Globo will compete for the International Emmy Awards in three categories. Precious Pearl, which will be launched in the international market in 2015, was nominated for the “Best Telenovela” award. The production was written by Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid, authors of the worldwide success The Enchanted Tale.

The series The Mayor’s Wife, starring Tony Ramos (Passione) and Denise Fraga (Sketch It Out), was nominated for the “Comedy” category. Alexandre and Other Heroes, a year-end special directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho (The King of the Cattle), is a finalist in the “TV Movie/Miniseries” category.

The winners will be announced in a gala ceremony, which will be held on 24 November in New York. In the event, Roberto Irineu Marinho, CEO and President of the Grupo Globo, will be honored with a special award, the 2014 International Emmy Award in the Global Television Personality category.

This year’s nominations:

– Best Telenovela – Precious Pearl by Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid, and directed by Ricardo Waddington, tells the story of a girl who may be the reincarnation of a Buddhist spiritual leader.

– Best Comedy – The Mayor’s Wife is a series by Bernardo Guilherme and Marcelo Gonçalves, and directed by Maurício Farias, general direction by Luiz Villaça, and co-production by O2 Filmes.