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“For Sama”, “Why Do We Dance?” secure Int’l Emmy nominations

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for this year’s International Emmy Awards, covering 11 categories including arts programming, documentary and non-scripted entertainment. Winners will be revealed ...
September 24, 2020

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for this year’s International Emmy Awards, covering 11 categories including arts programming, documentary and non-scripted entertainment.

Winners will be revealed at a ceremony produced from New York City Nov. 23, details of which are expected to be announced in October.

In the arts programming category, nominees include the documentary Jake and Charice from Japanese broadcaster NHK; Refavela 40, a documentary from HBO Brasil and Conspiração; documentary film Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca), from Babel Doc and France Télévisions; and Sky Arts Production Hub docuseries Why Do We Dance?

Nominees in the documentary category are: El Testigo (The Witness), from Colombia’s Caracol Television; For Sama (pictured), from Channel 4 News, ITN Productions and PBS ‘Frontline’; Granni-E-minem from South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System; and Terug naar Rwanda (Back to Rwanda), from De Chinezen / VRT.

Finally, titles in contention in the non-scripted entertainment category include Canta Comigo (Rádio e Televisão Record S.A. and Endemol Shine; Brazil); Folkeopplysningen (The Public Enlightenment; Norway’s Teddy TV); MasterChef Thailand (season three; Thailand’s Heliconia H Group Company Limited); and Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (Endemol Shine Australia).

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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