Christian Tappán Among This Year’s International Emmy Award Nominees

Christian Tappán is celebrating an international callout…

The 49-year-old Mexican-Colombian television actor has been nominated for an International Emmy Award.

Christian Tappán

Tappán is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for his performance in Neflix’s Colombian sereis El Robo del Siglo (The Great Heist).

Ane Gabarain has picked up a nod in Best Performance by an Actress category.

The 58-year-old Spanish actress is nominated for her work in HBO Europe’s drama series Patria.

Valeria Bertuccelli is also nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category.

The 51-year-old Argentine actress is nominated for her work in Netflix’s Argentine series El Cuaderno de Tomy.

Nominations for the awards this year saw 44 nominees across 11 categories and a record number of 24 countries.

“We’re so proud of our nominees and the record-breaking number of countries,” said International Academy President and CEO Bruce Paisner in a statement. “To those who feared the pandemic would slow down TV production around the world, this is your answer.”

Winners will be announced at an in-person ceremony in New York City on November 22.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

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., Japan
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 Bertuccelli in El Cuaderno de Tomy, Pampa Films / Netflix, Argentina
Ane Gabarain 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, France
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
Aarya, Ram Madhvani Films / Endemol Shine Group, India
El Presidente, Gaumont / Amazon Studios, Chile
Tehran, Donna and Shula Productions / Paper Plane Productions, Israel
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
I-Land, 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 Globoplay, Brazil
Gente Hablando [People Talking] – Season 2, Set Màgic Audiovisual / Atresmedia, Spain
INSiDE, 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
Des, New Pictures / ITV, United Kingdom
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Studio Dragon / Story TV / Goldmedalist, South Korea
Todas As Mulheres do Mundo (All the Women in the World), Original Globoplay, Brazil

Canal+ Acquires HBO Europe’s “Patria,” Starring Susana Abaitu

Susana Abaitua’s land is expanding…

France’s Canal+ has acquired HBO Europe’s first Spanish original drama, Patria, starring the 29-year-old Spanish actress.

Susana Abaitu

With a narrative that spans more than three decades, Patria tells a story of the Spanish Basque country threatened by the terrorism of the leftist separatist group ETA, as seen through the eyes of two families divided by the violent conflict.

On the day ETA announces a ceasefire, Bittori (Elena Irureta) visits the cemetery where her husband Txato, who was murdered by the terrorists, is buried. She tells him she’s decided to return home to the village where they lived together to try and get closure.

Bittori’s presence in the village causes chaos — enraging Miren (Ane Gabarain), her neighbor, once a close friend, and the mother of Joxe Mari, an imprisoned terrorist and the probable killer of Txato. The rift between the two women and their deeply held convictions make trying to forget impossible. The question is, will they be able to forgive in a community shattered by political fanaticism?

In addition to Abaitua, who portrays Nerea, Irureta and Gabarain, the series also stars Iñigo Arambarri, Mikel Laskurain, Loreto Mauleón and Jon Olivares.

Patria was created and written by Aitor Gabilondo, based on the bestselling novel by Fernando Aramburu.

The series will premiere in HBO Europe’s 21 territories on September 27, while it will be released on the same day in the U.S. on HBO and HBO Max