26 NOV 2019

2019 INTERNATIONAL EMMY WINNERS SPAN 8 COUNTRIES

UK's "McMafia" wins as Best Drama Series, the Hungarian Actress Marina Gera and the Turkish Actor Haluk Bilginer won as Best Performance Categories.

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 47th International Emmy Awards at a Black-Tie Gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Ronny Chieng at the New York Hilton. Two Special Awards and eleven Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening.

Somali-American, philanthropist, author and former model Iman presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of PBS' nightly global affairs show Amanpour. Actor Conleth Hill, known worldwide for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Game of Thrones Creators and Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Haluk Bilginer accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Agah, in Şahsiyet (Persona). Marina Gera accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Irén in Örök Tél (Eternal Winter). The 11 winning International Emmy programs and performances span 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and the US. They are: Dance or Die (Arts Programming), Haluk Bilginer (Best Performance by an Actor), Marina Gera (Best Performance by an Actress), Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos (The Last Hangover) (Comedy), Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World (Documentary), McMafia (Drama Series), Falco (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Hack the City (Short-Form Series); La Reina del Flow (Telenovela), and Safe Harbour (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners' information follows this release.

"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."

2019 International Emmy Awards Winners
Arts Programming: Dance or Die - A Witfilm / NTR Netherlands

Best Performance by an Actor: Haluk Bilginer in Şahsiyet (Persona) - Ay Yapim/Puhu TV Turkey

Best Performance by an Actress: Marina Gera in Örök Tél [Eternal Winter] - Szupermodern Studio Ltd. Hungary

Comedy: Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos [The Last Hangover] - Porta dos Fundos Brazil

Documentary: Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World - Submarine Amsterdam / VPRO Netherlands

Drama Series: McMafia - Cuba Pictures / BBC / AMC United Kingdom

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program: Falco - Spiral International / Red Arrow Studios International / Dynamo
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment: The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night - Spun Gold TV / ITV United Kingdom

Short-Form Series: Hack the City - Fox Lab / Yourmama Braziling, producing and implementing real solutions.

Telenovela: La Reina del Flow - Teleset / Caracol Television Colombia

TV Movie/Mini-Series: Safe Harbour - Matchbox Pictures Australia