The International Academy of TV Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2020 Emmy Awards in the News & Current Affairs categories. The Brazilian giant is nominated once again in both categories.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 2020 News & Current Affairs categories. The International Emmy winners will be recognized alongside their American news peers during an online ceremony on September 21.

The 8 nominees span 6 countries: Brazil, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brazil’s TV Globo is nominated once again in both categories for the coverage of Rio de Janeiro’s state legislature ghost staff (News) and the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish fighters, in the last five months of the battle against ISIS (Current Affairs).

“In the midst of the pandemic, we are grateful for news organizations like these who even before the pandemic were boldly exploring the issues in their societies.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“We salute the outstanding work and great courage of our nominees for reporting on difficult and sensitive matters, despite the many challenges and obstacles continuously thrown at them.”

The full list of nominees


RJ2: Ghost Staff (TV Globo, Brazil)

Channel 4 News: Hong Kong – A Year of Living Dangerously (ITN, United Kingdom)

Russian Jet Crash-Landing in Moscow: Timeline and Survivors (RT International, Russia)

The Battle for Burkina Faso (Al Jazeera English, Qatar)

Current Affairs

GloboNews Documentário: Allies (GloboNews/Globo TV, Brazil)

BBC Africa Eye: Sex for Grades (BBC Africa Eye, Nigeria)

Swedbank och Penningtvätten: Dirty Banking / The Story of Swedbank and the World’s Largest Money Laundering Scandal (SVT, Sweden)

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag (Hardcash Productions / ITV, United Kingdom)

All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period.