'Ab Fab', 'Spy', 'The Slap' & Jason Isaacs Among International Emmy Nominees

Three special episodes to mark Absolutely Fabulous‘ 20th anniversary were enough to land the iconic comedy series an International Emmy nomination. BBC’s Ab Fab, which won an International Emmy 18 years ago, was one of 38 nominees in nine categories for the 40th International Emmy Awards announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at MIPCOM. The list also includes two series getting high-profile remakes in the U.S. — Australia’s The Slap, nominated for best drama series, and UK’s Spy, nominated for best comedy series. NBC just ordered an 8-episode event limited series based on The Slap, while ABC is developing an American version of Spy as a put pilot. Also among the nominees is Awake star Jason Isaacs for Case History.

As previously announced, 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. 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


 

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