Presenters announced for 37th Intl Emmy Awards
MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Iatas) has announced that actor Ed Westwick will join MTV’s Alexa Chung and artist Moby on stage in New York at the 2009 International Emmy Awards on 23 November.
British Television personality Graham Norton will once again host the international event which will also feature an international cast of celebrity presenters including: Actor Matthew Rhys, (Brothers & Sisters), Actress Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP), CSI’s Robert Joy, Actress Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU), Fashion Designer Rachel Roy, Discovery ID’s Paula Zahn, Spanish Actress and Model Mar Saura and Brazilian Telenovela Star Juliana Paes.
Special Awards include Barbara Walters presenting the 2009 International Emmy® Founders Award to Sir David Frost and Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger presenting the 2009 International Emmy Directorate Award to ZDF German Television DG Professor Markus Schächter.
The International Emmy Awards recognise excellence in television programming produced outside of the US.
The co-nominee of Angel from Mexico, Cecilia Suarez, was also one of the presenters in last year's iEmmys. I wish iEmmys would invite Angel as one of the presenters in future iEmmys Gala night. Here’s an extract from iEmmys.
Originally from Tamaulipas, Mexico, Cecilia Suarez is one of the most outstanding young actresses today in that country’s film industry. She studied theater at Illinois State University in the United States, where she took part in several theatrical productions. After her return to Mexico, where she played in short films and worked on TV productions, in 1999, Cecilia made her major film debut with Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas, garnering rave reviews for her efforts. In 2007, Cecilia accepted the most challenging role of her television career, to interpret the powerful character of Bambi in the new HBO® Latino America fictional series, Capadocia, which will be premiering this year in Latin America and promises to be one of the greatest productions ever carried out in Mexico. [Nicky’s note: Capadocia got 3 iEmmy nominations this year].
To give you an idea on what iEmmy jurors look for, I compiled below a brief info on previous winners. To get a closer look on Angel’s co-nominees, click here. To have an idea how stringent the judging process is, and to have a greater appreciation of Angel’s nomination, click here. For previous winners of best actors and drama series, click here.
iEmmy “Best Performance by an Actress” Previous Winners
2008 from United Kingdom Lucy Cohu as Liz in “Forgiven” (Betty TV for Channel 4 and More4)
Age 41, active in acting since 1991, trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Nominated for Emmy and BAFTA awards in 2005 and won an International Emmy award for Best Actress for her role in the true-life drama Forgiven in 2008.
Forgiven: Suburban housewife Liz discovers that her husband Stephen is sexually abusing their daughter. She confronts him and reports him to the authorities. Stephen is tried and imprisoned. When he leaves prison, Liz decides to try to help him recover and arranges for him to receive treatment at a residential clinic for sex offenders, where he undergoes intensive therapy. Stephen finally faces his guilt and the consequences of his abuse. The family decides to try to rebuild their lives together. Is it right? Is it even possible? And – if they can succeed – what is the emotional cost?
2007 from France
Muriel Robin as Marie Besnard in “Marie-Besnard - The Poisoner” (Ramona / RTBF / To Do Today Productions)
Marie Besnard – The Poisoner follows the incredible true story of the infamous "black widow" serial killer. In the wake of swelling rumors in the small French town of Loudun after World War II, Marie Besnard is accused of poisoning her husband and eleven other members of her family. Simone, a young radio reporter originally from Loudun, hears about the accusations against one of the small town's wealthy inhabitants and decides to cover the story. The “trial of the century” begins as Marie pleads her innocence.
2006 from The Netherlands
Maryam Hassouni as Palestine Laila al Gatawi in ‘Offers (Sacrifices)’ (VARA Broadcasting Organisation)
Age 24 (won iEmmy at 20), of Moroccan origin. Like Angel, she has no formal training in acting (received her high school diploma in 2003, studied Museology until 2005 and currently studies Law). Started acting in TV in 2002. The thriller TV film is a personal drama about suicide bombers and counter-terrorism in Western Europe.
2005 from China
He Lin as A'Xiu in “Slave Mother”
Slave Mother is a made-for-TV film described as "depicting how women were once viewed as only tools for giving birth and commodities that could be exchanged like a poor mother, A'Xiu, who was leased to another man to repay a debt.
Here are some photos of Hilton New York, the venue of this year's iEmmys Awards Gala.
the venue at night
venue at daylight
the red carpet ..