'Spiral,' 'Sherlock' among nommed series

CANNES — Brazil’s TV Globo topped the number of nominations for the 39th Intl. Emmy Awards, as it did last year.

The nominations, which spanned a record 20 countries, were unveiled by the Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Cannes’ Mipcom TV mart, which kicked off Monday.

“The Intl. Emmy Awards is a tough competition with over 1,000 entries from 61 countries this year,” said Bruce L. Paisner, prexy and CEO of IATAS. “The number and range of countries represented by this year’s nominees is astonishing and a testament to the growing strength and skill of television production around the world.”

TV Globo will compete for arts performance with “All My Life: Adoniran Barbosa”; for performance, with Fabio Assuncao (“Songs of Betrayal”); for comedy, with “Breaking Up,” and for drama, with “Under the Law.”

Canal Plus’ “Spiral,” BBC’s “Sherlock” and the NHK’s “Clouds Above the Slope” will also vie for best drama.

The leading thesps from Yellow Birds’ “Millennium” trilogy, Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace, nabbed performance noms.

The docu category boasts Turner Argentina’s “Confesiones de un sicario,” Canada’s JS Kastner Prods.’ “Life With Murder,” Japan’s Fuji TV Network’s “The Nonfiction: Family Meeting — 7 Years in the Tanaka Family” and Germany’s “Wild Japan,” produced by Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm. “Wild Japan” has been pre-bought by ORF, Arte, National Geographic and Parthenon Entertainment.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Hilton Hotel in New York.

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