NEW YORK, November 24 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 42nd International Emmy® Awards tonight at a Gala event attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by British Comedian and writer Matt Lucas at the New York Hilton.
2 Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. Winners span 8 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For the first time a US primetime program produced 50% or more in a language other than English, won an Emmy. This will be a permanent category moving forward.
Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner.
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox and News Corporation presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Roberto Irineu Marinho Chairman & CEO, Grupo Globo. They were joined on the stage by Brazilian actors Milton Gonçalvez and Gloria Pires.
The 10 International Emmy Award Winning programs and performances are:The Exhibition (Arts Programming), Stephen Dillane (Best Performance by an Actor), Bianca Krijgsman (Best Performance by an Actress), What If? 2 (Comedy), Frihet bakom galler (No Burqas Behind Bars) (Documentary), Utopia (Drama Series), El Señor de los Cielos (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), Educating Yorkshire (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Precious Pearl (Telenovela), and Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War) (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.
“In the turbulent world we live in today, television’s unique power to show the beauty and drama of the human story is even more important and impactful,” said International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. “These outstanding programs and performances are an inspiration to audiences worldwide.”
2014 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD WINNERS
An artist faces public outrage as she struggles to mount a large-scale exhibition of paintings based on a police poster of missing women-26 of whom are found murdered on a serial killer’s farm
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Stephen Dillane as Karl Roebuck
When the body of a French politician is found on the border of the UK and France, Detective Karl Roebuck is sent to investigate on behalf of the British police. A warm family man, Karl could not be more different from his French counterpart, Elise Wasserman. As they are drawn into the case of the serial killer, Karl and Elise learn to respect each other’s differences and work together.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Bianca Krijgsman as Mirte
De Nieuwe Wereld (The New World)
Mirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration center, a single mother who cannot take care of her son, just managing to keep a grip on her life. This is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee, not put off by her aggression. During the 10 days of his asylum procedure, their encounters lead to an unexpected relationship.
What If? 2
Shelter / TV Bastards
What If? is a comedy sketch show.Every sketch begins with the question what if? What if Jesus was a stand-up comedian? What if all the cops were gay? What If? transports viewers into a completely new and different world!
Frihet bakom galler (No Burqas Behind Bars)
Nima Film / SVT / NHK / DR / NRK / IKON / The Swedish Film Institute / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee / Nordisk Film & TV Fond / APSA Academy Film Fund
Meet Sara, Nadjibeh, Sima, and their fellow inmates in a close portrait of life behind bars in an Afghan women’s prison. Most of the women are convicted of running away from their husbands. But the question arises: where are they most free, in prison or in the outside society?
Kudos Film & TV / Channel 4
What if the conspiracy nuts are right? What if there really are people trying to control our lives?
NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE US PRIMETIME PROGRAM
El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies)
Telemundo Studios / Caracol TV
United States of America
Follow Aurelio Casillas’ journey in becoming the leading, and only, drug dealer in Mexico in the ’90s, taking Pablo Escobar’s place in the region. Police officer Marco Mejia is in his way. After Casillas’ picture is published, ‘The Lord of the Skies’ must disappear without a trace.
Educating Yorkshire is located at the heart of a diverse northern community, offering the audience a fascinating insight into modern school life in the U.K.
Franz is the son of a millionaire factory owner. In the Himalayas, he has an accident and meets Ananda, a spiritual leader. When he is back, he falls for Amelia, a factory worker. Together they have a baby girl, who happens to “come” from afar with a mission.
Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War)
teamWorx Television & Film / ZDF / Beta Film / ZDF Enterprises
Five adolescents, whose friendship was supposed to last a lifetime, are forced to realize that war changes everything.
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 50 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awardsat MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
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