, France; Huace Croton Media, Fang Ying – Zhejiang, China; IMZ, Franz Patay – Vienna, Austria; Inside Content, Geraldine Gonard – Pamplona, Spain; KBS (Korea Broadcasting Company), Sung-dong Yang – Seoul, South Korea; Mesimvria, George Xinaris – Nicosia, Cyprus; Monday Production, Lasse Hallberg – Oslo, Norway; NBCUniversal International Networks, Marcello Coltro – Miami, USA; Sato Company, Nelson Sato – Sao Paolo, Brazil; Sonae FS, Andre Sampaio – Lisbon, Portugal; Star Media, Vlad Ryashyn – Moscow, Russia; Stripe  Studios, Alex Breingan – Auckland, New Zealand; Telemundo, Marcos Santana – Miami, USA. 

 


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

 


Media Contacts

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
matt@lippingroup.com

 

2020 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

“Hong Kong Year of Living Dangerously ” Wins International Emmy® for News

“Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag” Wins International Emmy® for Current Affairs

 

New York, September 21, 2020 –  The 2020 International Emmy for News was presented tonight to Hong Kong Year of Living Dangerously (Channel 4 News / ITN, United Kingdom), showing how in 2019, Hong Kong surprised itself, China and the rest of the world. 
 
The International Emmy for Current Affairs was presented to Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag (Hardcash Productions / ITV, United Kingdom). ITV went undercover into China’s secretive Xinjiang region. 
 
Both International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during an online ceremony in conjunction with the US News Emmys. Entered programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period and thus did not include any coverage about Covid-19 or social justice. 
 
“Tonight, we are privileged to recognize the courageous journalists behind these excellent programs.” said International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, while presenting the Emmys. “It has been fashionable in some places to talk a lot about fake news, but the nominated programs make it clear that the news coverage around the world is not only not fake, but essential to people conducting their lives in these complicated times.”
 
 

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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


Media Contacts

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti
matt@lippingroup.com

 

9th International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees Announced

Ceremony to Take Place Online October 14

 

New York, September 10, 2020 – Nominations for the International Emmy® Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 12 Nominees in 3 categories. (Full list of Nominees follows this release). This is the second time this year that the Academy has presented Kids Emmys; the accelerated schedule is due to various factors related to the Covid-19 virus. This presentation will be made during Mipcom Online +. 
 
Nominations span 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 
 
“The geographic spread and variety of themes addressed in these nominated programs demonstrate the buoyancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting the standard of excellence we expect for young viewers worldwide.” 
 
International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, MIPJunior and TV Kids. 
 
Winners will receive their award during an online ceremony on Wednesday October 14, 2020. All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period.
 
 

 


 

 

9th International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees

 
 
 

Kids: Animation

 
Ico Bit Zip
National Geographic / Copa Studio
Brazil
In Ico Bit Zip, Ico and her friends are beings living in the Cloud and working in an internet search tool, the Bit Zip. They have to find out answers for the most complex questions – after all, “no results found” is something inadmissible!

Oddbods – Season 3
One Animation Pte Ltd
Singapore
The Oddbods are back… again! Watch 7 friends survive the perils of everyday life, where ordinary situations spiral into extraordinary events.

Moominvalley
Gutsy Animations
Finland
The star of the show, curious and idealistic Moomintroll with his extraordinary family and whimsical friends take us to an adventure into the magical world of Moominvalley. Most of the episodes will center on the Moominhouse and valley, an idyllic place entirely untouched by the modern world. Sometimes they will venture beyond the valley into the vast wilderness, huge dark forests, mysterious distant islands and lonely perilous mountains.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Lupus Films
United Kingdom
A mysterious tiger turns up unannounced and invites himself in for afternoon tea. Young Sophie and her mommy watch in fascination as the tiger proceeds to eat not only their tea, but the entire contents of the fridge and everything else in the house!
 
 

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

Opa Popa Dupa
Nat Geo Kids / Estudios Telemexico
Mexico
Earth, air, planets, forests, oceans, seasons, science, flora and fauna. All these are told by a Youtuber gorilla, a rock-star flower, a smug-actor lion. Does it make sense at all? Probably not. What if we add a monkey who loves to make jokes, a police condor and an allergic elephant? Now, does it make sense?  And besides that, we also add Eco and Nube, two Nat Geo explorers, it makes Opa Popa Dupa, a puppet show to educate by entertaining.

Världens Hemskaste Sjukdomar (World’s Worst Diseases)
Delta Studios
Sweden
Plague, cholera and TBC – through history, humanity has been affected by horrible, contagious and sometimes deadly diseases. In this kids show you’re brought along on a historical journey where two guinea pigs try out the worst pestilence to hit Sweden, before we vote for The World’s Worst Disease.

Finding My Family: Holocaust – A Newsround Special
BBC Children’s In-House Productions / CBBC
United Kingdom
“For you it’s history… for me it’s life”. These are the words of Holocaust survivor Steven Frank, as he takes his teenage granddaughter to Auschwitz to learn about his experiences during the Holocaust. This film shows children the horrors of this time in history, with the message that we must never forget.

My Notebooks – Seven Years of Tiny Great Adventures
NHK
Japan
From 3rd to 9th grade, Asuka Umeda has been writing Self-Learning notebooks. This independent study started as a homework assignment, but soon became a joyous hobby, taking him to new places where he encountered special people. The notebooks have broadened his horizons, while also building his sense of self-esteem.
 
 

Kids: Live-Action

Juacas – Season 2
The Walt Disney Company Latin America / Cinefilm Brazil
Brazil
In Season 2, the trio is separated after an ugly defeat in Nationals. Following Professor Juaca’s advice, they reconciliate, but where is Jojó? Probably helping on his family’s farm. Now, the trio will have to deal not only with their own dilemmas, but face their old “rivals” Sirenas, Red Sharks, and the new team: Carpe Diem. However, they aren’t the only ones going through new challenges. Sirenas hs a new member: Nanda, who is a bit selfish and is more interested in winning Billy’s heart. Leilane and Vivi need to resolve their differences by balancing sponsor demands with training. Red Sharks are quite different with the arrival of a mysterious new coach with unconventional techniques who encourages the best of Mahla, Seba and Minhoca instead of internal competition. Summer is even tougher!

Hardball
Northern Pictures
Australia
When Mikey moves from New Zealand to Western Sydney, he finds himself in the thick of the ultra-competitive schoolyard game of handball. After saving a kid on the playground from a wayward ball and finding he has the most powerful strike in the world, Mikey is befriended by Jerry and Salwa, who join forces to train him to become a handball weapon of precision and skill equipped to topple resident king of the court, Tiffany, and take home the western suburbs handball crown… if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb! Can Mikey go from zero to hero, in the quest to be the best in the west?

Dropje (Doopie)
NTR Television / Submarine
Netherlands
It’s not a boy, it’s not a girl, it’s not a stuffed animal, it’s just Doopie.

Extraordinary You
MBC
South Korea
Extraordinary You is a fantasy romance drama about Dan-oh and Ha-ru, who one day find out that they are unimportant characters of a cartoon! A ‘minor role’ character Dan-oh has a crush on Har, who is in the ‘extra’ cast. They must change the storyline to make their relationship work out!


 



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

 


 

MEDIA CONTACTS

 

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuiti