40TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominations Span 15 Countries
Cannes/MIPCOM, October 8, 2012
- (Virtual Press Office
) - : Nominations for the 40th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 38 nominees in 9 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will receive their Emmys at the 40th International Emmy Awards Gala, on November 19, in New York City.
Nominations span 15 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and The United Kingdom. The 2012 International Emmy competitions have three rounds of judging over a period of 6 months, with participation from jurors across 67 countries.
"At the first International Emmys in 1972, there were only 2 categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction. Today, we have 20 categories presented over 4 different awards ceremonies." said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We congratulate the 2012 Nominees for their outstanding achievements as their programs and performances enter into television history and look forward to celebrating them at our Festival and 40th anniversary Gala, this November in New York."
In celebration of the International Emmys 40th anniversary, the International Academy will present Special Founders Awards to television legends Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) and Norman Lear (All In The Family). Both Mr. Alda (M*A*S*H) and Mr. Lear (All in The Family) had programs in distribution in 1972, the year of the first International Emmy Awards Gala.
Also, as previously announced, the 2012 International Emmy Founders Award will be presented to producer/writer Ryan Murphy, Co-creator & Executive Producer of Glee while the 2012 International Emmy Directorate Award will be presented to Dr. Kim In-Kyu, President & CEO of KBS, (Korean Broadcasting System), also President of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union).
This year's partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, TV Globo, Microsoft, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Reed Midem, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.
2012 Semi-Final Judging Hosts are: Nashwa Al Ruwaini, Pyramedia (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Andres Badra, Corporacion Medcom (Panama, Panama); Steven Bawol, Helion Pictures (Paris, France); Piv Bernth, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (Copenhagen, Denmark) ;Nathalie Bourdon, Farmore Distribution (Quebec, Canada); Gillian Carr, Moody Street Kids (Melbourne, Australia); Octavio Florisbal, TV Globo (Lisbon, Portugal & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Frank Dieter Freiling, ZDF (Cologne, Germany); Gregoire Furrer, Gregoire Furrer Productions (Paris, France); Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, TV France International (Biarritz, France); Alejandro Harrison, Pramer (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Vanessa Henneman, Henneman Agency (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Leopold Hoesch, BROADVIEW TV GmbH (Cologne, Germany); Charles Lei, Yingzhanwang (Beijing, China); Denis Lillie, Cape Film Commission (Cape Town, South Africa); Michael McKay, Active TV (Singapore, Singapore); Alexander Marin, Sony Pictures Television Latin America (Santa Fe, Mexico); Bernadette O'Mahony, Australian Children Television Foundation (Melbourne, Australia); Miguel Oliva, HBO Latin America Group (Miami, USA); Franz Patay & Chris Hunt, IMZ – International Music & Media Centre (Berlin, Germany); Melvin Perez & Marcello Coltro, MGM Latin America (Miami, USA); Remy Pflimlin & Nicole Devilaine, France Televisions (Paris, France); Antony Root, HBO Central Europe (Budapest, Hungary); Jane Roscoe, SBS (Sydney, Australia);Ricardo Salinas, TV Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico); Michael Smeaton, FFP New Media (Berlin, Germany); Saran Virutamavongsa, Bangkok Broadcasting (Bangkok, Thailand); Anil Wanvari, Indian Television Dot Com (Mumbai, India); Tom Woods & Jacques de Suze, Woods TV (Paris, France); Victoria Yarmoshchuk, MRM (Kiev, Ukraine); Regina Ziegler, Ziegler Films (Berlin, Germany).
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 twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to http://www.iemmys.tv
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