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Shows from Brazil and the U.K. lead the pack for this year's International Emmy Awards, with the BBC's gangster drama McMafia and Fox Networks Group's Brazilian crime series One Against All among the nominees for the top honor of best drama series. The German financial thriller Bad Banks and Sacred Games, an Indian series from Netflix set in the Mumbai underworld, are also nominated.
Another Netflix original, the Brazilian show The Last Hangover, is among the best comedy nominees, together with Singaporean series FAM!, Israel's Checkout! and the second season of the Canadian comedy Workin' Moms.
Anglo actors are typically the ones to beat at the International Emmys, and this year's frontrunners include Christopher Eccleston, nominated for his performance on the BBC show Come Home, and Jenna Coleman, up for best actress for her starring turn on the Australian miniseries The Cry.
But, as always with the International Emmys, the nominees are diverse and cosmopolitan. The 44 nominations across 11 categories stem from 21 countries.
"The diversity, geographic spread and quality of this year's nominees is a testament to the increasing wealth of outstanding television being created on a global scale," Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Thursday in a statement.
The International Academy this year will also present special awards to CNN and PBS journalist Christiane Amanpour and to Game of Thrones co-creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The winners of this year’s International Emmys will be announced Nov. 25 in New York.
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