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