TV Martí Receives Four Emmy Nominations
MIAMI — Television Martí received four local Emmy nominations for informational programming and promotional materials.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Carlos García-Pérez, Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which oversees TV Martí. “I am pleased that our commitment to excellence – from the newsroom to the promotions department – is recognized.”
Winners will be announced in an award ceremony on December 13 in Hollywood, Florida. This is the fourth year in a row that Martí programs have been honored with Emmy nominations.
Janet Lomba, Tatiana Riquelme, Isabel Cuervo and Fabián Pérez-Crespo were nominated for the following productions:
La Nueva Cuba de Guillermo Farias (Interview/Discussion Category)- Janet Lomba, Tatiana Riquelme
Often referred to as the “Cuban Nelson Mandela”, Guillermo Fariñas has survived 24 hunger strikes while fighting for human rights in Cuba. In this compelling and emotional interview, his mother explains how she has planned his funeral many times, and his daughter speaks of her admiration yet worry for him.
Lilo Vilaplana: Arte y Disidencia (Interview/Discussion Category) – Isabel Cuervo
In this engrossing interview, award-winning writer, director and filmmaker, Cuban-born Lilo Vilaplana talks candidly with TV Martí about his art and craft, and how he uses his talent to support freedom of expression in Cuba. The interview captures the artist’s clarity and determination. He conveys his love of his adopted country of Colombia, reminisces about his formative years in Cuba and expresses his longing to see his friends and family in a country free of dictatorship.
Promotion and Commercials – Fabián Pérez-Crespo
Pérez-Crespo is nominated for the promotional spot for radio program Grandes Historias (Great Stories), a show dedicated to the dissemination of great works of world literature hosted by Morell de Oro.
In addition, he received the nod for an animated commercial about Piramideo, the SMS-based social media platform that helps Cubans connect, converse, and share information free from government control.