News parody show The Noose nominated for International Emmy

Posted on 04 October 2011

Eat your hearts out, Channel NewsAsia, The Noose is listed as one of four possible winners for the ‘Comedy’ category.

Somewhere in Caldecott Hill, the likes of Barbarella, Leticia Bongnino, and B.B See must be going wild. That’s because The Noose (Season 3) has been nominated for an International Emmy for Best Comedy.

These three, by the way, are the main characters of the show.

The news was revealed by excited Noose actor Alaric Tay on his Facebook page: “WOOHOO!” he shouted.

‘Shoneword’, who claims to write for The Noose, blogged about the nomination:

“I feel lucky. I feel like I’ve won a prize somehow. The luck of the draw. Like they say, just being nominated is enough. You already feel closer. You feel humble too, because it’s an honour, and somehow, it wouldn’t be possible if Prem, the producer of The Noose, and the people at MediaCorp, if they hadn’t given me the opportunity to write for The Noose.”

Yahoo Singapore! reported that Michelle Chong and Chua Enlai, the stars of the show, were exchanging texts with Prem Anand throughout the day. Enlai even popped a champagne bottle to celebrate.

Prem added that this is not the first time a Singaporean show was nominated for the award. That honor went to The Arena in 2007. The show pitted secondary school students against one another in a debate competition.

The Noose will be vying for the award with three other comedy shows: Benidorm Bastards from Belgium, Breaking Up from Brazil, and Facejacker from the United Kingdom. The awards are held in November each year at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

The awards are presented by the The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology.

While no one in Hollywood cares about the International Emmys, this is surely a big deal for us Singaporeans. Which means more gloating from The Noose team on the next season of their hit show, at the expense of Channel NewsAsia — their most hated rival.

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