The Portuguese telenovela ‘Vidas Opostas’, produced by SP Television and aired on SIC, is among the nominees for the Emmy International television awards announced today, whose winners will be known in November at a ceremony in New York.
‘Vidas Opostas’, written by Alexandre Castro and starring Sara Matos, Joana Santos, Diogo Amaral, João Jesus, and Renato Godinho, disputes the soap opera category with ‘The River’ from South Africa, ‘La Reina del Flow’, from Colombia, and Argentina’s ‘100 Dias para Enamorarse‘, according to information released today on the official awards’ website.
Portugal has won the International Emmy Telenovela category three times: the first time in 2010 with TVI’s ‘Meu Amor’, starring Margarida Marinho, Alexandra Lencastre and Rita Pereira, the second in 2011 with ‘Laços de Sangue’, by SIC, starring Joana Santos, Diana Chaves and Diogo Morgado, and the third last year with TVI’s ‘Ouro Verde’, starring Diogo Morgado and Joana de Verona.
In addition, to this day, Portugal had four other nominations in that category: ‘Remédios Santo’ (TVI) and ‘Rosa Fogo’ (SIC) in 2012, ‘Belmonte’ (TVI) in 2014 and ‘Women’ (TVI) in 2015.
Founded in 1969, the United States International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is an organization that is represented by members from over 60 countries and about 500 television industry companies.
The awards ceremony – eleven categories with four nominees each – is scheduled for November 25 in New York, United States.