Nominations announced for Intl Emmies

MUMBAI: Nominations for the 34th International

Emmy Awards were announced by The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Iatas) at a press conference at the ongoing television trade event Mipcom in Cannes, France.

There are 36 nominees in nine categories. Winners

will be announced on 20 November, 2006 at the Hilton New York Hotel. The 2006 nominations span over nine countries with a record of five nominations for Brazil and Germany.

China, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are nominated for the Best Performance by An Actor and Best Performance by An Actress categories. There were three rounds of judging over a period of six months, with participation

from over 500 judges in 35 countries.

Iatas president Bruce Paisner says, ?We are proud of the diversity and the geographic range of our nominees. They come from nine different countries, with multiple nominees from Asia, Europe and

South America. Once again the 'best' will set a new high standard of excellence for the worldwide television community.?

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards. The International

Emmy Founders Award will be presented to Steven Spielberg for his career in television. The International Emmy Directorate Award will be presented to CME and Ronald S. Lauder for pioneering the development of independent television broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe.

TThe Academy also announced the nominees for the International Children?s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Award co-presented yearly with UNICEF. ICDB was launched in 1994 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for

children?s issues. The six nominees are from: Bangladesh, Colombia, Gambia, Moldova, Spain and Syria.

This year?s sponsors are Phoenix TV, Sun Media Investment, Accenture, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Ascent Media, Savvis, Reed Midem, Sofitel Hotels and Variety. The 2006 semi-Final judging hosts include, Al Jazeera Channel; Antenna TV, Berliner Film Companie and South

Pacific Pictures.

The 2006 International EmmyAwards Nominees are

Arts Programming

1. I Am Dali: Secrets of a Genius

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)


2. John Peel's Record Box


United Kingdom

3. Knowledge is the Beginning

A production of EuroArts Music international in

co-production with ZDF/ARTE


4. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music

BBC Bristol

United Kingdom

Best Performance By An Actress

1. Lucy Cohu - The Queen?s Sister

A Touchpaper Production for Channel 4

United Kingdom

2. Maryam Hassouni - Offers

VARA Broadcasting Organisation

The Netherlands

3. Heike Makatsch - Against All Odds (Margarete Steiff)

A co-production of S?dwestrundfunk (SWR)

/?sterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)/Bayerischer

Rundfunk (BR)/ARTE/RAI Bozen/Film-Line

Productions/Epo-Film Production/Mediafonds 2

GmbH & Co.KG/World Sales Beta Film GmbH


4. Imelda Staunton - My Family and Other Animals

BBC Drama & WGBH

United Kingdom

Best Performance By An Actor

1. Bernard Farcy - De Gaulle

GMT Productions with the participation of France

2, Arte France with the support of R?gion Ilede-

France, with the participation of Centre

National de la Cin?matographie, INA - Institut

National de l'Audiovisuel


2. Bernard Hill - A Very Social Secretary

A Mentorn Production for Channel 4

United Kingdom

3. Shen Lin - Feng Qi's Confession

Beijing Rosat Film & TV Production Co. Ltd./CTV

- China Television Media Ltd.

PR China

4. Ray Winstone - Vincent

Granada Drama and Comedy

United Kingdom

Children and Young People

1. Boys Will Be Boys

Monster Film for NRK


2. Elias - The Little Rescue Boat

Filmkameratene AS


3. Johnny and the Bomb

Childsplay Television

United Kingdom

4. Sugar Rush

A Shine Production for Channel 4

United Kingdom


1. Little Britain

BBC Comedy

United Kingdom

2. Paare

Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions



3. The Amateurs

Globo TV


4. The I.T. Crowd

A Talkback Thames Production for Channel 4

United Kingdom

Drama Series

1. Life on Mars

Kudos Film & TV Ltd.

United Kingdom

2. Little Missy

Globo TV


3. Mandrake

Conspira??o Filmes Entretenimento/HBO Ole



4. Vincent

Granada Drama and Comedy

United Kingdom


1. 9/11 The Falling Man

A Darlow Smithson Production

United Kingdom

2. Hiroshima

A BBC/TFI/ZDF/Discovery Channel coproduction

in association with the Tokyo

Broadcasting System Inc. with thanks to the

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

United Kingdom

3. How Putin Came To Power

Wilton Films/Quark Productions/ARTE France


4. The Search for Happiness

Filmquadrat GmbH/ Westdeutscher Rundfunk


Non-Scripted Entertainment

1. Big Brother Brazil 6

TV Globo/Endemol


2. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

An Optomen Television Production for Channel 4

United Kingdom

3. Supernanny 


United Kingdom

4. The Strict School of the Fifties

ZDF German Television


TV Movie /Mini-Series

1. Filhos do Carnaval

HBO Ole Originals/O2 Filmes


2. Nuit Noire, October 17, 1961



3. The Crown Princess

Produced by AB Svensk Filmindustri in coproduction

with Sveriges Television ? SVT Fiktion

for SVT, in co-operation with YLE, TV2 AS and

DR-TV, with support by Nordisk Film & TV Fond

and the Media Plus Programme of the European



4. The Virgin Queen

A BBC/Power Co-Production

United Kingdom

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