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The International Emmy Awards are here, and if it’s leaving you feeling out of the global loop, then why not branch out and try some of these more easily accessible shows?
These are are the four nominees available on Netflix South Africa. You can find the full list of nominees here.
*Note: Neither of the two South African nominees are on Netflix. Thuso Mbedu is nominated for Best Actress for her work on Is’thunzi. You can find show clips on Mzanzi Magic’s YouTube. Disney Cookabout is nominated for Kids’ Non-Scripted Entertainment. You can catch that show on DStv’s Disney Channel Saturdays and Sundays at 9.25am. Clips can be found here.
Hip-Hop Evolution, Canada (Best Arts Programming)
Canadian series Hip-Hop Evolution is nominated for Best Arts Programming, which honours series dedicated to an art form or specific artists.
This particular docuseries follows critically-acclaimed MC and journalist Shad Kabango as he sets out to uncover the foundation of hip-hop.
The show consists of four 45-minute episodes.
Hip-Hop Evolution is nominated alongside Japan’s Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, Brazil’s Portátil, and the Netherlands’ Robin de Puy – Ik ben het allemaal zelf.
Marcella, United Kingdom (Anna Friel for Best Actress)
Anna Friel is nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland as she struggles to save her marriage while tracking down a serial killer she investigated 11 years prior.
The eight-episode-long first season of Marcella is available on Netflix.
Friel is nominated alongside South Africa’s own Thuso Mbedu (Is’thunzi), Brazil’s Adriana Esteves (Justiça), and Germany’s Sonja Gerhardt (Ku’damm 56).
Wanted, Australia (Best Drama Series)
The six-episode-long first season of Australia’s Wanted is currently on Netflix.
It tells of two strangers forced into life on the run after witnessing a murder perpetrated by cops and are subsequently framed for the crime.
The show is nominated with Brazil’s Justiça, Norway’s Mammon II, and Japan’s Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.
Tokyo Trial, Japan (Best TV Movie/Mini-Series)
Tokyo Trial, a four-episode mini-series, follows the 1946 trial in which international Allied judges were tasked with deciding the fates of Japanese war criminals.
It is nominated with Brazil’s Alemão: Os Dois Lados do Complexo, and Don’t Leave Me and Reg, both from France.