New York – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the U.S. News Emmys presented The International Emmys during a ceremony, which took place at Lincoln Center, in New York City. Sky News Migration Crisis produced by Sky News, won the News category. This story covers the perilous journey of a group of migrants from Turkey to Greece, with exclusive insight from the Sky crew live on the Hungary-Serbia border as refugees and riot police clash.
Dispatches-Escape from ISIS produced by ITN Productions/ Ronachan Films / Evan Williams Productions / Mediadante won the Current Affairs category. This special exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of the Islamic State and shows the extraordinary courage of an underground network trying to save women and children held as slaves by ISIS.
The International Academy will announce the Nominees for 10 other program categories in September and its 7 Kid’s categories at Mipcom, in Cannes, France in October. Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-English Language US Primetime Program; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Series will receive their awards at the 44th International Emmy Awards Gala, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City in November.