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

Raphael Logam Earns International Emmy Awards Nomination for His Work on Brazil’s “Impuros”

Raphael Logam is celebrating a special recognition for the second year in a row…

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominations for this year’s International Emmy Awards, with the 34-year-old Brazilian actor earning a nod.

Raphael Logam

Logam is nominated in the Best Performance By An Actor category for his work the second season of The Walt Disney Company’s Impuros. It’s his second consecutive nod in the category for his work on the Brazilian series.

But Logam isn’t the only Latino/a nominee this year…

Andrea Beltrão has been nominated in the Best Performance By An Actress category.

The 57-year-old Brazilian actress earned the nod for her work in the Brazilian series Hebe: A Estrela do Brasil. 

The International Emmy Award winners will be announced at a ceremony produced from New York City on November 23. Further details will be announced in October.

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees:

Arts Programming

Jake and Charice, NHK, Japan
Refavela 40, HBO Brasil / Conspiração, Brazil
Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca), Babel Doc / France Televisions, France
Why do we Dance?, Sky Arts Production Hub, United Kingdom

Best Performance By An Actor
Billy Barratt in Responsible Child, Kudos / 72 films, United Kingdom
Guido Caprino in 1994, Sky / Wildside / Beta Film, Italy
Raphael Logam in Impuros (Impure) – Season 2, The Walt Disney Company / Barry Company, Brazil
Arjun Mathur in Made in Heaven, Excel Media & Entertainment LLP / Tiger Baby Productions, India

Best Performance By An Actress
Emma Bading in Play, Sappralot Productions / Tellux Next / BR / ARD Degeto, Germany
Andrea Beltrão in Hebe, Globo / 20th Century Fox Brazil / Hebe Forever / Labrador Filmes / Loma Filmes / Warner Bros, Brazil
Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth is Missing, STV Productions, United Kingdom
Yeo Yann Yann in Invisible Stories, HBO Asia / Birdmandog, Singapore

Back to Life, SHOWTIME Presents / Two Brothers Pictures Ltd., United Kingdom
Fifty, EndemolShine Israel, Israel
Four More Shots Please, Pritish Nandy Communications Limited, India
Ninguém tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking), Gullane Entertainment / Netflix, Brazil

El Testigo (The Witness), Caracol Television, Colombia
For Sama, Channel 4 News / ITN Productions / PBS Frontline, United Kingdom
Granni-E-minem, Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea
Terug naar Rwanda (Back to Rwanda), De Chinezen / VRT, Belgium

Drama Series
Charité 2- Season 2, UFA FICTION GmbH, Germany
Criminal UK, Idiotlamp Productions / Netflix, United Kingdom
Delhi Crime, Ivanhoe Pictures / Golden Karavan / Poor Man’s Productions / Netflix, India
El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) – Season 2, HBO Latin America Originals / Pol-ka, Argentina

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

20th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Univision / The Latin Recording Academy, USA
La Reina del Sur – Season 2, Telemundo Global Studios / Netflix / AG Studios Colombia / Diagonal TV / Argos, USA
No te Puedes Esconder, Telemundo Global Studios / Netflix, USA
Preso No.1, Telemundo Global Studios / Keshet, USA

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Canta Comigo, Rádio e Televisão Record S.A. / Endemol Shine, Brazil
Folkeopplysningen (The Public Enlightenment), Teddy TV, Norway
MasterChef Thailand – Season 3, Heliconia H Group Company Limited, Thailand
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Endemol Shine Australia, Australia

Short-Form Series
Content, Ludo Studio, Australia
#martyisdead, Bionaut / MALL.TV / cz.nic, Czech Republic
Mil Manos por Argentina (One Thousand Hands for Argentina), Storylab / Atomic Lab / Flow, Argentina
People Like Us – Season 2, Action for AIDS Singapore / Cheo Pictures / Pilgrim Pictures, Singapore

Chen Xi Yuan (Love And Destiny), Gcoo Entertainment Co. Ltd. / iQIYI, China
Na Corda Bamba (On Thin Ice), Plural Entertainment Portugal, Portugal
Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of a Nation), Globo, Brazil
Pequeña Victoria (Victoria Small), Viacom International Studios / Oficina Burman, Argentina

TV Movie / Mini-Series
L’Effondrement (The Collapse), ET BIM / STUDIO+ / CANAL+, France
Elis – Viver é Melhor que Sonhar, Globo / Globo Filmes / Bravura Cinematografica / Academia de Filmes, Brazil
The Festival of the Little Gods, Tohoku Broadcasting, Japan
Responsible Child, Kudos / 72 films, United Kingdom

Álex Pina’s “La casa de papel” Wins International Emmy Award for Best Drama

Álex Pina is feeling the Emmy love…

The winners of the 46th annual International Emmy Awards have been revealed, with the 48-year-old Spanish television producer/writer’s La casa de papel (Money Heist), taking home the prize for Best Drama.

Alex Pina

The hit Spanish heist television series, created by Pina, revolves about a long-prepared, multiple-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain.

The series, which premiered in May 2017 on Spanish network Antena 3, was initially intended as a limited series. Antena 3 distributed the first two parts of the series in Spain, before the series was acquired by Netflix in late 2017, who edited and re-released the two parts worldwide, and will release a new, third part in 2019.

La casa de papel

La casa de papel stars Úrsula CorberóItziar Ituño, Álvaro MortePaco Tous, Pedro Alonso, and Alba Flores.

The Best Non-English U.S. Primetime Program prize went to NBC Universo’s El Vato. The second season of the series was produced byNBC Universo, Endemol Shine Boomdog and NBCU Telemundo.

The series centers on Regional Mexican singer El Vato (portrayed by El Dasa)and his friends as they struggle to succeed in the enticing but deceptive music world in Los Angeles, California.

This year, there were 44 nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom & the United States.

The International Emmy Awards were hosted by comedian and The Problem with Apu producer Hari Kondabolu at the New York Hilton.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Etgar Keret, gebaseerd op een waar verhaal
Produced by Baldr Films, Omroep NTR

Lars Mikkelsen, Herrens Veje (Ride Upon the Storm)
Produced by DR, ARTE France, SAM le Français

Anna Schudt Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht
Produced by Zeitsprung Pictures / RTL Television

Produced by Endemol Shine Israel, Reshet13, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

Goodbye Aleppo
Produced by BBC Arabic

Money Heist (La casa de papel)
Produced by antena 3, Vancouver Media 

El Vato – Season 2
Produced by NBC Universo, Endemol Shine Boomdog, NBCU Telemundo 

Did You Get The Message?
Produced by SHELTER

Una Historia Necesaria

Ouro Verde (The Payback)
Produced by TVI

Man in an Orange Shirt
Produced by Kudos TV BBC, Masterpiece

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.”


Banegas Earns International Emmy Award…

Cristina Banegas has picked up her first International Emmy

The 66-year-old Argentine actress won the Best Performance by an Actress award at the 40th International Emmy Awards from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Cristina Banegas

Banegas earned the award for her role as the mother a girl with Down Syndrome in the episode entitled “Sin Cobertura” of the Argentine series Televisión x la inclusión. Banegas’ character Paula is the mother of Fernanda, who is in urgent need of heart surgery. The health insurance company that covered the procedure has now merged with Argenlife, and the authorization for treatment has been denied. Paula fights to save her daughter’s life, aided only by her own perseverance.

Meanwhile, Darío Grandinetti picked up the Best Performance by an Actor award for his work in a different episode of the same series.

The 53-year-old Argentine actor won the International Emmy for his portray of a taxi driver to whom life has not been kind. He’s divorced and lives in a humble house. When he finds out that his new neighbors are from Peru, his hatred towards Peruvians triggers a war against the neighbors which doesn’t stop until they move out of their home.

Grandinetti Nominated for International Emmy Award…

Darío Grandinetti may soon pick up his first-ever Emmy award…

The 53-year-old Argentine actor has received an International Emmy nomination for his acting work on the Argentine series Televisión x la Inclusión, which is produced by ON TV Llorente and Villarruel Contenidos.

Darío Grandinetti

Grandinetti, who starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Academy Award-winning film Talk to Her, has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for playing a nationalistic taxi driver in the chapter entitled “Suelo argentino.”

He’s up against Singapore’s Arthur Acuña, the United Kingdom’s Jason Isaacs, Norway’s Stein Winge and China’s Zhu Yawen for the International Emmy.

Meanwhile, Grandinetti’s Televisión x la Inclusión co-star Cristina Banegas has received a nod in the Best Performance by an Actress category.

The 66-year-old Argentine actress is being recognized for her work as the mother of a child with Down Syndrome in the chapter entitled “Sin cobertura.”

Winners will be announced at the 40th International Emmy Awards Gala, on November 19, in New York City.

Here’s a look at all the Latin American nominees:

Arts Programming

All My Life – Cartola
TV Globo / Rede Globo

Best Performance by an Actor

Darío Grandinetti in Televisión por la Inclusión
ON TV Contenidos

Best Performance by an Actress

Cristina Banegas in Televisión x la Inclusión
ON TV Contenidos


The Invisible Woman
TV Globo / Rede Globo


Hitler’s Escape
Anima Films / The History Channel Latin America

Drama Series

The Social Leader
Artear / Pol-ka

Non-Scripted Entertainment

El Hormiguero
7yaccion / Antena 3

Planeta Extremo
TV Globo


The Illusionist
TV Globo / Rede Globo

TV Movie/Mini-Series

The Good Men
TV Globo / Rede Globo / Casa de Cinema de POA