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2015 International Emmy® Awards Winners Announced


French Programs Lead with 3 Wins in the Arts Programming, Drama Series and TV Movie/Mini-Series Categories Followed by 2 Wins for Brazilian Programs in the Comedy and Telenovela Categories


NEW YORK, November 23, 2015 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 43rd International Emmy® Awards tonight at a Gala event attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by Egyptian Comedian Bassem Youssef at the New York Hilton.

2 Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening.

French programs led the night with 3 Emmys in the Arts Programming, Drama Series and TV Movie/Mini-Series categories followed by Brazilian programs with 2 Emmys in the Comedy and Telenovela categories.

Performances from Norway (Best Performance by an Actress), the Netherlands (Best Performance by an Actor), and programs from South Africa (Documentary), the United Kingdom (Non-Scripted Entertainment) and the United States (Non-English US Primetime Program), each won one Emmy. Academy Award winning Actor and Producer Michael Douglas presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO.

Academy Award and Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern who currently stars as Lady Cora in Downton Abbey and the show's Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Executive Producer Gareth Neame presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Academy Award & Emmy Award Winner Julian Fellowes, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey.

The 10 International Emmy Award Winning programs and performances are: Illustre & Inconnu: Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre (The Man Who Saved the Louvre) (Arts Programming), Maarten Heijmans (Best Performance by an Actor), Anneke von der Lippe (Best Performance by an Actress), Doce de Mae (Sweet Mother) (Comedy), Miners Shot Down (Documentary), Spiral Season 5 (Engrenages) (Drama Series), Arrepentidos - El Infierno de Montoya (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy Non-Scripted Entertainment), Império (Empire) (Telenovela), and Soldat Blanc (White Soldier) (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

"Television is a universal art form that transcends cultures, languages and borders," said International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. "In light of recent terrible events, the International Academy is particularly proud to congratulate all of the winners- among which 3 from France- for shining a global spotlight on their cultural heritage with the Emmy."






43rd International Emmy® Awards Winners:


Arts Programming
 
Illustre & Inconnu:
Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre
(The Man Who Saved the Louvre)
Ladybirds Films
France

 
Best Performance by an Actor
 
Maarten Heijmans
in Ramses
De Familie Film & TV / Avro
Netherlands

 
Best Performance by an Actress
 
Anneke von der Lippe
in Øyevitne (Eyewitness)
NRK / SVT / DR / YLE Fem / Nordvision Fund
Norway

 
Comedy
 
Doce de Mãe (Sweet Mother)
Globo / Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre
Brazil

 
Documentary
 
Miners Shot Down
Uhuru Productions
South Africa

 
Drama Series
 
Engrenages Saison 5 (Spiral Season 5)
Canal + Creation Originale / Son et Lumière / BBC Four
France

 
Non-English U.S. Primetime Program
 
Arrepentidos - El Infierno de Montoya
Fox International Channels Latin America / National Geographic Channel / Fox Telecolombia
United States of America

 
Non-Scripted Entertainment
 
50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy
Burning Bright Productions / Brown Bread Productions / Sky 1
United Kingdom

 
Telenovela
 
Império (Empire)
Globo
Brazil

 
TV Movie/Mini-Series
 
Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)
Canal+ Creation Originale / Breakout Films
France





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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

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