You Can’t Ask That wins big at the 2018 Israeli Television Academy Awards

You Can’t Ask That wins big at the 2018 Israeli Television Academy Awards


The Israeli adaptation of YOU CAN'T ASK THAT has won Best Factual Series at the 2018 Israeli Television Academy Awards.

The premiere season of the adapted ABC original format – known as סליחה על השאלה or Pardon The Question in Israel – was one of 120 programmes vying for the nation’s leading film and television award. Pardon The Question topped considerable competition from the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation’s After the Army and Network 13’s The Conspiracy of Silence to win best factual series.

The award win follows ABC Commercial’s sale of the series’ format rights to Israel’s public broadcaster KAN in 2017. The series has touched hearts and opened minds in Israel with the same honesty and humour that has made the original Australian series such a huge local and international success.

“ABC Commercial is thrilled You Can’t Ask That has continued to be such a remarkable hit with audiences internationally,” said Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales & Distribution, ABC Commercial. “With our team having now finalised format options for the series in 27 countries around the world, we’re confident the series will only continue to make its mark as the ABC’s most successful original format ever.”

The fourth series of You Can’t Ask That begins on ABC Television this April, asking misunderstood, misjudged or marginalised Australians the questions people have always wanted to know the answers to but have been afraid to ask.

The new eight-part series features the first-person voices of African Australians, intersex people, carnies and show people, ex-politicians, alcoholics, disaster survivors, the deaf and people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

In addition to being honoured by the Israeli Television Academy, You Can’t Ask That was also awarded the European Broadcast Union’s prestigious Rose d’Or Award for Best Reality and Factual Entertainment Program in 2017 and Spain’s Iris Award for Best Program in 2018.

In Australia, the series has been awarded three United Nations Association of Australia Media Awards and been nominated for two AACTA Awards, a Logie Award and an Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Award.

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You Can’t Ask That wins big at the 2018 Israeli Television Academy Awards