British, Japanese, Germans garner majority of nods

The 26th annual Intl. Emmy Award nominees were unveiled Monday by Kay Koplovitz, president of the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The British, the Japanese and the Germans received the most nods in the six categories under consideration.

The awards will be presented during a black-tie dinner scheduled for Nov. 23 at the New York Hilton to be attended by the leading international TV executives and celebrities.

“The record number of over 400 entries received and the broad spectrum of countries represented directly reflects the increasing value and prestige of the International Emmy Awards to broadcasters worldwide,” Koplovitz said.

The preliminary judging, by a blue-ribbon panel of peers, took place in Australia, France, Japan and Argentina with the final judging done in New York and Los Angeles.

Following is a list of the nominees:

DRAMA

“The Judgment” — Akzente Films/NDR (Germany)
“The Tattooed Widow” — SVT (Sweden)
“White Lies” — CBC (Canada)

DOCUMENTARY

“Endgame: The Untold Story of the Hostage Crisis in Peru” — NHK (Japan)
“Futebol” — GNT — Globosat/Videofilmes (Brazil)
“Exhile in Sarajevo” — Exhile Prods. (Australia)

ARTS DOCUMENTARY

“Lorca: Centenary of a Poet” — Canal Plus (Spain)
“Reputations: Lee Strasberg” — BBC/A&E (U.K.)
“The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin” — Rhonbus Media/ZDF /Arte/ IDTV (Netherlands)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

“Kids Can Do It!” — NHK (Japan)
“Blabbermouth and Sticky Beak” — Double Exposure (U.K.)
“Wise Up” — Carlton Prods . (U.K.)

PERFORMING ARTS

“Kinkakuji Sound Stage” — Mainichi Broadcasting (Japan)
“In the Cherry-Blossom Forest” — NHK (Japan)
“The Judas Tree” — Channel Four (U.K.)

POPULAR ARTS

“Happy Family Plan” — Tokyo Broadcasting(Japan)
“Goodness Gracious Me” — BBC (U.K.)
“The Vicar of Dibley: Love and Marriage” — Tiger Aspects Prods. (U.K.)

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