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Semi-Final Round of Judging of the 51st International Emmy Awards in Cologne

  • Three international juries meeting on 30 August to make the preliminary selection in three award categories on 30 August
  • Awards ceremony for the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York on 20 November
  • Presentation of the television and series hub by the State of NRW, LfM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
  • iEmmys: partnership with NRW for the past 15 years

The Semi-Final Round of Judging will be held on Wednesday, 30 August for the 17th time in Cologne and for the third occasion at Schloss Arff. Three international juries of almost 50 film and television professionals will be deciding on a nominee in each of three categories on behalf of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The worldwide nominations in all of the categories will be published at the end of September. The awards ceremony takes place in New York on 20 November.

More than 20 semi-final jury sessions are held around the globe each year ahead of the International Emmy Awards in November to decide on the nominations for a total of 16 award categories. The Semi-Final Round of Judging in Cologne is hosted by the German Academy Ambassador and Cologne-based producer Leopold Hoesch (Broadview TV). The Semi-Final Round of Judging is supported by the State Chancellery of the State of NRW, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the City of Cologne, KölnBusiness, MMC Film Studios, RTL Deutschland, MagentaTV, WDR, the Landesanstalt für Medien NRW and Broadview TV.

Guests expected to attend Cologne’s Emmy Cocktail in the evening include Marcus Ammon (Bavaria Fiction), Inga Leschek, Hauke Bartel and Oliver Schablitzki (RTL), Frank-Dieter Freiling (ZDF), the producers Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm) and Sabine de Mardt (Gaumont), Nico Roden (MMC) and Tom Spieß (Constantin), the actors Moritz Führmann and Max von der Groeben, the TV presenter Laura Karasek and many more. Nathanael Liminski, Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs and the Media of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Head of the State Chancellery, will also be present.

The partnership between North Rhine-Westphalia and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has now been in existence for 15 years. The Film- und Medienstiftung, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Landesanstalt für Medien showcase NRW as a television and series hub at an event each November during the International Emmy Festival. The globalisation of the TV production has further bolstered the significance of the International Emmy Awards as a leading competition and networking platform for television professionals from all over the world.