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Nominations for International Emmys announced

November 18, 2009 | 11:26 am

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Forty-one nominees will compete in 10 categories at the 37th annual International Emmy Awards. The winners will be announced at the black-tie ceremony held at the Hilton New York Hotel on Monday. British television personality Graham Norton will serve as host for the event.

The nominees hail from 17 countries and include the first-ever nomination for Thailand in the children and young people category for "Lham Phoo Koo E-Joo." The leading nation this year is Britain, nine nominations, followed by Brazil, which has five, and Germany, Mexico and the Philippines, which each have three. Six hundred judges from more than 50 countries weighed in on the nominations, which were decided over a period of six months.

In addition to the awards for programming, two special awards will be presented during the ceremony. British television legend David Frost will receive the 2009 International Emmy Founders Award, while Markus Schacter, director general of Germany's national public television channel, ZDF, will be honored with the 2009 International Emmy Directorate Award.

The complete list of nominees is listed after the break.

— Paul Gaita

Photo: David Frost. Credit: Getty Images

The nominees for the 37th annual International Emmy Awards are as follows:

ARTS PROGRAMMING
"Mamonas Assassinas - All My Life," TV Globo (Brazil)
"The Mona Lisa Curse," Oxford Film & TV for Channel4 (Britain)
"Ode to Joy" Mainichi (Japan)
"Seven Gates of Jerusalem," TVP/Platige Image (Poland)

BEST ACTOR
Robert de Hoog ("Skin"), Humanist B’casting/IJswater Films (Netherlands)
Chen Li ("Ultimate Rescue"), China Movie Channel (China)
Oscar Olivares ("Capadocia"), HBO Latin America (Mexico)
Ben Whishaw ("Criminal Justice"), BBC (Britain)

BEST ACTRESS
Emma De Caunes ("Night Birds"), Chez Wam (France)
Angel Locsin ("The Wolf"), ABS-CBN B’casting (Philippines)
Cecilia Suarez ("Capadocia"), HBO Latin America (Mexico)
Julie Walters ("A Short Stay in Switzerland"), BBC (Britain)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
"Dustbin Baby," Kindle Ent. (Britain)
"Lharn Phoo Koo E-Joo," Bangkok B’casting/Workpoint Ent. (Thailand)
"Little Emperor’s Christmas," TV Globo (Brazil)
"Mille," Danish B’casting (Denmark)

COMEDY
"Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts," Telecom/NHK Enterprises (Japan)
"Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor…" Phil McIntyre/Goodnight Vienna for Ch. 4 (Britain)
"The Slum," TV Globo (Brazil)
"Turkish for Beginners," Various networks (Germany)

DOCUMENTARY
"Ascent of Money," Chimerica/Edu.B’casting for Channel 4 (Britain)
"Cityboy: The Life of Investment Banker Geraint Anderson," United Docs/ECO Media/WDR (Germany)
"Pancho Villa: Aqui y Alli," History Latin America/Anima Films (Argentina)
"Shooting the Messenger," Al Jazeera English (Qatar)

DRAMA SERIES
"Capadocia," HBO Latin America (Mexico)
"The Land of the Wind," Korean B’casting (South Korea)
"The Protectors," Danish B’casting in association with ZDF/NRK/SVT (Denmark)
"Sokhulu & Partners," Paw Paw Films (South Africa)
"Spooks," Kudos Film & TV (Britain)

NONSCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
"The Amazing Race Asia," Amazing Race Prods./ABC/SPE-AXN/SPT/ActiveTV (Singapore)
"Historia Extrema," History Latin America/Endemol (Argentina)
"I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!" ITV Studios (Britain)
"The Phone," Park Lane (Netherlands)

TELENOVELA
"India - A Love Story," TV Globo (Brazil)
"Magdusa Ka," GMA (Philippines)
"Second Chance," TF1/Fontana (France)
"A Time for Us," ABS-CBN/Double Vision/SDN BHD (Philippines)

TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
"Maysa," TV Globo (Brazil)
"The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall," Talkback Thames for Channel 4 (Britain)
"Ultimate Rescue," China Movie Ch. (China)
"Wolves of Berlin," Ziegler Film/ZDR (Germany) 

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