Globo's Amauri Soares to serve as Chairman for the International Emmy Awards Gala

The executive is currently responsible for overseeing Brazil’s behemoth top free-to-air TV network, which reaches the majority of the Brazilian population.

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The International Emmy Awards academy has selected TV Globo Network Head, Amauri Soares to serve as Gala Chair for its 50th edition, scheduled to take place on Monday, 21 November in New York City. The news was confirmed by International Academy President & CEO, Bruce Paisner. 

“The International Emmy Awards is the preeminent global platform for excellence in international television.” Soares said. “It is an honor to serve as Gala Chair for this important 50th anniversary year and I am proud to say that Globo has been part of it since the beginning.” 

In his current role, Soares oversees Brazil’s behemoth top free-to-air TV network which reaches 99.6% of Brazilian homes. He will preside over the Gala, during which the International Academy will recognize programming in fifteen program categories and as previously announced, will present Special Awards to Ava DuVernay and Miky Lee. Acclaimed Film & TV director, writer and producer Ava DuVernay will receive the International Emmy Founders Emmy. Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group, and founder of CJENM, Korea’s foremost film and television studio will receive the International Emmy Directorate Award.

The executive joined TV Globo in 1987 as a journalist and rapidly rose through the ranks to become Head of TV Globo’s free-to- air network in 2020, when TV Globo became part of Globo. Globo is Latin America’s largest media company reaching 100 million viewers daily. The 2022 International Emmy Nominees will be announced late September. This year’s sponsors, to date, include, Ay Yapim, Ernst & Young, Globo, Mip, Sofitel and Variety.