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AB FAB, THE SLAP Among INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD Nominees

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The BBC's comedy series ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS was among the 38 nominees for the 40th International Emmy Awards announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. The International Academy will present Special Founders Awards to Alan Alda and Norman Lear, while the 2012 International Emmy Founders Award will be presented to producer/writer Ryan Murphy. Winners will be announced at the 40th International Emmy Awards Gala, on November 19, in New York City.

Here is the full list of nominees:

ARTS PROGRAMMING 

All My Life - Cartola
TV Globo / Rede Globo
Brazil

BLUE MAN
WOWOW Inc.
Japan

Queen: Days of Our Lives
Eagle Rock Entertainment/Queen Productions Ltd/Globe Films
UK

Songs of War
ZDF German Television/ ARTE / A & O Büro
Germany

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Arthur Acuña in The Kitchen Musical
The Group Entertainment
Singapore

Darío Grandinetti in Televisión por la Inclusión
ON TV Contenidos
Argentina

Jason Isaacs in Case Histories
Ruby Film and Television / Monastic Productions
UK

Stein Winge in Norwegian Cozy
Tordenfilm AS/ NRK / NFI / Nordisk Film & TV Fond / YLE
Norway

Zhu Yawen in Flying Eagle
H.Brothers Tianyi Movie & TV Co.,Ltd / Beijing Yechen Film & TV Cultural Development Co., Ltd
PR China

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Sidse Babett Knudsen in Government
DR
Denmark

Cristina Banegas in Televisión por la Inclusión
ON TV Contenidos
Argentina

Rina Sa in Zhong Guo Di
Phoenix Satellite TV in association with Sino Television / Liaoning Seven-star Film / Dongyang Tangyun Fenghua Culture Communications
Hong Kong, China

Joanna Vanderham in The Runaway
BSkyB / Company Pictures/ Sky 1
UK

COMEDY

Absolutely Fabulous
BBC Productions / Saunders and French Production
UK

The Invisible Woman
TV Globo / Rede Globo
Brazil

Spy
BSkyB / Hat Trick / Sky 1
UK

What if?
Shelter
Belgium

DOCUMENTARY

Across Land, Across Sea
The Chosunilbo
South Korea

Hitler's Escape
Anima Films / The History Channel Latin America
Argentina

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
BBC / KEO Films
UK

Wettlauf Zum Südpol (Race to the South Pole)
Loopfilm GmbH / ZDF
Germany

DRAMA SERIES

Braquo
Capa Drama / Canal + / Bad Company / Big Nose
France

ICAC Investigators 2011
RTHK / ICAC
Hong Kong, China

The Kitchen Musical
The Group Entertainment
Singapore

The Slap
Matchbox Pictures / ABC / Screen Australia
Australia

The Social Leader
Artear / Pol-ka
Argentina

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

The Amazing Race Australia
Seven Productions-Seven Network (Operations) Ltd. / Active TV / ABC Studios
Australia

The Challenger Muaythai
Imagine Group Pte Ltd / The Group Entertainment
Singapore

El Hormiguero (The Anthill)
7yaccion / Antena 3
Spain

Planeta Extremo (Extreme Planet)
TV Globo
Brazil

TELENOVELA

The Fire of the Rose
SP Televisão / SIC
Portugal

Holy Remedy
Plural Entertainment Portugal
Portugal

The Illusionist
TV Globo / Rede Globo
Brazil

Iron Daughters-in-Law
MBC
South Korea

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

Black Mirror
Channel Four Television / Zeppotron
UK

Early Autumn
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting / Shochiku Co. Ltd.
Japan

The Good Men
TV Globo / Rede Globo / Casa de Cinema de POA
Brazil

L'Infiltré (The Lying Game)
Breakout Films / Aperto Films / Sirena Film / Canal+
France

2012 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD CURRENT AFFAIRS & NEWS NOMINEES 

CURRENT AFFAIRS 

Profession: Reporter - Children and Drugs: A Childhood Overtaken By Addiction
TV Globo
Brazil
'Profession: Reporter' explores the reality of childhood drug addiction in urban areas of Brazil. In the city of Rio de Janeiro local authorities have created mandatory treatment programs to help underage crack addicts.

Haiti's Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canada
After the earthquake in Haiti, thousands of children were orphaned and left behind to unknown fates. We follow the hope and heartache of three of those children and the caring adults in Canada and Haiti determined to help them.

China Dolls - Fragile Bodies, Strong Minds
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong, China
In May 2011 reporter Ren Ren spent a month filming two families affected by Brittle Bone Disease in China. The survival rates of children with the rare disease and their daily struggles are revealed.

The Merciless Traffic in the Flight From Africa
infoNetwork GmbH
Germany
There are an estimated 180,000 refugees crowded into the areas between Tunisia and Egypt, attempting to reach Europe by sea. RTL 'Extra' reporter Jenke von Wilmsdorff has become the first TV journalist to accompany hundreds of refugees aboard a smuggler's boat to Lampedusa.

NEWS 

Rains in the Mountain Region of Rio de Janeiro
TV Globo
Brazil
In January 2011 heavy rains in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro state caused the worst natural disaster in Brazilian history. TV Globo's crews took to the road soon after the first landslides began. The crews followed rescue teams as they struggled to reach families stranded in extreme conditions.


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