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McMafia, Falco Land International Emmy Wins


McMafia, Falco and La Reina del Flow were among the winners of this year’s International Emmy Awards, presented at a gala event in New York City last night.

The night also saw Iman present the International Emmy Directorate Award to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and actor Conleth Hill (Lord Varys in Game of Thrones) present the International Emmy Founders Award to Game of Thrones creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The winners hail from eight countries: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S. “Television is a universal art form which transcends cultures, languages and borders, as demonstrated by tonight’s winners,” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “The International Academy is proud to be the preeminent global platform for recognizing excellence in television from around the world.”

Performance awards went to Haluk Bilginer for his role in Şahsiyet (Persona) from Ay Yapim and Puhu TV in Turkey and Marina Gera for her role in Örök Tél (Eternal Winter) from Hungary’s Szupermodern Studio.

Cuba Pictures’ McMafia for BBC and AMC landed the best drama award. Falco from Spiral International, Red Arrow Studios International and Dynamo picked up the award for non-English-language U.S. prime-time program. Caracol and Teleset’s La Reina del Flow was named best telenovela. Safe Harbour from Australia’s Matchbox Pictures won the TV movie and miniseries category.

The award for arts programming went to Dance or Die from A Witfilm and NTR in the Netherlands. For comedy, the award was presented to Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos [The Last Hangover] from Porta dos Fundos in Brazil. The documentary winner was Bellingcat—Truth in a Post-Truth World from Submarine Amsterdam and VPRO in the Netherlands. The non-scripted entertainment was The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night from Spun Gold TV and ITV. Hack the City from Fox Lab and Yourmama in Brazil won the short-form series category.


About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on [email protected]


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