October 14, 2014 7:25 am
Updated: October 14, 2014 7:27 am

Canada picks up three International Emmy nominations

Claude Legault, pictured in 2010.

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TORONTO — Canada picked up three International Emmy nominations on Monday, including one for Montreal actor Claude Legault.

The 51-year-old is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for playing Benoit Chartier on the Montreal-filmed police drama 19-2.

Legault is up against British actor Stephen Dillane (The Tunnel), Argentina’s Pablo Rago (Television por la Justicia) and China’s Xiubo Wu (The Orphan of Zhao).

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Canadian feature documentary The Exhibition earned an International Emmy nomination in the Arts Programming category. The film, directed by Vancouver’s Damon Vignale, chronicles Vancouver artist Pamela Masik’s struggle to show her collection of paintings of victims of convicted serial killer Robert Pickton.

In the Telenovela category, 30 vies from Montreal’s AETIOS Productions is in the running.

Britain leads the International Emmy nominations with six, followed by Brazil with five.

Forty nominees from 19 countries are competing in 10 categories. The awards will be handed out Nov. 24 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Last week, nominations in the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced and the Ontario-shot family film Against the Wild earned a nod for best Kids TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The movie stars Newfoundland-born, Alberta-raised Natasha Henstridge.

Toronto’s Nelvana shares a nomination in the Kids Preschool category for Mike the Knight, a co-production with the UK’s HiT Entertainment.

The Kids Awards will be handed out Feb. 20 in New York.

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