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:
Illustre & Inconnu:
Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre
(The Man Who Saved the Louvre)
Best Performance by an Actor
De Familie Film & TV / Avro
Best Performance by an Actress
Anneke von der Lippe
in Øyevitne (Eyewitness)
NRK / SVT / DR / YLE Fem / Nordvision Fund
Doce de Mãe (Sweet Mother)
Globo / Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre
Miners Shot Down
Engrenages Saison 5 (Spiral Season 5)
Canal + Creation Originale / Son et Lumière / BBC Four
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
50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy
Burning Bright Productions / Brown Bread Productions / Sky 1
Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)
Canal+ Creation Originale / Breakout Films
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
The Lippin Group