NEW YORK, NY – The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 47th International Emmy® Awards at a Black-Tie Gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Ronny Chieng at the New York Hilton in late November.
Two ‘Special Awards’ and 11 ‘Emmy statues’ were presented by the International Academy during the evening. Somali-American, philanthropist, author and former model Iman presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of PBS’ nightly global affairs show Amanpour.
Actor Conleth Hill, known worldwide for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Game of Thrones Creators and Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Haluk Bilginer accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Agah, in Şahsiyet (Persona). Marina Gera accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Irén in Örök Tél (Eternal Winter).
The 11 winning International Emmy programs and performances span 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and the US. They are: Dance or Die (Arts Programming), Haluk Bilginer (Best Performance by an Actor), Marina Gera (Best Performance by an Actress), Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos (The Last Hangover), Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World (Documentary), McMafia (Drama Series), Falco (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Hack the City (Short-Form Series); La Reina del Flow (Telenovela), and Safe Harbour (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.
“Television is a universal art form which transcends cultures, languages and borders, as demonstrated by tonight’s winners.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “The International Academy is proud to be the preeminent global platform for recognizing excellence in television from around the world.”
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 Prime-time 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.
For a complete list of winners as well as more information go to www.iemmys.tv