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NEW YORK,NY (SMI-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS, 09.23-11.22.21)– Nominations for the 2021 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and spanning a record number of 24 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release.


“We are so proud of our Nominees and the record-breaking number of countries,” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner.

“To those who feared the pandemic would slow TV production around the world, this is your answer.”


Nominees come from: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom & the United States.


Actress Menna Shalaby garnered the first ever Emmy® nomination from Egypt for her performance in the crime mini-series Every Week Has a Friday.


All nominated program trailers and exclusive Nominee interviews will be featured online during the International Emmy® World Television Festival from November 12 to 22 on the International Academy’s website.


Winners will be announced at an in-person Ceremony in New York City, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at a location to be announced shortly.

The 2021 International Emmy Awards Nominees are:

Arts Programming
 Emicida – Amarelo: E Tudo Para Ontem [Emicida – Amarelo: It’s All For Yesterday] Netflix     Brazil
Kubrick By Kubrick
Temps Noir / Telemark / ARTE   France
Nakamura-ya family 2020 Mattemashita! Kankuro Shichinosuke Shiren to Kassai no Makuake SP [Kabuki Actors’ Anguish – Is Entertainment Nonessential?] Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Kyodo Television, Ltd.
Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words
Footwork Films Ltd
United Kingdom 
Best Performance By An Actor 
Roy Nik in Normali
Dori Media / HOT      Israel
Nawazuddin Siddique in Serious Men
Bombay Fables / Cineraas Entertainment / Netflix   India
Christian Tappán in El Robo del Siglo (The Great Heist)
Dynamo Producciones / Netflix  Colombia
David Tennant in Des
New Pictures / ITV     United Kingdom

Best Performance By An Actress
Valeria Betucelli in El Cuaderno de Tomy
Pampa Films / Netflix    Argentina
Ane Garabain in Patria
HBO Europe / Alea Media     Spain
Menna Shalaby in Every Week Has a Friday
Shahid / Meem / Film Factory     Egypt
Haley Squires in Adult Material
Fifty Fathoms      United Kingdom
Call my Agent – Season 4
Mon Voisin Productions / Mother Productions / France télévision / Netflix
Motherland: Christmas Special
Merman Television / Twofour / Lionsgate
United Kingdom
Promesas de Campaña [Campaign Promises]
Foxtelecolombia / Claro Video Colombia

Vir Das: For India
Weirdass Comedy / Netflix    India
Cercados [Sieged]
Original Globoplay / Globo Jornalism Brazil
Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice
2050 Productions / Netflix    Thailand
They Call Me Babu
Pieter van Huystee Film     Netherlands
Toxic Beauty
White Pine Pictures    Canada 
Drama Series 
Ram Madhvani Films / Endemol Shine Group India
El Presidente
Gaumont / Amazon Studios    Chile
Donna and Shula Productions / Paper Plane Productions
There She Goes – Season 2
Merman Television    United Kingdom
 Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards® 
The Latin Recording Academy / Univision United States of America
A Tiny Audience
A Tiny Audience, LLC    United States of America
Covid 19 Adaptarnos O Morir
WAPA      United States of America
Premio Lo Nuestro 2020
Univision Network     United States of America
Non-Scripted Entertainment
Da’s Liefde! [That’s Love!]
Shelter    Belgium
CJ ENM / Studio Take One / Big Hit Entertainment
South Korea
¿Quién es la Máscara? [The Masked Singer] – Season 2
Televisa / EndemolShine Boomdog    Mexico
The Masked Singer
Bandicoot Scotland / ITV    United Kingdom
Short-Form Series
Beirut 6:07
Shahid / Imagic   Lebanon
Diário de Um Confinado
Original Globo play     Brazil
Gente Hablando [People Talking] – Season 2
Set Màgic Audiovisual / Atresmedia   Spain
Luminous Beast   New Zealand 
Amor de Mãe [A Mother’s Love]
Original Globoplay  Brazil
Quer o Destino [Destiny]
Plural Entertainment Portugal
The Song Of Glory
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd / Croton Cultural Media Co., Ltd / Croton Entertainment Co. Ltd / Oasis Studio    PR China
Wo De Nv Xia Luo Ming Yi [A Quest To Heal]
Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd    Singapore 
TV Movie / Mini-Series 
Atlantic Crossing
Cinenord / Beta Film / NRK    Norway
New Pictures/ITV     United Kingdom
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Studio Dragon / Story TV / Gold medalist South Korea
Todas As Mulheres do Mundo (All the Women in the World)
Original Globo play  

About The International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at Mip Junior and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming.

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