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Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Receive International Emmy Nominations

Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel are nominated in the best actor and best actress categories at this year’s International Emmy Awards. Branagh is nominated for detective series “Wallander,” and Friel for her role in ITV and Netflix series “Marcella.”

Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) and Televisa boss Emilio Azcárraga Jean are set to receive special awards at the International Emmys ceremony at the Hilton New York on November 20.

The coveted best drama category will be a four-way contest between projects from Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Norway with Matchbox Pictures’ “Wanted,” Globo telenovela “Justica,” Scandi noir “Mammon II,” and NHK’s “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit,” getting the nominations.

Brazil’s Globo scooped the most nominations, and is up for awards in the TV movie, best drama, best telenovela, best actress, and best comedy categories. Japan’s NHK also registered strongly, featuring in five awards categories, while Fox fared well, and features in the best non-scripted, best actor, and best non-English prime time show sections.

“Every year, the world’s television community competes to be recognized on the International Emmys global stage,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding achievements and for inspiring audiences worldwide with their creativity and talent.”

In all, 18 countries are represented in the nominations, with Globo ensuring Brazil got the most nods, ahead of the U.K., and then Japan and France.

The full list of nominees:

Arts Programming

“Hip-Hop Evolution – The Foundation”
Banger Films
Canada

“Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki”
NHK
Japan

“Portátil”
Porta Dos Fundos
Brazil

“Robin de Puy – Ik ben het allemaal zelf”
(Robin’s Road Trip)
Talent United / AVROTROS / CoBO
Netherlands

Best Performance by an Actor

Julio Andrade in “Um Contra Todos” (“One Against All”)
Fox Networks Groups Brazil / Conspiração Filmes
Brazil

Kenneth Branagh in “Wallander”
Left Bank Pictures / Yellow Bird / BBC / TKBC
United Kingdom

Zanjoe Marudo in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (“Remembering”)
ABS-CBN Corporation
Philippines

Kad Merad in “Baron Noir”
Kwaï / Canal+ Creation originale / Pictanovo
France

Best Performance by an Actress

Adriana Esteves in “Justiça” (“Above Justice”)
TV Globo
Brazil

Anna Friel in “Marcella”
Buccaneer Media / Netflix
United Kingdom

Sonja Gerhardt in “Ku’damm 56”
(Ku’damm 56 – Rebel With a Cause)
UFA Fiction GmbH / ZDF German Television
Germany

Thuso Mbedu in “Is’thunzi”
Mzansi Magic / Rapid Blue
South Africa

Comedy

“Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle”
Baby Cow Productions
United Kingdom

“Callboys”
Woestijnvis / FBO
Belgium

“Rakugo The Movie”
East Entertainment, Inc. / NHK
Japan

“Tá No Ar: a TV na TV”
(On Air: TV on TV)
TV Globo
Brazil

Documentary

“EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe”
KEO Films / BBC 2
United Kingdom

“The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families”
NHK
Japan

“Le Studio de la Terreur”
(Terror Studios)
Capa Presse / CANAL+ / Creative Europe /
Region Ile-de-France
France

“Tempestad”
Pimienta Films / Cactus Films / Terminal Films
Mexico

Drama Series

“Justiça” (“Above Justice”)
TV Globo
Brazil

“Mammon II”
NRK Drama / SVT / DR / YLE FEM /
Nordvision Fund
Norway

“Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit”
NHK
Japan

“Wanted”
Matchbox Pictures (NBCUniversal)
Australia

Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

“Hasta Que Te Conocí” (“Until I Met You”)
Disney Media Distribution / Somos Producciones / IGSFA Management LLC / BTF Media
United States of America

“La Voz Kids”
Talpa Holding / Talpa B.V. / Talpa Media USA Inc. / Red Orange Productions LLC. / Telemundo / NBC Universal Television Group / Warner Horizon / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
United States of America

“Odisea de los Niños Migrantes” (“South to North: Migrant Children”)
NatGeo Mundo / Fox Networks Group Latin America / National Geographic Channel Latin America / Anima Films
United States of America

“Sr. Ávila”
HBO Latin America / Lemon Films
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

“Escuela Para Maridos Colombia”
Fox Network Groups Latin America /
Fox Telecolombia
Colombia

“Fan Pan Tae Super Fan”
Thai Broadcasting Company Limited /
Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited
Thailand

“Sorry Voor Alles” (“Sorry About That”)
VRT / Warner Bros International Television Production België
Belgium

“Taskmaster”
Avalon Television
United Kingdom

Short-Form Series

“Ahi Afuera”
Studio + / Iconoclast
Argentina

“The Amazing Gayl Pile”
LaRue Entertainment
Canada

“Crime Time”
Studio + / John Doe Productions / 22H22
Brazil

“Familie Braun” (“The Braun Family”)
Polyphon / ZDF German Television
Germany

Telenovela

“30 Vies – Isabelle Cousineau”
Aetios Productions Inc.
Canada

“Kara Sevda” (“Endless Love”)
Ay Yapım
Turkey

“Totalmente Demais” (“Total Dreamer”)
TV Globo
Brazil

“Velho Chico” (“Old River”)
TV Globo
Brazil

TV Movie/Mini-Series

“Alemão” (“Alemão : Both Sides of the Operation”)
TV Globo
Brazil

“Ne m’abandonne pas” (“Don’t Leave Me”)
Scarlett Production / France Télévisions
France

“Reg”
LA Productions Ltd / BBC
United Kingdom

“Tokyo Trial”
Don Carmody Television Inc. / NHK / FATT Productions B.V.
Japan

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