New York – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 41st International Emmy® Awards at a Gala event attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by John Oliver at the New York Hilton.
2 Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. Winners span 6 countries: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Brazil film and television legend Fernanda Montenegro won the Best Performance by an Actress category for her role in Sweet Mother. British lead Sean Bean won the Best Performance by an Actor category for his role in Accused. There was a tie in the Arts Programming category with 2 winning programmes.
Zachary Quinto presented the International Emmy Founders Award to film & television Writer/ Director J.J. Abrams. The International Emmy Directorate Award was presented to RTL Group Co-CEO Anke Schäferkordt by world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko.
The 10 International Emmy Award Winning programmes and performances are:Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender and
Hello?! Orchestra (TIE in Arts Programming), Sean Bean (Best Performance by an Actor), Fernanda Montenegro (Best Performance by an Actress), Moone Boy (Comedy), 5 Broken Cameras(Documentary), Les Revenants (The Returned)(Drama Series), Go Back to Where You Came From (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Side by Side (Telenovela), and A Day for a Miracle (TV Movie/ Mini-Series).
“The International Emmy Awards is the premiere global platform for the world’s best television programming and performances,” said Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate tonight’s winners for their outstanding achievements and for inspiring audiences worldwide with their great work.”