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.
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.
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
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
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.