Denmark, Slovak Republic and South Africa picked up their first ever nominations as the 2002 International Emmy Awards contenders were announced on Monday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Aside from the traditional seven categories of arts programming, children and young people, documentary, drama series, TV movies/mini-series, news coverage and popular arts there will be two special achievement awards. Katsuji Ebisawa, president of NHK Japan Broadcasting, will receive this year's Directorate Emmy Award while the Founder's Emmy Award will go to Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation of America.
Amid a heavy presence from the UK and several entries from France and Germany, Argentina's Caiga Quien Caiga picked up its third nomination in the popular arts category. Emmy co-chairman Larry Gershman said in a statement: "The International TV Academy's core mission is to encourage and promote quality global programming from around the world. It is most satisfying to have this year's nominees, that represents the best of international television, coming from many diverse countries of the world."
FULL LIST OF 2002 INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINEES
Unit One - Episodes 20 and 25
Danish Broadcasting Corporation TV-Drama
Vara Broadcasting Organisation/M&B 3 Film Productions
Always Greener - Series 1, episodes 1 and 3
A Seven Network Australia Production
At Home With The Braithwaites - Episodes 1 and 6
Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (The Manns - Novel Of A Century)
Bavaria Film in cooperation with WDR/BR/NDR/Arte/ORF/SRG/SFDRS
Gaslight Productions in association with Box TV for Channel 4
Vara Broadcasting Organisation/All Yours Film Production
Perfect Strangers - Episodes 1 & 2
A Talkback Production for BBC2
Produced by Barna-Alper Productions in association with CBC Television
Decision at Age 18 - Israeli Youths Refuse To Fight
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
City Slickers: A Tale Of Two African Penguins
A Penguin Pictures/Off The Fence Production for NHK/Animal Planet US/ZDF in association with Channel 5/France 3/La Cinquieme/RTBF (Television Belge0
Nicholas Winton - The Power Of Good
WIP/Trigon Productions/Czech Television/Slovak Television
NPS/ID&DTV/Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Dracula - Pages From A Virgin's Diary
Vonnie Von Helmolt Film in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Tragedy Of Hamlet
Arte France/Agat Films & CIE/NHK/BBC Worldwide
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
An Isis Production in co-production with Eagle Rock Entertainment plc
Ladykracher - Episode 2 "Mein Freund"
Ladykracher TV Produktions GMBH in co-operation with Brainpool TV
Caiga Quien Caiga
Cuatro Carezas S.A.
The Kumars at No 42 Show - Show 1 "Grant & Parkinson"
Hat Trick for BBC
An RDF Media production for Channel 4
Attack On America
ITN for ITV
RTL - Aktuell "Terror Against America"
Ten O' Clock News - Fall Of Kabul
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Being Eve - Episodes 1 and 3
A South Pacific Pictures production
Stig Of The Dump - Episodes 1 and 3
Der Kinderkanal ARD/ZDF and Metropolitan