Emmys: SA actress, series in lists

2010-10-06 00:00

SOUTH African actress Lerato Moloisane and the local television series Hopeville will be hoping to bring home prizes at the 38th International Emmy Awards in New York on November 22.

Moloisane, who plays Katlego in the SABC 1 drama series Home Affairs, will be up against Helena Bonham Carter for the British biopic Enid, Iris Berben for Germany’s The Krupps — A Family Between War and Peace, and Lilia Cabral for Brazil’s Seize the Day.

Home Affairs, created and produced by Roberta Durrant for Penguin Films, tells the story of nine very different women whose lives are interconnected by universal synchronicity. The series, which premiered on SABC 1 on July 14, 2005, was nominated for best drama awards at the 2006 and 2008 International Emmy Awards.

Hopeville, fresh from winning the prestigious Rose d’Or award for best drama and mini-series at the Rose d’Or Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, will be hoping to add the International Emmy for TV Movie or Miniseries to its growing collection of awards.

The series, which was broadcast on SABC 2, is up against Germany’s Marcel Reich-Ranicki: The Author of Himself, Britain’s Small Island and Brazil’s Sound & Fury.

Produced by Curious Pictures for Heartlines and SABC Education, Hopeville tells the story of an alcoholic father, played by Themba Ndaba, who tries to win the love of his son (Junior Singo) by fixing the local swimming pool.

In the best actor category, Britain’s Bob Hoskins (The Street) will be up against Germany’s Sebastian Koch (Sea Wolf), Sid Lucero of The Philippines for Dahil May Isang Ikaw, and Argentina’s Leonardo Sbaraglia for Epitafios.

During the ceremony, music mogul Simon Cowell will receive the honorary International Emmy Founders Award recognising his role in building an international empire and changing the face of television for his work on American Idol and America’s Got Talent, among other shows, and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels will receive the honorary International Emmy Directorate Award for creating a new brand of comedy on TV.

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