August 04, 2020

First Russian Producer Nominated for Emmy


First Russian Producer Nominated for Emmy
Who will win the Emmy? Image by ITU Pictures via Flickr

It’s always exciting for Americans to discover which of their favorite shows were nominated for an Emmy. This year, Russians may also feel the excitement, as an Armenian-Russian producer was nominated for an Emmy for the first time ever, for his documentary Hate Among Us.

Sergey Sarkisov, owner of the production company Blitz Films, was part of a team of producers to make the documentary Hate Among Us. The film examines hate crimes committed from Hitler to the present day, all around the world, against members of the Jewish faith. People from many different faith backgrounds took part in the film. According to Sarkisov, “the response from the community about this inhumanity proves that this topic is very important to many people, as well as being very relevant… I do believe that Hate Among Us contributes to the proper understanding and empathy that any kind of national, racial or religious hate continues to be an existing danger, and every human, including humanity itself, can be a target.”

Hate Among Us has been nominated for two Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Special Class Special and Outstanding Directing Special Class.

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