Please Like Me nominated for International Emmy Award

Josh Thomas picks up another international award nomination, as the only Australian show in the International Emmys.

2014-10-14_1115Josh Thomas has picked up another international award nomination, this time in the International Emmy Awards.

Please Like Me has been nominated for the Comedy award alongside entries from South Africa, Brazil and Belgium.

It is the only Australian entry across 10 categories.

The ABC2 show has previously been nominated for the Rose D’Or Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Logie Awards, as well as wins from the AACTA Awards, Australian Writers’ Guild and Australian Directors Guild.

ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson said: “ABC are thrilled at this incredible achievement from a remarkable show. Josh Thomas and his team have done not just ABC, but all of us in Aussie TV, proud.”

ABC TV Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski said, “Please Like Me is a series only the ABC could have made – and as well as Josh and his amazing team, I offer my huge gratitude to my ABC predecessors Debbie Lee and Stuart Menzies, who commissioned one of our greatest shows”.

The final episode of the second season airs tonight at 9:30pm on ABC2.

Other titles competing for International Emmys include entries from Broadchurch, The Tunnel, Utopia (UK), Masterchef (China) and Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time.

Winners will be announced on November 24 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Arts Programming
El Informe Kliksberg II – El otro me importa
Mulata Films for Canal Encuentro

The Exhibition
Jove Pictures

Nonfiction W: Picture Book Touch, Feel, and Fragility
WOWOW INC. Ortus Japan Co.,Ltd.

Wagnerwahn – Mythos und Machenschaften des Richard Wagner ( The Wagner Files)
ARTE / SWR / Gebrueder Beetz, Berlin

Best Performance by an Actor
Stephen Dillane
in The Tunnel
Kudos, Shine France Films for Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+
United Kingdom

Claude Legault
in 19-2
Sphere Media Plus / Echo Media

Pablo Rago
in Televisión por la Justicia
On Tv- Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos SA / CIN (Consejo Interuniversitario Internacional)

Xiubo Wu
in The Orphan of Zhao
China Television Media, Ltd. / TV Series Management Center of China Central Television Beijing / Teamhard TV&Movie Investment Co. Ltd.
People’s Republic of China

Best Performance by an Actress
Tuba Büyüküstün
in 20 Dakika (20 Minutes)
Ay Yapim and Star Tv

Olivia Colman
in Broadchurch
United Kingdom

Romina Gaetani
in Televisión por la Justicia
On Tv- Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos SA / CIN (Consejo Interuniversitario Internacional)

Bianca Krijgsman
in De Nieuwe Wereld ( The New World)
IJswater Films/NTR Television

Please Like Me
Pigeon Fancier Productions / John & Josh International / Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola
Diprente Films / eNCA
South Africa

The Mayor´s Wife
Globo TV

Wat als 2? ( What if? season 2)

De Volta (Going Back)
Canal Futura / COOPAS

Frihet bakom galler
( No Burqas Behind Bars)
Nima Film / SVT / NHK / Ikon / DRTV / NRK / Swedish Film Institute / Konstnärsnämnden / Nordic Film & TV fund / APSA Academy Film Fund

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
Outsider Films in association with Channel 4 and ITN productions
United Kingdom

Phantoms of the Border
The Chosunilbo / TV CHOSUN / Solferino Images / Quartier Latin Media
South Korea

Drama Series
HBO Latin America

The Tunnel
CANAL+ Original Programming / SKY Atlantic HD / Kudos / Shine France Films

United Kingdom

Yae’s Sakura
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Non-Scripted Entertainment
Educating Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Master Chef China
Shanghai Dragon TV
People’s Republic of China

Missie Mosango
Geronimo Productions

O Infiltrado
The History Channel Latin America

30 Lives: Maxim Bouchard
(30 Vies)
Aetios Productions

Plural Entertainment Portugal

My Husband’s Lover
GMA Network, Inc.

Precious Pearl
Globo TV

TV Movie / Mini-Series
Alexander and Other Heroes
Globo TV

An Adventure in Space and Time
BBC Wales / BBC America
United Kingdom

TV Man Union for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises Inc.

Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter
( Generation War)
teamWorx Television & Film GmbH / ZDF in co-operation with Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises

Non-English Language US Primetime Program
Pasión Prohibida
( Forbidden Love)
Telemundo Studios / Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

La Patrona
( The Return)
Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

El Señor de los Cielos
Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

Temple de Acero
( Unbreakable)
Rock and Roll Films US for Nat Geo Mundo
United States of America

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7 Responses

  1. Last ep of Please Like Me aired tonight. 🙁 It’s been my fave Aussie show of the year. Can’t wait for next series to start. Hopefully Josh is beavering away writing the next series already.

  2. Love this show and love Josh. It’s different from any other series that is on at the moment both here and in the US/UK. The writing standard is so high and casting is spot on. It’s also great to see such a young person getting so much acclaim, very inspiring.

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