MasterChef SA, Late Nite with Loyiso Gola nominated for Emmys

We love a good story, don’t we? Well as South Africans we can be super proud of two of our television productions. MasterChef South Africa and Late Night with Loyiso Gola have both been nominated for International Emmys. MasterChef was nominated in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category, while Loyiso’s show was nominated in the Comedy category. Fantastic news and rightful nominees they are. MasterChef was shot beautifully. The mix of contestants, the drama that unfolded, the food that was cooked and the show in general was just winning. Loyiso’s show is sharp, intelligent, funny and brilliant. The mix of comedians who have joined Loyiso on screen works so well and the host himself is deserving of an Emmy and more.

On receiving news about the Emmy nomination, Pierre Cloete, M-Net‘s Channel Director, says that the International Emmy nomination for MasterChef South Africa Season 1 is a huge honour: “To have the international benchmark of TV award ceremonies recognize MasterChef South Africa Season 1 with a nomination for Best International Reality Series is not only an honour, but also a huge endorsement to all parties involved. We’d like to congratulate the series producers – Quizzical Pictures and Lucky Bean Media – for creating such a high quality series. We look forward to hearing the results of this prestigious nomination.”

“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 see LNN as an extension of our news service at eNCA and value the hard work and dedication from Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Tamsin Andersson and the rest of the team.” said Patrick Conroy, eNCA Group Head of News.

Tamsin Andersson, Producer of LNN said that “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. Thank you to eNCA and for all the support”.

Big up to both productions. The 41st International Emmy® Awards will be held in New York City on the 25th of November. I WANT TO GO!

Below is a full list of the nominees for the 41st International Emmy® Awards:

Arts Programming

Hello?! Orchestra
MBC / SAN Media
South Korea

Geronimo BVBA

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

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

Best Performance by an Actor

Shinichi Tsutsumi In Yasu – A Single Father’s Story

Sean Bean In Accused
RSJ Films
Heino Ferch In Anatomy of Revenge
ZDF / ARTE / Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Vienna / ORF

Marcos Palmeira In Mandrake Especial
HBO Latin America Originals / Goritzia Filmes

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

Lotta Tejle In 30 Degrees in February
SVT / Fundament Film

Fernanda Montenegro
In Sweet Mother
TV Globo


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

Gazelle et Cie / Canal Plus

How to Enjoy the End of the World
TV Globo


The Golden Hour
Desert Road / TVNZ
New Zealand

My Mother, Lady Bondong
South Korea

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

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

Drama Series

Maalaala Mo Kaya
The Philippines

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

Next in Line
TV Globo

RSJ Films

Non-Scripted Entertainment

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

MasterChef South Africa
Quizzical Pictures / Lucky Bean Media
South Africa

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

Reto al Chef 2


Semba Comunicação

30 vies (30 lives)
Aetios Productions Inc.

Brasil Avenue
TV Globo

Side by Side
TV Globo

TV Movie/Mini-Series

DramaW Mini-Series: Heaven’s Ark

WOWOW INC. / FINE Entertainment

Secret State
Company Television / Newscope Films

SOMOS – Cadáver se necesita
AGADU / Canal 10

A Day for a Miracle
Rowboat Film / ZDF

Author: Jason Von Berg

Digital content marketer. Mobile App Editor. Entertainment, travel and New York City lover. #Triathlete, #Ironman, health and wellness advocate, @Futurelifeza ambassador

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