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Yeonmo [The King’s Affection] Receives First Emmy® For a Telenovela from South Korea


My Better World Receives First Emmy® for a Kids Program from South Africa


Actors Lou de Laâge and Dougray Scott Win Best Performance Categories

NEW YORK, NY (SMI-ENTERTAINMENT, 09.29-11.22.22)-The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented Emmys to television creators and performers from eight different countries including the UK, South Korea, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand at the 50th International Emmy® Awards tonight in New York City.


The Gala was attended by television professionals from around the world and hosted by Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette, at the Hilton Hotel.


“Television around the world has really come of age.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner.  “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."


2 Special Awards and 15 Emmy® statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. 


South Korean actor Song Joong-ki presented the Directorate Award to Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group.


Actors Blair Underwood and Benjamin Bratt presented the Founders Award to writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay.


The 15 winning International Emmy® programs and performances are: Freddie Mercury: The Final Act (Arts Programming), Dougray Scott (Best Performance by an Actor), Lou de Laâge (Best Performance by an Actress), Sex Education – Season 3 (Comedy), Enfants de Daech, les damnés de la guerre [Iraq's Lost Generation] (Documentary), Vigil (Drama Series), Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas (Kids: Animation), My Better World(Kids: Factual & Entertainment), KABAM! Kids: Live Action), Queen of Speed (Sports Documentary), Buscando A Frida (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), Love on the Spectrum- Season 2 (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Rūrangi (Short-Form Series), Yeonmo [The King’s Affection] (Telenovela) and Help (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release. 


Dougray Scott accepted the Emmy® for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as detective Ray Lennox in Irvine Welsh's Crime.


Lou de Laâge accepted the Emmy® for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Eugenie in Le Bal Des Folles [The Mad Women’s Ball].




2022 International Emmy® Awards Winners:



Arts Programming


Bios: Calamaro

Buena Vista Original Productions (Disney) / Nat Geo



Charlie Chaplin, Le Génie De La Liberté [Charlie Chaplin, The Genius Of Liberty]

France Télévisions / Kuiv Productions



Freddie Mercury: The Final Act     WINNER

Rogan Productions

The HIV / AIDS story told through Freddie Mercury’s final years. Featuring exclusive interviews with Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie’s sister Kashmira, and many rock legends. Our story shows that the darkest corners of shame can be banished with honesty, friendship, and of course, rock and roll.

United Kingdom     WINNER


Wonderful World: A New York Jazz Story





Best Performance by an Actor


Sverrir Gudnason in En Kunglig Affär [A Royal Secret]


Stellanova Film / SVT / Film i Väst / Stockholm Film Fund



Scoot McNairy in Narcos: Mexico

Netflix / Gaumont



Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime   WINNER

Cineflix Media Inc. / Buccaneer Media / Off Grid Film & TV

Crime follows the pursuit of serial killer ‘Mr. Confectioner’ by Ray Lennox, a detective engaged in a battle with his demons. Lennox’s problems are rooted in family dysfunction and childhood trauma.

United Kingdom   WINNER


Lee Sun-Kyun in Dr. Brain

Bound Entertainment / Kakao Entertainment / Studioplex / Dark Circle Pictures / Apple

South Korea



Best Performance by an Actress


Celine Buckens in Showtrial

World Productions

United Kingdom


Leticia Colin in Onde Está Meu Coração [Where My Heart Is]




Kim Engelbrecht in Reyka

tpf london / Quizzical / Serena Cullen Productions / MNET South Africa / Fremantle / Heromotives

South Africa


Lou de Laâge in Le Bal des Folles: WINNER

[The Mad Women’s Ball]Légende Films / Amazon


Eugenie hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret at the end of the 19th century, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic at La Pitié Salpêtrière with no possibility of escaping her fate.

France     WINNER





Búnker [Bunker]

HBO Latin America / WarnerMedia Latin America / Dopamine



Dreaming Whilst Black   Big Deal Films

Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom.

United Kingdom        


On The Verge

The Film TV / Canal+ Creation Originale



Sex Education Season 3 WINNER

Netflix / Eleven Film

Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom.

United Kingdom





Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés De La Guerre WINNER

[Iraq’s Lost Generation]Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA

In Post-ISIS Iraq, thousands of “children of ISIS” are living in disastrous sanitary and humanitarian conditions. They have no access to medical care, food assistance, nor, above all, education. This investigation offers a voice to those minors. How can they find a place in society?

France    WINNER


Myanmar Coup: Digital Resistance




O Caso Evandro [The Evandro Case: A Devilish Plot]

Globoplay / Glaz Entretenimento



The Return: Life After ISIS

Sky / Alba Sotorra Productions / MetFilm

United Kingdom



Drama Series



Netflix / Gaumont Television



Narcos: Mexico

Netflix / Gaumont




tpf london / Quizzical / Serena Cullen Productions / MNET South Africa / Fremantle / Heromotives

South Africa


Vigil                    WINNER

World Productions

The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death onboard a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

United Kingdom   WINNER



Kids: Animation


Dapinty, Una Aventura Musicolor [Dapinty, A Musicolor Adventure]

Silverwolf Studios



Fumetsu No Anata E [To Your Eternity]




Les Lapins Cretins – Invasion: Mission sur Mars [Rabbids Invasion Special – Mission to Mars]

Ubisoft Motion Pictures Rabbids



Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas WINNER

Netflix / Aardman

When Shaun's hunt for a bigger stocking hits a snag, the whole farm sets out on a wild holiday adventure — complete with a sleigh!

United Kingdom   WINNER



Kids: Factual & Entertainment


Ikke Gjor Dette Mot Klimaet! [Don’t Do This To The Climate]




My Better World     WINNER

Fundi Films / Maan Creative / Impact(ed) International

My Better World is an animated series following the adventures of six teens as they navigate school, family and friendship. Join them on their journey and meet real-life game-changers making waves in their community.

South Africa   WINNER


Newsround Special – Let’s Talk About Periods


United Kingdom


Sueños Latinoamericanos [Latin American Dreams]

Mi Chica Producciones / Consejo Nacional De Television De Chile / Television Nacional De Chile




Kids: Live-Action


Anonima [Anonymously Yours]

Netflix / Woo Films



Hardball – Season 2

Australian Children’s Television Foundation / Northern Pictures



Kabam!      WINNER

NPO / IJswater Films / KRO-NCRV

KABAM! is all about common childhood fears. Everyone gets scared sometimes. This preschool drama series shows in a light-hearted way that there's a solution to anything. Just use a little imagination, that's the way to do it!

Netherlands      WINNER



Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd / Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd




Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program


2021 Latin American Music Awards

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises / Somos Productions, LLC

United States


Buscando A Frida      WINNER

Telemundo Global Studios / Argos

Frida Pons' parents begin a search for their lost daughter. Her cousins, who last saw her at a party, have no recollection of her whereabouts. In this frantic search, even her closest relatives are considered suspects until proven innocent.

United States    WINNER


La Suerte De Loli

Telemundo Global Studios

United States


Malverde, El Santo Patrón

Telemundo Global Studios / Equipment and Film Design (EFD)

United States



Non-Scripted Entertainment


La Voz Argentina [The Voice] – Season 3




LOL: Last One Laughing Germany

Constantin Entertainment GmbH / Amazon



Love on the Spectrum – Season 2  WINNER

Northern Pictures / ABC / Netflix

Love on the Spectrum follows young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love, dating and relationships. This series celebrates diversity and difference, and teaches us lessons of love and acceptance.

Australia  WINNER


Top Chef Middle East – Season 5


United Arab Emirates



Short-Form Series


Espíritu Pionero [Pioneer Spirit]

TV Pública Argentina



Fly on the Wall

Al Jazeera Digital



Nissene i bingen [Santas in the Hay]

Seefood TV



Rūrangi      WINNER

Autonomouse / The Yellow Affair

After skipping town a decade ago, transgender activist Caz Davis returns to the remote and politically divided dairy community of Rūrangi, hoping to reconnect with his estranged father, who hasn’t heard from him since before Caz’s transition.

New Zealand   WINNER



Sports Documentary



Amazon Studios / Film 45 / Amazon / CobraFilms



Kiyou No Kata [Kiyou’s Kata]

Kansai Television




Federation Entertainment / Echo Studio



Queen Of Speed   WINNER

Sky / Drum Studios

Queen of Speed tells the story of Michèle Mouton’s battle to rise to the top of the male-dominated world of rallying in the 70s and 80s, earning her nickname as 'The Queen of Speed' and making history.

United Kingdom  WINNER





Nos Tempos Do Imperador

TV Globo



Two Lives

Bambú Producciones



YeonMo [The King’s Affection]  WINNER

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) / Netflix / Monster Union / Arc Media

What if there was a King who was a woman but must pretend to be a man? What if, then, a man fell in love with this ‘King’ without knowing their true identity? A romantic yet tragic story of two young persons enwrapped in the royal court politics.

South Korea    WINNER


You Are My Hero

Gcoo Entertainment Co. Ltd. / China Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd / Croton Cultural Media Co., Ltd. / BEIJING LE BEN FILM MEDIA / Jindun Film & Television Culture Center of the Ministry of Public Security of China




TV Movie/Mini-Series


Help        WINNER

The Forge / All3Media International

A young care home worker forms an unlikely bond with a resident living with young onset dementia. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hits, her character and their relationship are put to the test under horrifying circumstances.

United Kingdom WINNER


Il est elle [(S)he]

Newen Connect / And So On Films



Isabel, La Historia Íntima De La Escritora Isabel Allende [Isabel, The Intimate Story Of Isabel Allende]

Megamedia Chile



On The Job

Reality MM Studios / Globe Studios / HBO / Warner Media


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