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Money Heist, Nevsu Take Home International Emmy Wins


The International Emmy Awards were presented at a gala ceremony in New York with La Casa de Papel, Nevsu and Man in an Orange Shirt among the night’s winners.

The 46th International Emmy Awards gala was hosted by Hari Kondabolu at the New York Hilton. Awards were presented in 11 categories, with winners hailing from 10 countries: Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S.

Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing. Prolific producer Greg Berlanti received this year’s Founders Award, presented at the gala by Blindspot star Sullivan Stapleton and producer Julie Plec.

The acclaimed Spanish series La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) took home the night’s best drama prize. The BBC’s Man in an Orange Shirt landed the win in the TV movie/mini-series category. The Israeli series Nevsu was named best comedy. Best non-English-language U.S. program went to Endemol Shine Boomdog’s El Vato. Portugal’s Ouro Verde (The Payback) took the prize for best telenovela.

In the performance categories, the winners were Lars Mikkelsen for DR’s Ride Upon the Storm and Anna Schudt for RTL’s Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht (The Sniffles Would Have Been Fine).

The 2018 International Emmy Award for non-scripted entertainment went to Belgium’s Did You Get The Message? Etgar Keret from the Netherlands won for arts programming. Goodbye Aleppo was named best documentary. The International Emmy for short-form series was presented to Una Historia Necesaria from Chile.

“For people who work in television across the globe, this is the best of times,” said International Academy President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “Despite change and uncertainty around the world, programming thrives. We congratulate the winners for helping to make television better and better.”

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