Int’l Emmy noms set

Germany, Brazil each earn five mentions

CANNES — Brit TV productions came out tops in the Intl. Emmy Awards nominations announced at the Mipcom TV mart Monday, scooping 17 noms across every category.

Germany equaled Brazil — strongly repped this year with five nominations — while French programs received three nominations.

Along with programs from Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, the overall selection was heavy with Euro fare.

Brit shows that will compete for prizes in New York on Nov. 20 include Kudos Film and TV’s “Life on Mars” and Granada’s “Vincent,” battling it out for drama series against two Brazilian offerings: “Little Missy” and “Mandrake.”

The BBC’s “The Virgin Queen” will compete for TV movie/miniseries with France’s “Nuit Noire: October 17, 1961,” Sweden’s “The Crown Princess” and Brazil’s “Filhos do Carnaval.”

Imelda Staunton received an actress nom for “My Family and Other Animals,” and Bernard Hill and Ray Winstone received actor noms for, respectively, “A Very Social Secretary” and “Vincent.”

“Little Britain” and “The IT Crowd” were nominated for comedy, competing against Germany’s “Paare” and “The Amateurs.”

In the non-scripted category “Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares” and “Supernanny” will be up against “Big Brother Brazil 6” and ZDF’s “The Strict School of the Fifties.”

“Hiroshima,” an international co-production involving the U.K., France and Germany, will compete for docu with the U.K.’s “9/11 the Falling Man,” French nominee “How Putin Came to Power” and Germany’s “The Search for Happiness.”

Other Euro-fare in the mix included two shows for kids from Norway, “Boys Will Be Boys” and “Elias the Little Rescue Boat,” and the Dutch show “Offers,” for which thesp Maryam Hassouni received an actress nom.

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