'Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola' nominated for an Emmy

Comedian Loyiso Gola. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)

Comedian Loyiso Gola. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)

Thirty-six nominees in nine categories were announced on Monday for the annual Emmy awards, which will take place on the November 25. The announcement – made at the TV and entertainment market, Mipcom, in Cannes – includes nominations from 19 countries including Angola, South Africa and Brazil. "This is the first time that programmes from Angola and Uruguay are nominated," said the Emmys.

From South Africa, Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola (LNN) was nominated in the comedy category and goes head-to-head with the UK's Moone Boy, Workingirls from France and Brazilian show How to Enjoy the End of the World.

Producer of the news parody show LNN Tamsin Andersson said, "It's a great feeling to have this recognition. The LNN team has worked tirelessly and passionately on the show from the beginning and it is humbling and very exciting that the Emmy's have given us a nod." 

The eNCA show's anchor, Loyiso Gola, is joined by comedian David Kibuuka, ventriloquist Conrad Koch and his political analyst puppet Chester Missing, to name a few, as they poke fun at the South African politics.

"Late Nite News has become part of our national conversation. It has taught us to laugh at ourselves and see the truth through humour. I ... value the hard work and dedication from Loyiso Gola, [producers] Kagiso Lediga, Tamsin Andersson and the rest of the team," said Patrick Conroy, eNCA group head of news.

'MasterChef SA'
MasterChef South Africa was nominated for the Non-Scripted Entertainment prize and will compete with Go Back to Where You Came From (Australia), Reto al Chef 2 (Colombia) and Dear Neighbors Help Our Daughter Find Love (Israel).

Other nominees of the Emmys include the Academy Award-nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras in the Documentary category, British four-part political thriller Secret State and Sean Bean from the UK, who is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for his role in Accused.

This year's Emmy's will also present two special awards. Director of the new Star Wars movie JJ Abrams will receive the 2013 International Emmy Founders Award and Anke Schäferkordt, co-chief executive of the RTL Group and chief executive of RTL Germany, will take home the 2013 International Emmy Directorate Award.

Emmy winners will be announced on November 25 2013 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

The full list of nominees:

ARTS PROGRAMMING

Hello?! Orchestra
MBC / SAN Media
South Korea

Soundtrack
Geronimo BVBA
Belgium

Multiple Views - La Máquina Loca (The Crazy Machine)
TV UNAM / El Caiman Films / Alebrije
Mexico

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
EMP / Mercury Songs co-production for Eagle Rock Entertainment
UK

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Shinichi Tsutsumi in Yasu - A Single Father's Story
NHK
Japan

Sean Bean in Accused
RSJ Films
UK

Heino Ferch in Anatomy of Revenge
ZDF / ARTE / Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Vienna / ORF
Germany

Marcos Palmeira in Mandrake Especial
HBO Latin America Originals / Goritzia Filmes
Brazil

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Li Sun in The Back Palace: Legend of Zhen Huan
Dongyang Flower Film TV Culture / Beijing TV Art Center / SMG Picture / Beijing Star Galaxy Film TV Culture Communication
PR China

Sheridan Smith in Mrs Biggs
ITV Studios / December Media
UK

Lotta Tejle in 30 Degrees in February
SVT / Fundament Film
Sweden

Fernanda Montenegro in Sweet Mother
TV Globo
Brazil

COMEDY

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola
eNCA (e News Channel Africa) / Diprente
South Africa

Moone Boy
Baby Cow Productions / Grand Pictures / Sprout Pictures / Hot Cod Productions / Sky 1 HD
UK

Workingirls
Gazelle et Cie / Canal Plus
France

How to Enjoy the End of the World
TV Globo
Brazil

DOCUMENTARY

The Golden Hour
Desert Road / TVNZ
New Zealand

My Mother, Lady Bondong
MBC
South Korea

5 Broken Cameras
Alegria Productions / Guy DVD Films / Burnat Films Palestine / France Télévisions
France

5 de Mayo, Un Dia de Gloria
Discovery Channel Latin America / Cactus Films
Mexico

DRAMA SERIES

Maalaala Mo Kaya
ABS-CBN
The Philippines

Les Revenants (Rebound)
Haut et Court TV / Canal+ Original Programming
France

Next in Line
TV Globo
Brazil

Accused
RSJ Films
UK

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

Go Back to Where You Came From
SBS Television Australia / Cordell Jigsaw Productions
Australia

MasterChef South Africa
Quizzical Pictures / Lucky Bean Media
South Africa

Dear Neighbors Help Our Daughter Find Love
Keshet Broadcasting / Keshet International / Fuchsia Productions
Israel

Reto al Chef 2
Foxtelecolombia
Colombia

TELENOVELA

Windeck
Semba Comunicação
Angola

30 vies (30 lives)
Aetios Productions Inc
Canada

Brasil Avenue
TV Globo
Brazil

Side by Side
TV Globo
Brazil

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

DramaW Mini-Series: Heaven's Ark
WOWOW INC. / FINE Entertainment
Japan

Secret State
Company Television / Newscope Films
UK

SOMOS - Cadáver se necesita
AGADU / Canal 10
Uruguay

A Day for a Miracle
Rowboat Film / ZDF
Germany

stefanie jason

stefanie jason

Following studying towards her Film & Media degree at the University of Cape Town and North Carolina State University, Stefanie Jason began work as a copy editor and writer for various South African publications, including Bona, True Love and Sowetan, as well as the Mail & Guardian. For the M&G's arts & culture supplement Friday, she writes about art, music & lifestyle when she isn't relaxing, traveling or checking out Jo'burg's many art galleries. Read more from stefanie jason

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