Montenegro Receives International Emmy Award Nomination

Sweet Mother! Fernanda Montenegro is back in the running for an International Emmy.

The 85-year-old Brazilian stage, television and film actress has received a nomination for an International Emmy Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Fernanda Montenegro

Montenegro, who was the first and only Brazilian actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for her acclaimed performance in Central Station, earned a nod in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her performance in Globo TV’s Doce de Mãe, which translates to “Sweet Mother.”

Montenegro previously won the best actress prize at the 2013 International Emmy Awards for her performance in Doce de Mãe.

Meanwhile, Montenegro’s compatriot Emilio de Mello has earned a nod in the Best Performance by an Actor category.

The Brazilian actor earned the nod for his performance in HBO Latin America’s series Psi.

French cop drama seris Engrenages is currently being

In all 40 nominees were announced in 10 categories spanning 10 countries: Angola, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

The Awards will be presented at the annual International Emmys Gala on November 23 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

“Every year, the international television community competes to be recognized for excellence on the International Emmy’s global stage,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the 2015 Nominees for their outstanding programs and performances.”


Santana to Release Live CD/DVD Package for His Hit Spanish Project “Corazón”

Santana is bringing his corazón to live…

Following the success of his first-ever all Spanish-language album Corazón, the 67-year-old Mexican musician and 10-time Grammy-winner is set to release a live CD/DVD package titled Corazón, Live From Mexico: Live It to Believe It.


From RCA Records/Sony Latin Iberia, the package will be released on September 9 and include a live CD and DVD, plus a documentary film shot in different Mexican locales.

The track listing for Corazón Live From Mexico includes many of the artists featured in Santana’s original Corazón, including Juanes, Gloria Estefan, Miguel, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Diego Torres and Niña Pastori.

But it has also been expanded considerably to include new versions of his standards like “Black Magic Woman” and “Smooth” and collabs like “Corazón Espinado,” featuring Fher Olvera (lead singer of Maná) and Cindy Blackman Santana.

The set will be available for digital download and in three different physical packages: DVD, DVD/CD and Blu-Ray/CD.

Corazón debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in April and spent six weeks at the top of the chart. It’s currently No. 6 on the chart and was the third top-selling Latin album for the first six months of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

But the upcoming live version was conceived from the onset as part of the overall Corazón project. The album, with all its featured artists, was recorded in the studio and released last April, but a live component was always part of the proposal.

With sponsorship from Mexico’s Tourism Board, the live show was taped in December 2013 in Santana’s home state of Gaudalajara, a documentary was filmed in different locales and a special aired on HBO Latino both in the U.S. and Latin America in the spring.

Corazón was a seminal project on many fronts. The HBO airing marked the first time ever that HBO Latino (which operates in the U.S.) and HBO Latin America joined forces to premiere a concert event.