An international expert jury has announced the finalists for the 47th International Emmy Awards in the categories “The Best Mini-Series”, “The Best Comedy” and “The Best TV Movie” in St. Petersburg on 24 July. The voting results will be announced in September in anticipation of the official award ceremony, which will be held on 25 November in New York.
The Russian jury was made up of producer Anton Fedotov, producer and director Aleksander Dulerain, comedian Aleksander Nezlobin, actresses Ravshana Kurkova and Natalia Bardo, the star of the “Kept Women”, actor Aleksander Kuznetsov and others. The international industry was represented by Layla Bayok—film writer and producer of American TV series “Castle Rock”, “Leftovers” and “Manhattan”; Sam Shaw—creator and executive producer of “Castle Rock”, film writer of “Masters of Sex”; Paul Matthew Thompson—creator of “Eastenders” and other professionals from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Croatia, Israel, and Turkey.
The event was organized by Vyacheslav Murugov, CTC Media General Director and Vladislav Ryashin, Star Media General Producer with the support of Esquire.
The International Emmy Awards is an international television award with nearly half a century history, awarded to the best television projects outside the United States. Like the famous American Emmy Award, it was established by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year's award is given in 11 categories. As part of the semi-final, academy members go on a world tour to pick the most worthy candidates for the best in their field of the television industry. Shanghai, Berlin, Paris, Singapore, Miami, Tokyo, Sydney, St. Petersburg—only 25 cities, where the fate of content, noted by critics, is being decided.
Helena Bonham Carter, Dustin Hoffman, Kenneth Brana, Sean Bean have been recipients of the award. The International Emmy statuettes have received such iconic shows and TV series, as ‘TopGear” and “Black Mirror”.