Onions At The Emmys!

TVO is pleased to hear that both Rhys Thomas and Chris O’Dowd have been nominated for International Emmy Awards!

Moone Boy: © 2 Entertain / Baby Cow Productions / Sky Comedy | The Great Pretender: © Mercury Songs Limited / Eagle Rock Entertainment

O’Dowd’s sitcom Moone Boy, soon set to return for a second series, has been nominated for the International Emmy for Comedy – an award previously won by The IT Crowd back in 2008.  It faces competition from South African show Late Night News with Loyiso Gola, French show Workingirls and Brazilian series How To Enjoy The End Of The World.  It recently won the IFTA for Best Entertainment.

Elsewhere, Thomas has been nominated for the second year running in the category of Arts Programming, for his Rose D’or winning documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender.  That film was a follow up to his previously nominated documentary, Queen: Days Of Our Lives made in collaboration with Simon Luton.

Rhys’s competition this time around are Hello?! Orchestra [South Korea], Soundtrack [Belgium] and Multiple Views: La Máquina Loca (The Crazy Machine) from Mexico.

Winners will be announced at a star-studded Gala in New York, on November 25th, and gents… our fingers are crossed for ya!

If you’ve not seen either piece, the Emmy-nominated Moone Boy and the Emmy-nominated The Great Pretender (we love saying that!), are available now from The Velvet Onion Amazon Store.

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