International Emmys for Sex Education, Vigil
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded International Emmy Awards to television creators and performers from eight different countries, including the United Kingdom, South Korea, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.
Sex education the third season (Netflix/Eleven Film, UK) won the comedy award. Vigil (World Productions, UK) won the drama award.
Performance nods went to Dougray Scott in The Irvine Welsh Murder (Buccaneer/Off Grid Film & TV, UK) and Lou de Laâge in The Bal des Folles [The Mad Women’s Ball] (Caption Films/Amazon Studios, France).
To help (The Forge Entertainment/One Shoe Films, UK) won the TV Movie/Mini-Series award.
For children’s programs, Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas (Aardman/BBC/Netflix, UK) won in animation, My better world (Fundi Films/MAAN Creative/Impact(ed) International, South Africa) for factual entertainment, and Kabam! (Ijswater Films/KRO-NCRV, Netherlands) for live action.
Yoonmo [The King’s Affection] (KBS/Arc Media/Monster Union/Netflix, South Korea) won for the telenovela.
The winner of the US non-English primetime program was Buscando a Frida (Telemundo Global Studios/Argos).
In Unscripted Entertainment, the winner was love on the spectrum season two (Northern Pictures, Australia).
The winner of the documentary was Children of Daesh, the damned of war [Iraq’s Lost Generation] (Cineteve, France). queen of speed (Drum Studios, UK) won the sports documentary award.
For artistic programming, the prize was awarded to Freddie Mercury: The Final Act (Rogan Productions, UK).
Rurangi (Autonomouse, New Zealand) won the short form trophy.
South Korean actor Song Joong-ki presented the leadership award to Miky Lee, Vice President of CJ Group.
Actors Blair Underwood and Benjamin Bratt presented the Founders Award to writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay.
“Television around the world has really come of age,” said Bruce Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy. “What’s especially gratifying on this 50th anniversary is to see the number of countries around the world producing world-class television programs and personalities and winning Emmys.”