IATAS president Fred Cohen said that more than 500 judges globally
helped shortlist the iEmmy nominations this year. “It is the most
extensive judging process worldwide. The winners will be revealed
at the gala in New York,” he said.
UK (10) and Germany (5) swept the nominations, accounting for close
to 15 of them between themselves. Japan pocketed two, with the rest
of the nominations going to a sprinkling of other countries. BBC
led among the broadcasters with six nominations.
The nominees included:
Drama Series: Nikolaj and Julie (Denmark- Danish Broadcasting
Corp in co-production with Norwegian Broadcasting), Cuentame
Coma Pasao (Tell me what happened – Spain - Grupo Ganga for
TV E), MDA (Medical Defense – Australia – Screentime in Association
with ABC Australia), Walking the Dead – Deathwatch (UK –
TV Movie/Mini-Series: Ramona (Sweden- Sveriges TV- SVT),
Jean Moulin – A Hero’s Destiny (France - GMT Productions/Transfilm/SpiceFactory/TF1),
Mein Vater (Coming Home–Germany–Colonia Media Filmproduktion
GMB for Westdeutshcer Rundfunk Cologne).
Documentary: Stalinguard (Germany – Broadview TV in association
with ZDF and Teleac/NOT/Media/YLE/TVS/DR TV/SBS Australia with the
support of Media/World Sales by German United Distributors), Das
Leben Geht Weiter (Life Goes On – Germany –Starcrest Media GmbH/Hessische
Rundfunk/ARTE), Avenging Terror (United Kingdom – Brook Lapping
Productions for Channel 4 Television and WGBH/PBS), The Least
Peasants (United Kingdom – October Film Production for Channel
Arts Programming: Visions of Space: Antoni Gaudi (United
Kingdom – Oxford Film Production for BBC in Association with RMS
Associates), Arena: The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti
(United Kingdom – BBC), Viaje al Centra de la Musica (Chile
– Canal 13 –Chile, Videografica), Living Architecture: The Work
of Tadao Ando (Japan – NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corp).
Popular Arts Non-Scripted: Me Lo Dices o Me Lo Cuentas (Spain
– Telemadrid/El Terrat), Caiga Quien Caiga (Argentina – Cuatro
Cabezas), Home on their Own – Ep 2 (United Kingdom – London
Weekend Television), Without Prejudice – Ep 1 (United Kingdom
– 12 Yard Productions).
Popular Arts Scripted: Alt & Durchgeknallt (Old and
Crazy – Germany, Brainpool TV AG), The Perfect Manual - #7Sushiko
(Japan – TV Asahi), Lenny Henry in Pieces –Series 2 #Ep
1 (United Kingdom – Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC), The Kumars
at No 42 – Series 3, Show 1 (United Kingdom –Hat Trick
Productions for BBC).
Children and Young People: Laura Trenter: Det brinner! (Laura
Trenter: Fire! – Sweden – Jarowskij for SVT), The Little Polar
Bear Ep 10 The Big Harbour (Germany - Westdeutscher Rundfunk),
Legend of the Lost Tribe (United Kingdom - A BBC Bristol/comic
Relief Co-production), An Angel for May (United Kingdom –
A Spice Factory-Barzo Production in association with Gentian Productions
and Portman Film).
The iEmmys committee also revealed that Bob Costas the host of
the HBO Emmy-winning show On the Record with Bob Costas will
host the gala, while Sarah Jessica Parker will be presenting a special
award to HBO. Other presenters are being finalised. The International
TV Academy will also present the International Emmy Directorate
Award to BBC Director general Greg Dyke and the International Emmy
Founders Award to HBO for its innovative programming.
Costas to host 31st International Emmy Awards