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NRW at the Emmy World TV Festival and the International Emmy Awards for the 10th time

  • NRW-delegation with nominees, actors, producers and broadcasters in New York
  • Anna Schudt nominated for Best Performance By An Actress for „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“, Zeitsprung Pictures, RTL
  • „Blind Spot“ nominated as Best TV Movie, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, WDR
  • 10-year partnership with the federal state of NRW, Landesanstalt für Medien, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be presenting the International Emmy Awards (19.11.) to the world’s best TV programmes for the 46th time after the International Emmy World Television Festival which will be held in New York during the coming  weekend. Academy president Bruce Paisner will be expecting over 600 festival visitors and around 1,000 guests to the awards ceremony in New York. The gala ceremony will be hosted by the American actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu.

This year will be the 10th time that NRW as the leading German TV hub will be in New York with a delegation of leading TV professionals who are also pleased to be there with two nominations: Düsseldorf-born Anna Schudt has been nominated in the category of Best Performance By An Actress for the production „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“ (Zeitsprung Pictures, RTL). The TV movie „Blind Spot“, produced by Cologne’s Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion for WDR, is competing in the category for Best TV Movie .

The NRW presentation is being organised by the Landesanstalt für Medien, the Film-  und Medienstiftung NRW, and the federal state of Land NRW, represented by Andreas Lautz, State Chancellery of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. This year’s delegation consists of: the NRW producers Leopold Hoesch (Broadview TV), Michael Souvignier (Zeitsprung) and Hana Geißendörfer (Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion), the broadcasters Jörg Graf (RTL Deutschland Media Group), Claude Schmit and Sabine Kreft (bothSuper RTL), Hans Demmel (n-tv) as well as Philip Borbély (MMC Studios Cologne). Anna Schudt is joined by Herbert Knaup, who plays the lead in Blind Spot“, and Wotan Wilke Möhring.

About the nominations

Best Performance By An Actress: Anna Schudt in „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“
In „The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine“ Anna Schudt delivers a very convincing portrayal o the actress and comedienne Gaby Köster, whose career was brought to an abrupt halt by a stroke and brain haemorrhage. Together with her physiotherapist Jacky (Jasmin Schwiers), she embarks on the long  and difficult journey back to independence and working in TV. The moving TV movie is based on the eponymous autobiography by Gaby Köster. The film was produced by Zeitsprung Pictures for RTL. Christine Hartmann directed, with the screenplay penned by Gaby Köster and Till Hoheneder.

Nominated for Best TV Movie/Best Mini-Series: „Blind Spot“
Karl Holzer (Herbert Knaup), a hairdresser from the Bergisches Land, starts suspecting that his own son Thomas (Hanno Koffler) could be a right-wing terrorist and murderer. Seeking the truth, the father is forced to take a stand and has to finally ask himself how far he is himself responsible. „Blind Spot“ was produced by Hans W. Geißendörfer (Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion). The screenplay was written by Ben Braeunlich, with Stephan Lacant serving as director and Caren Toennissen as commissioning editor at WDR.

10 Years Partnership
The partnership betwen the media region of NRW and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is marking its 10th anniversary this year. It not only includes the annual visit of a delegation from NRW to the International Emmys in New York, but also sees Leopold Hoesch as an ambassador of the International Emmys organising the Emmy Semi-Final Judgings in Cologne’s Marienburg each summer.