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International Academy Announces Host

Ronny Chieng & Special Awards Presenters Iman and Conleth Hill

Iman to Present International Emmy® Directorate Award to Christiane Amanpour 

Conleth Hill to Present International Emmy® Founders Award to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss...

NEW YORK(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT 11.05.19)The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced its Host & Special Awards presenter line-up. 

Stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng, a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and star of Crazy Rich Asians, will host the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 25, in New York City.


Born in Malaysia, and raised in the United States and Singapore, Chieng has sold out multiple global stand-up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Canada and the United Kingdom. He also co-wrote and starred in his own television comedy series "Ronny Chieng: International Student" which aired on ABC Australia, the BBC, Comedy Central Asia and Comedy Central in the US, Chieng is set to release his upcoming Netflix comedy special in December.

Businesswoman, philanthropist, author and former model Iman will present the Directorate Award to CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour. 


Actor Conleth Hill, known worldwide for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones will present the Founders Award to the show’s Creators and Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Lord Varys, present until the final season, plays a pivotal role in many of the series’ plot twists.

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 MIPTV 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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