Go Back to Where You Came From nominated for International Emmy

SBS documentary series gets even more international recognition, this time from the International Emmy Awards.

2013-10-08_1107SBS documentary series Go Back to Where You Came From has been nominated for an International Emmy Award.

The second instalment of the series by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder will compete in the non-scripted category against entries from South Africa, Colombia and Israel.

The first season won a prestigious Rose D’Or Award in Switzerland. The series has already spawned international versions, but SBS is yet to announce a third season.

It is the only Australian nomination in the 2013 International Emmy nominees -a rarity indeed. Recent Australian titles in these awards have included The Slap, Dance Academy, Mortified and a winner in The Amazing Race Australia.

Amongst the other nominees are such titles as Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, Moone Boy, Secret State and Les Revenants (The Returned), the latter two are both coming up on Pay TV.

Outstanding arts program: Hello?! Orchestra (South Korea), Soundtrack (Belgium), The Crazy Machine (Mexico), Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (UK).

Best performance by an actor: Shinichi Tsutsumi in Yasu – A Single Father’s Story (Japan), Sean Bean in Accused (UK), Heino Ferch in Anatomy of Revenge (Germany), Marcos Palmeira in Mandrake Especial (Brazil).

Best performance by an actress: Li Sun in The Back Palace: Legend of Zhen Huan (China), Sheridan Smith in Mrs Biggs (UK), Lotta Tejle in 30 Degrees In February (Sweden), Fernanda Montenegro in Sweet Mother (Brazil).

Outstanding comedy program: Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola (South Africa), Moone Boy (UK), Workingirls (France), How To Enjoy The End of the World (Brazil).

Outstanding documentary program: The Golden Hour (New Zealand), My Mother, Lady Bondong (South Korea), 5 Broken Cameras (France), 5 De Mayo, Un Dia De Gloria (Mexico).

Outstanding drama series: Maalaala Mo Kaya (The Philippines), Les Revenants (France), Next In Line (Brazil), Accused (UK).

Outstanding non-scripted entertainment: Go Back To Where You Came From (Australia), MasterChef South Africa (South Africa), Dear Neighbors Help Our Daughter Find Love (Israel), Reto Al Chef 2 (Colombia).

Outstanding telenovela: Windeck (Angola), 30 Vies “30 Lives” (Canada), Brasil Avenue (Brazil), Side By Side (Brazil).

Outstanding TV movie or miniseries: Heaven’s Ark (Japan), Secret State (UK), Somos – Cadáver Se Necesita (Uruguay), A Day For A Miracle (Germany)

Winners will be announced on November 25th in New York.

Source: smh.com.au

One Response

  1. Congratulations to all involved in this riveting but painfully distressing show.

    I myself struggled to watch much of this series but I am one of the few converted that it was preaching to.

    I don’t think SBS will be willing to upset the new conservative regime by scheduling a third series. Their heads are on the chopping block – along with the ABC – so I guess they wouldn’t want to ruffle Abbort’s feathers.

    I hope it wins though – to send a strong message to the international community about the plight of asylum seekers everywhere.

    Groundbreaking Australian television at it’s finest. We should be very proud of the series – and the first one too.

    BTW – how puzzling to see MC South Africa get nominated. Is it similar to the Australian brand or the original UK version? Just curious.

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