Telemundo’s “Buscando a Frida,” Starring Eduardo Santamarina, Wins International Emmy Award

Eduardo Santamarina is celebrating a global recognition…

The 54-year-old Mexican film, theater and television actor’s Spanish-language drama series Buscando a Frida has won an International Emmy Award.

Eduardo Santamarina, Buscando a FridaThe series, which aired on Telemundo, won in the Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program category.

An adaptation of the Chilean telenovela titled ¿Dónde está Elisa? created by Pablo Illanes, the series stars Santamarina, Ximena Herrera and Arap Bethke.

The series revolves around the Pons family and how their lives suddenly changed when their daughter, Frida, mysteriously disappears on the night of her father’s birthday party. During the investigation lies, resentments, and secrets will come out, turning everyone into suspects and unmasking a family that is far from perfect.

Television around the world has really come of age,” International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner said. “What is especially gratifying on this 50th anniversary is seeing the number of countries globally which produce world-class television programs and personalities, and win Emmys.”

Here’s the list of winners in all 15 categories:

Drama Series
World Productions
United Kingdom

Comedy Series
Sex Education
Netflix / Eleven Film
United Kingdom

TV Movie/Mini-Series
The Forge / All3Media International
United Kingdom

Non-Scripted Entertainment
Love on the Spectrum – Season 2
Northern Pictures / ABC / Netflix

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
Buscando A Frida
Telemundo Global Studios / Argos
United States

Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés de la Guerre [Iraq’s Lost Generation]
Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA

Best Performance by an Actress
Lou de Laâge in “Le Bal des Folles” [“The Mad Women’s Ball”]
Légende Films / Amazon

Best Performance by an Actor
Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Cineflix Media Inc. / Buccaneer Media / Off Grid Film & TV
United Kingdom

Arts Programming
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
Rogan Productions
United Kingdom

Sports Documentary
Queen Of Speed
Sky / Drum Studios
United Kingdom

Kids: Factual & Entertainment
My Better World
Fundi Films / Maan Creative / Impact(ed) International
South Africa

Kids: Live-Action
NPO / IJswater Films / KRO-NCRV

Kids: Animation
Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas
Netflix / Aardman
United Kingdom

YeonMo” [The King’s Affection]
KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) / Netflix / Monster Union / Arc Media
South Korea

Short-Form Series
Autonomouse / The Yellow Affair
New Zealand

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