MUMBAI: The 2012 International Emmys for News and Current Affairs were presented to NHK (Japan) and CBC Television (Canada). It was the first win for both organisations and countries in each category.
The International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
NHK‘s Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News won the News category. The story covers the largest earthquake in the country‘s history that struck Japan on March 21, 2011 generating a devastating tsunami. This is the second Emmy win in a row for NHK, which won for Current Affairs in 2011.
CBC‘s Haiti‘s Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake, won the Current Affairs category. The report follows the hope and heartache of three orphaned children and the caring adults in Canada and Haiti determined to help them.
International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences president, CEO Bruce L Paisner said,"We congratulate the outstanding editorial and production teams behind CBC Television‘s and NHK‘s riveting reports for their first Emmy wins in these categories".
Nominees for 15 other International Emmy Award categories will be announced on 8 October at the television trade event Mipcom in Cannes, France. Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 40th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on 19 November in New York City.
Winners for the six kids categories: Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series, and Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 1st International Emmy® Kids Awards, on February 8, 2013, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.