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.
– Best TV Movie/Miniseries – Alexandre and Other Heroes is an adaptation of the work of Brazilian writer Graciliano Ramos, in tribute to the 60 years of his death, written by Luis Alberto de Abreu and Luiz Fernando Carvalho, and directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho.
Globo is the only Brazilian TV broadcaster that has won the International Emmy Awards, considered the Oscar of world television, with a total of ten award statuettes. Last year, Globo won the “Best Telenovela” award with Side by Side by Claudia Lage and João Ximenes Braga, which is part of its 2014 catalogue. Fernanda Montenegro was voted “Best Actress” in 2013 for the role of Mrs. Picucha in Sweet Mother a year-end special by Globo.
The first time the Brazilian broadcaster won an Emmy was in 1981, for Noah’s Ark. The following year, it was the turn of Life and Death Severina. In 1983, Roberto Marinho, founder of Globo, won the award in the “Direction” category. The first telenovela to win the Emmy was India – A Love Story, by Gloria Perez (The Clone), in 2009. In 2011, Globo won again in the “Best Telenovela” category with Blood Ties co-produced with SIC. That same year, it received the International Emmy award in the Journalism category for ‘Jornal Nacional’s coverage of the invasion of Complexo do Alemão. The following year, Globo won two statuettes with the productions The Illusionist, in the “Best Telenovela” category, and The Invisible Woman, in the “Comedy” category.