By Erik Pedersen
The United Kingdom swept the two marquee categories at the 50th anniversary International Emmy Awards, which here handed out Monday night in New York. Vigil took Best Drama Series, and Sex Education took the Comedy Series prize. See the list of winners in all 15 categories below.
The Brits dominated this year’s awards, scoring seven overall. France took two, the only other country with multiple wins. Australia’s Love on the Spectrum won for Non-Scripted Entertainment, and Iraq’s Lost Generation (France) took the Documentary prize.
“Television around the world has really come of age,” International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner said. “What is especially gratifying on this 50th anniversary is seeing the number of countries globally which produce world-class television programs and personalities, and win Emmys.”
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay received the International Emmys’ Founders Award, which was presented by her When They See Us star Blair Underwood. The Directorate Award went to Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group. It was presented by South Korean actor Song Joong-ki.
Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette hosted the ceremony from the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan.
Here are the winners of the 50th International Emmys; note that all Russian programs were banned from consideration in the wake of that country’s invasion of Ukraine:
Netflix / Eleven Film
The Forge / All3Media International
Love on the Spectrum – Season 2
Northern Pictures / ABC / Netflix
Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
Buscando A Frida
Telemundo Global Studios / Argos
Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés de la Guerre [Iraq’s Lost Generation]
Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA
Best Performance by an Actress
Lou de Laâge in “Le Bal des Folles” [“The Mad Women’s Ball”]
Légende Films / Amazon
Best Performance by an Actor
Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Cineflix Media Inc. / Buccaneer Media / Off Grid Film & TV
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
Queen Of Speed
Sky / Drum Studios
Kids: Factual & Entertainment
My Better World
Fundi Films / Maan Creative / Impact(ed) International
NPO / IJswater Films / KRO-NCRV
Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas
Netflix / Aardman
YeonMo” [The King’s Affection]
KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) / Netflix / Monster Union / Arc Media
Autonomouse / The Yellow Affair
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