New York – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 40th International Emmy Awards at a Gala event held on Monday at the New York Hilton, hosted by Regis Philbin.
Winners span 6 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. For the first time, both performance categories were won by an Actor and Actress from the same series, Television x La Inclusion (Argentina).
Two-time Academy Award & Emmy Winner Jessica Lange presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Ryan Murphy, the creator, writer and director of television shows Glee, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck. Murphy in turn, presented the two special 40th anniversary Founders Awards to global television legends Alan Alda (*M*A*S*H*) and Norman Lear (All in The Family).
The International Emmy Directorate Award was presented to Dr. Kim In-Kyu, President & CEO of KBS, (Korean Broadcasting System), also President of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) by musician/producer/entrepreneur J.Y. Park after a taped address by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
The nine International Emmy Award Winning programs and performances are: Songs of War (Arts Programming), Darío Grandinetti (Best Performance by an Actor), Cristina Banegas (Best Performance by an Actress), The Invisible Woman (Comedy), Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (Documentary), Braquo season 2 (Drama Series), The Amazing Race Australia (Non-Scripted Entertainment), The Illusionist (Telenovela), and Black Mirror (TV Movie/Mini-Series).