Forty programs from 19 countries have been nominated for 2015 International Emmy Awards. None, alas from Australia.

The awards cover 10 categories and will be announced on November 23 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Nominees come from Angola, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK and the US.

This year the Academy will present two special awards. Downton Abbey writer/creator Julian Fellowes will receive the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award.

HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler will receive the 2015 International Emmy Directorate Award.

As IF reported Matchbox Pictures’ Nowhere Boys and Galaxy Pop’s Get Ace are in the running for the 2016 International Emmy Kids Awards for best kids series and kids animation.

The full list of nominees:

Arts Programming

Buenaventura No Me Dejes Mas
(Buenaventura, Don’t Leave Me)
Caracol Televisión / Laberinto Cine y Televisión

Illustre & Inconnu:
Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre
(The Man Who Saved the Louvre)
Ladybird Films

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
Reef Television Ltd
United Kingdom

Trial of Chunhyyang – A Girl Prosecuted by Feudalism
South Korea

Best Performance by an Actor

Engin Akyurek
in Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love)
Ay Yapim

Emilio de Mello
in Psi (Psy)
HBO Latin America

Maarten Heijmans
in Ramses
De Familie Film & TV

Rafe Spall
in Black Mirror White Christmas
House of Tomorrow / Endemol Worldwide Distribution
United Kingdom
Best Performance by an Actress

Anneke von der Lippe
in Øyevitne (Eyewitness)
NRK / SVT / DR / YLE Fem / Nordvision Fund.

Fernanda Montenegro
in Doce de Mãe
Globo TV

Sheridan Smith
in Cilla
ITV Studios/GroupM Entertainment
United Kingdom


Doce de Mae (Sweet Mother)
Globo TV

Fais Pas Ci, Fais Pas Ca
(Don’t Do This, Don’t Do That)
Elephant Story / France 2 / AB Distribution

Familia en Venta
Fox International Channels / Fox Telecolombia

Puppet Nation ZA
Both Worlds
South Africa

Sensitive Skin
Rhombus Media / Baby Cow Productions / Bell Media's The Movie Network / Corus Entertainment's Movie Central / Tricon Films & Television Canada / Media Fund (CMF) / Rogers Cable Network Fund


Africa’s Wild West – Stallions of the Namib Desert
Interspot Film / ORF / ARTE / NDR / ORF-Enterprise

Antes de que Nos Olviden (Before We Are Forgotten)
HBO Latin America

Growing Up Down’s
Maverick Television & Dartmouth Films
United Kingdom

Miners Shot Down
Uhuru Productions
South Africa

Drama Series

Engrenages (Spiral)
Son et Lumiere / Canal+ Creation originale

MOZU Season 1 – Night Cry of the MOZU
TBS Television / WOWOW / ROBOT

My Mad Fat Diary
Tiger Aspect Productions / Drama Republic
United Kingdom

Psi (Psy)
HBO Latin America

Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

Arrepentidos U.S. – El Infierno de Montoya
National Geographic Channel / Fox Telecolombia
United States of America

El Mejor de los Peores
Fox International Channels / Fox Toma 1
United States of America

Narco Tec
Mazdoc / Zodiak Latino / Univision
United States of America

La Voz Kids
Talpa Media USA, Inc., Warner Horizon Television
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

50 Ways to Kill your Mammy
Burning Bright Productions / Brown Bread Productions
United Kingdom

Barones de la Cerveza
National Geographic Channel Latin America / Nippur Media

Flying Doctors

Master Chef South Africa
Quizzical Pictures / Lucky Bean Media
South Africa


Ciega a Citas (Date Blind)
Dori Media International / Rosstoc / Mediaset Espana / Big Bang Media / Cuatro

Império (Empire)
Globo TV

Semba Comunicação

Mulheres (Women)
Plural Entertainment Portugal

TV Movie/Mini-Series

La Celebración
Underground Producciones

LA Productions
United Kingdom

Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)
Breakout Films / Canal+ Creation originale

Storytelling of Hostages
WOWOW / Twins Japan

Among the 2015 semi-final judging hosts were: Active TV, Michael McKay ( Australia); Aetios Productions, Fabienne Larouche & Michel Trudeau ( Canada); Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Bernadette O’Mahony, ; Beijing CTV Splendid Film and TV, Xiong Cheng (Beijing ); Cape Film Commission, Denis Lillie (Knysna, South Africa); Cisneros Media, Marcello Coltro ( US); Dori Media, Nadav Palti (, Israel); DR TV, Piv Bernth ( Denmark); EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu ( Nigeria); Eurovision Americas, Bill Dunlop ( US); Federation Entertainment, Steven Bawol France); FFP New Media, Michael Smeaton ( Germany).

Also Fuji Television, Takashi Nakamoto ( Japan); Grupo Globo, Carlos Henrique Schroder (Brazil, USSA); HBO Latin America, Jonathan Baker, Latina, Andres Badra (Peru); Light & Dark Film, Zaheer Goodman-Bhyat ( South Africa); MMC, Philip Borbely ( Germany); National Film & Video Foundation, Zama Mkosi (South Africa); ORF-Enterprise, Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder ( Austria); Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Quebecomm, Sylvain Parent-Bedard ( Canada); TV2 Denmark, Anette Romer & Katrine Vogelsang, TV France International, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, Ziegler Films, Regina Ziegler & Tanja Ziegler ( Germany) and Zodiak Kids Studios, Michael Carrington ( UK)

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