The International Emmy Awards reached nine countries in 2023

Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Turkey, and the United Kingdom were awarded at the gala night celebrated in New York.

20 NOV 2023

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented Emmys to television creators and performers from nine countries at the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York City. The gala was attended by television professionals from around the world and hosted by actor & comedian Rhys Darby. 

The special Founders Emmy was presented to Jesse Armstrong, creator of the hit HBO show “Succession,” by Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content. Dr. Deepak Chopra presented The Directorate Award to Ektaa R. Kapoor, Co-Founder of Balaji Telefilms. “In a tumultuous time, television again proves to be a common denominator for people around the world. The International Academy is proud to shine a global spotlight on these outstanding programs and performances,” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner.

In addition to the 2 Special Awards, 15 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening for programs from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. There was a tie in the comedy category with "Derry Girls - Season 3" and "Vir Das: Landing," both winning.

The 15 winning International Emmy programs and performances are:

Arts Programming: "Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On" - Eagle Vision / White Pine Pictures / Paquin Entertainment - Canada

Best Performance by an Actor: Martin Freeman in "The Responder" - Dancing Ledge Productions - United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actress: Karla Souza in "La Caída" - Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon - Mexico

Comedy: "Derry Girls - Season 3" - Hat Trick Productions - United Kingdom, and "Vir Das: Landing" - Weirdass Comedy / Rotten Science / Netflix

Documentary: "Mariupol: The People's Story" - Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC - United Kingdom

Drama Series: "The Empress" - Sommerhaus Serien GmbH / Netflix - Germany

Non-Scripted Entertainment: "A Ponte - The Bridge Brasil" - Warner Bros. Discovery / Endemol Shine Brasil - Brazil

Short-Form Series: "Des Gens Bien Ordinaires" - Magneto / Canal+ - France

Sports Documentary: "Harley & Katya" - Stranger Than Fiction Films - Australia

Telenovela: "Yargi" - Ay Yapim - Turkey

TV Movie/Mini-Series: "La Caída" - Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon - Mexico

Kids - Animation: "The Smeds and The Smoos" - Magic Light Pictures - United Kingdom

Kids - Factual & Entertainment: "Built To Survive" - Butter Media / Breslin Media / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Australian Children’s Television Foundation - Australia

Kids - Live-Action: "Heartbreak High" - Fremantle / Newbe / Netflix - Australia