The International Emmy Awards were presented at a gala ceremony in New York with Mammon II, Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel among the night’s winners.
The 45th International Emmy Awards gala ceremony was hosted by Maz Jobrani at the New York Hilton. Awards were presented in 11 categories, with the winners hailing from eight countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Emilio Azcárraga Jean, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Grupo Televisa.
The Scandi show Mammon II was hailed as best drama. Kenneth Branagh took the award for best performance by an actor for his work in Wallander, while Anna Friel won for the Netflix original Marcella. Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution won in the arts programming category. Best comedy went to Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe took the documentary prize. For non-English-language U.S. prime-time program, the winner was HBO Latin America’s Sr. Ávila. The non-scripted entertainment category was won by Sorry Voor Alles (Sorry About That) from Belgium. The best short-form series prize went to the German production The Braun Family. The Turkish drama Kara Sevda (Endless Love) picked up the telenovela award. Best TV movie/mini-series was Don’t Leave Me from France.
“Television is a universal art form that transcends cultures, languages and borders, as demonstrated by tonight’s winners,” said International Academy President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “In these contentious times, when television programming is constantly under attack, the Academy is proud to recognize excellence from around the world.”