International Emmys nominations favor UK, Brazil, France

Forty nominees across 10 categories have been announced ahead of the International Emmy Awards ceremony on November 23.

The UK has seven programs on the list, with Brazilian shows accounting for five nominations, France for four, and South Africa for three.

British actress Sheridan Smith picked up a Best Actress for her portrayal of singer and TV presenter Cilla Black in "Cilla," while Rafe Spall got a nod for his performance in the "White Christmas" episode of satirical sci-fi series "Black Mirror."

They share the categories of Best Actress and Best Actor with Anneke von der Lippe ("Oyevitne") and Fernanda Montenegro ("Doce de Mae"), and with Engin Akyurek ("Kara Para Ask"), Emilio de Mello ("Psi"), and Maarten Heijmans ("Ramses") respectively.

Four of Brazil's five nominations were split evenly between drama "Psi" and comedy "Doce de Mae," the other coming for telenovela "Imperio," while France's four noms were for "Engrenages" (Spiral), "Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre," "Fais Pas Ci, Fais Pas Ca" and "Soldat Blanc" (The White Soldier).

South African productions "Puppet Nation ZA," "Miners Shot Down" and "Master Chef South Africa" were also among those acknowledged.

A full list of nominees can be found at

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