2022 International Emmy Award announces gala & nominations from 23 countries

2022 International Emmy Award announces gala & nominations from 23 countries

There are 60 nominees across 15 categories and spanning 23 countries.

The 2022 International Emmy Awards

Mumbai: Nominations for the 2022 International Emmy Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 60 nominees across 15 categories, spanning 23 countries.

"When you look at the geographic spread, diversity, and quality of our nominees, it becomes obvious that great television knows no borders and is emerging around the world," said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner. "We look forward to recognising these outstanding programmes and performances on our global stage with the International Emmy."

The International Academy will present a new sports documentary category for the first time at its gala in New York.

Founded in 1969, the International Academy is a non-profit, membership organisation based in New York City, with over 700 members from over 60 countries and 500 leading media and entertainment companies representing all industries of television, including internet, mobile, and technology.

"This year is our 50th annual ceremony, and it’s particularly important because we are back at full strength after the pandemic. Last year, we had an in-person ceremony, but it was limited to half of our usual attendance," stated Paisner. "Especially important to note as well, we are also resuming our in-person World Festival, highlighting the nominated programs from around the world."

The International Academy is a unique organisation because it serves as a platform for international television and media leaders to come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues, and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming.

"The International Emmys provide an incredible opportunity for media companies from around the globe to build bridges and connect with one another," stated Narendra Reddy, Chief Operating Officer of The Africa Channel. "We’ve worked with the Academy to raise the profile of African content and media companies. We organised two juries in South Africa with the heads of media companies from all around the continent, which was very successful."

Each year, the leading television producers from around the world showcase their programming and compete to be recognised at the prestigious International Emmy Awards, where over one thousand international broadcasting, production, and distribution executives convene to celebrate the best in global television produced outside of the United States, as well as U.S. primetime programmes produced in languages other than English.

In 2021, nominees from India included Nawazuddin Siddique for best performance by an actor in Serious Man, Vir Das: For India for best comedy, and Aarya for best drama series.

"The quantity and quality of TV production is exploding around the world," said Paisner. "It is clear to me that the International Academy and the Emmys play a vital role in recognising the importance of international television."

In addition to the International Emmy Awards, the Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the International Emmy Kids Awards at Mip and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, the International Emmy World Television Festival, and panels on substantive industry topics.

Winners will be announced at the 50th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City on Monday, 21 November 2022.

2022 International Emmy Awards Nominees:

Arts Programming

“Bios: Calamaro”

Buena Vista Original Productions (Disney) / Nat Geo


“Charlie Chaplin, Le Génie De La Liberté” [Charlie Chaplin, The Genius Of Liberty]

France Télévisions / Kuiv Productions


“Freddie Mercury: The Final Act”

Rogan Productions

United Kingdom

“Wonderful World: A New York Jazz Story”



Best Performance by an Actor

Sverrir Gudnason in “En Kunglig Affär” [A Royal Secret]


Stellanova Film / SVT / Film i Väst / Stockholm Film Fund


Scoot McNairy in ”Narcos: Mexico”

Netflix / Gaumont


Dougray Scott in “Irvine Welsh’s Crime”

Cineflix Media Inc. / Buccaneer Media / Off Grid Film & TV

United Kingdom

Lee Sun-Kyun in “Dr. Brain”

Bound Entertainment / Kakao Entertainment / Studioplex / Dark Circle Pictures / Apple

South Korea

Best Performance by an Actress

Celine Buckens in “Showtrial”

World Productions

United Kingdom

Leticia Colin in “Onde Está Meu Coração” [Where My Heart Is]



Kim Engelbrecht in “Reyka”

tpf london / Quizzical / Serena Cullen Productions / MNET South Africa / Fremantle / Heromotives

South Africa

Lou de Laâge in “Le Bal des Folles” [The Mad Women’s Ball]

Légende Films / Amazon



Búnker [Bunker]

HBO Latin America / WarnerMedia Latin America / Dopamine


Dreaming Whilst Black

Big Deal Films

United Kingdom

On The Verge

The Film TV / Canal+ Creation Originale


Sex Education

Netflix / Eleven Film

United Kingdom


“Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés De La Guerre” [Iraq’s Lost Generation]

Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA


“Myanmar Coup: Digital Resistance”



“O Caso Evandro” [The Evandro Case: A Devilish Plot]

Globoplay / Glaz Entretenimento


“The Return: Life After ISIS”

Sky / Alba Sotorra Productions / MetFilm

United Kingdom

Drama Series


Netflix / Gaumont Television


Narcos: Mexico

Netflix / Gaumont



tpf london / Quizzical / Serena Cullen Productions / MNET South Africa / Fremantle / Heromotives

South Africa


World Productions

United Kingdom

Kids: Animation

Dapinty, Una Aventura Musicolor [Dapinty, A Musicolor Adventure]

Silverwolf Studios


Fumetsu No Anata E [To Your Eternity]



“Les Lapins Cretins – Invasion: Mission sur Mars” [Rabbids Invasion Special – Mission to Mars]

Ubisoft Motion Pictures Rabbids


“Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas”

Netflix / Aardman

United Kingdom

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

Ikke Gjor Dette Mot Klimaet! [Don’t Do This To The Climate]



My Better World

Fundi Films / Maan Creative / Impact(ed) International

South Africa

Newsround Special – Let’s Talk About Periods


United Kingdom

“Sueños Latinoamericanos” [Latin American Dreams]

Mi Chica Producciones / Consejo Nacional De Television De Chile / Television Nacional De Chile


Kids: Live-Action

“Anonima” [Anonymously Yours]

Netflix / Woo Films


Hardball – Season 2

Australian Children’s Television Foundation / Northern Pictures



NPO / IJswater Films / KRO-NCRV



Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd / Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd


Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

2021 Latin American Music Awards

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises / Somos Productions, LLC

United States

Buscando A Frida

Telemundo Global Studios / Argos

United States

La Suerte De Loli

Telemundo Global Studios

United States

Malverde, El Santo Patrón

Telemundo Global Studios / Equipment and Film Design (EFD)

United States

Non-Scripted Entertainment

La Voz Argentina [The Voice] – Season 3



LOL: Last One Laughing Germany

Constantin Entertainment GmbH / Amazon


Love on the Spectrum – Season 2

Northern Pictures / ABC / Netflix


Top Chef Middle East – Season 5


United Arab Emirates

Short-Form Series

Espíritu Pionero [Pioneer Spirit]

TV Pública Argentina


Fly on the Wall

Al Jazeera Digital


Nissene i bingen [Santas in the Hay]

Seefood TV



Autonomouse / The Yellow Affair

New Zealand

Sports Documentary


Amazon Studios / Film 45 / Amazon / CobraFilms


“Kiyou No Kata” [Kiyou’s Kata]

Kansai Television



Federation Entertainment / Echo Studio


“Queen Of Speed”

Sky / Drum Studios

United Kingdom


Nos Tempos Do Imperador

TV Globo


Two Lives

Bambú Producciones


YeonMo [The King’s Affection]

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) / Netflix / Monster Union / Arc Media

South Korea

You Are My Hero

Gcoo Entertainment Co. Ltd. / China Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd / Croton Cultural Media Co., Ltd. / BEIJING LE BEN FILM MEDIA / Jindun Film & Television Culture Center of the Ministry of Public Security of China


TV Movie/Mini-Series


The Forge / All3Media International

United Kingdom

Il est elle [(S)he]

Newen Connect / And So On Films


Isabel, La Historia Íntima De La Escritora Isabel Allende [Isabel, The Intimate Story Of Isabel Allende]

Megamedia Chile


On The Job

Reality MM Studios / Globe Studios / HBO / Warner Media