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International Academy Returns to In-Person Ceremony


Call My Agent! Season 4 (France) Wins Comedy


Tehran (Israel) Wins Drama Series


Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice Garners First Emmy® for a Program from Thailand


Actors David Tennant and Hayley Squires Win Best Performance Categories


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 49th International Emmy® Awards tonight at an in-person Black-Tie Gala event in New York City. The Gala was attended by television professionals from around the world and hosted by actress and comedian Yvonne Orji at the Great Hall of Casa Cipriani.


“We are delighted to be able to gather the global television community, in-person again, in New York to celebrate the world’s best television.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner. “The diversity and geographic spread of tonight’s winners demonstrate once again the universal power of great storytelling and performances.”


1 Special Award and 11 Emmy® statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening.


Former NBA Player and NBA Champion with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki presented the International Emmy® Directorate Award to Dr. Thomas Bellut, Director General of German public broadcaster ZDF, one of Europe’s major and most renowned broadcasters.


The 11 winning International Emmy® programs and performances span 8 countries: France, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, PR China, Thailand, the UK and the US. They are: Kubrick by Kubrick (Arts Programming), David Tennant (Best Performance by an Actor), Hayley Squires (Best Performance by an Actress), Call my Agent ! – Season 4 (Comedy), Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (Documentary), Tehran (Drama Series), 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards® (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), The Masked Singer (Non-Scripted Entertainment), INSiDE (Short-Form Series), The Song of Glory (Telenovela) and Atlantic Crossing (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.


David Tennant accepted the Emmy® for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des.


Hayley Squires accepted the Emmy® for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as British porn star Jolene Dollar in Adult Material.


Documentary Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice garnered the first ever Emmy® for a program from Thailand.


All nominated program trailers and exclusive Nominee interviews will be featured online during the International Emmy® World Television Festival from November 12 to 22 on the International Academy’s website.



The 2021 International Emmy Awards Winners are:

Arts Programming
 Emicida – Amarelo: E Tudo Para Ontem [Emicida – Amarelo: It’s All For Yesterday] Netflix     Brazil
Kubrick By Kubrick
Temps Noir / Telemark / ARTE 
 France   Winner

Nakamura-ya family 2020 Mattemashita! Kankuro Shichinosuke Shiren to Kassai no Makuake SP [Kabuki Actors’ Anguish – Is Entertainment Nonessential?] Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Kyodo Television, Ltd.
Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words
Footwork Films Ltd
United Kingdom 
Best Performance By An Actor 
Roy Nik in Normali
Dori Media / HOT      Israel
Nawazuddin Siddique in Serious Men
Bombay Fables / Cineraas Entertainment / Netflix   India
Christian Tappán in El Robo del Siglo (The Great Heist)
Dynamo Producciones / Netflix  Colombia
David Tennant in Des
New Pictures / ITV
United Kingdom Winner

 Best Performance By An Actress
Valeria Betucelli in El Cuaderno de Tomy
Pampa Films / Netflix    Argentina
Ane Garabain in Patria
HBO Europe / Alea Media     Spain
Menna Shalaby in Every Week Has a Friday
Shahid / Meem / Film Factory     Egypt
Haley Squires in Adult Material
Fifty Fathoms      United Kingdom Winner

Call my Agent – Season 4
Mon Voisin Productions / Mother Productions / France télévision / Netflix 
Motherland: Christmas Special
Merman Television / Twofour / Lionsgate
United Kingdom
Promesas de Campaña [Campaign Promises]
Foxtelecolombia / Claro Video Colombia

Vir Das: For India
Weirdass Comedy / Netflix    India
Cercados [Sieged]
Original Globoplay / Globo Jornalism Brazil
Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice
2050 Productions / Netflix    Thailand Winner

They Call Me Babu
Pieter van Huystee Film     Netherlands
Toxic Beauty
White Pine Pictures    Canada 
Drama Series 
Ram Madhvani Films / Endemol Shine Group India
El Presidente
Gaumont / Amazon Studios    Chile
Donna and Shula Productions / Paper Plane Productions

There She Goes – Season 2
Merman Television    United Kingdom
 Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards® 
The Latin Recording Academy / Univision   Winner
 United States of America

A Tiny Audience
A Tiny Audience, LLC    United States of America
Covid 19 Adaptarnos O Morir
WAPA      United States of America
Premio Lo Nuestro 2020
Univision Network     United States of America
Non-Scripted Entertainment
Da’s Liefde! [That’s Love!]
Shelter    Belgium
CJ ENM / Studio Take One / Big Hit Entertainment
South Korea
¿Quién es la Máscara? [The Masked Singer] – Season 2
Televisa / EndemolShine Boomdog    Mexico
The Masked Singer
Bandicoot Scotland / ITV    Winner
    United Kingdom

Short-Form Series
Beirut 6:07
Shahid / Imagic   Lebanon
Diário de Um Confinado
Original Globo play     Brazil
Gente Hablando [People Talking] – Season 2
Set Màgic Audiovisual / Atresmedia   Spain
Luminous Beast   New Zealand Winner

Amor de Mãe [A Mother’s Love]
Original Globoplay  Brazil
Quer o Destino [Destiny]
Plural Entertainment Portugal
The Song Of Glory
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd / Croton Cultural Media Co., Ltd / Croton Entertainment Co. Ltd / Oasis Studio    PR China     Winner
Wo De Nv Xia Luo Ming Yi [A Quest To Heal]
Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd    Singapore 
TV Movie / Mini-Series 
Atlantic Crossing
Cinenord / Beta Film / NRK
    Norway Winner

New Pictures/ITV     United Kingdom
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Studio Dragon / Story TV / Gold medalist South Korea
Todas As Mulheres do Mundo (All the Women in the World)
Original Globo play  

About The International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at Mip Junior and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming.

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