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“For Sama”, “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” honored at Int’l Emmy Awards

The 48th Annual International Emmy Awards have honored three non-fiction projects during a virtual presentation held today (November 23) in New York City. Taking the prize for best arts programming was ...
November 23, 2020


The 48th Annual International Emmy Awards have honored three non-fiction projects during a virtual presentation held today (November 23) in New York City.

Taking the prize for best arts programming was Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca), a project following Brazil’s National Ballet, from Babel Doc, France Televisions, and Cafeína Produções.

For Sama (pictured), the award-winning doc from director Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4 and PBS ‘Frontline’ was named best documentary.

The Australian adaptation of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds from Endemol Shine Australia took the prize for best non-scripted entertainment.

“Once again, the International Emmy winners demonstrate the universal power of great television, which brings us together and breaks down cultural boundaries and pandemic induced limitations,” said International Academy president & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, in a statement. “Although we miss our annual Gala in New York, we are proud to bring these programs and performances to our global stage, and we congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievement.”

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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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