Lou de Laâge crowned best actress at the International Emmy Awards

The documentary Les Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés De La Guerre was also rewarded.

Two months after the Emmy Awards, the International Emmy Awards were held this Monday, November 21 in New York. A ceremony dedicated to non-American television production which saw France walk away with two major awards. Lou de Laage received the award for Best Actress in a Fiction for her role in The Fools’ Ball by Mélanie Laurent (released on Amazon Prime Video), while the documentary Children of Daesh, the Damned of War (broadcast in 2021 on France Télévisions) was crowned best documentary.

Dougray Scott won the best actor award for the series Irvine Welsh’s Crimewhile the Netflix series Sex Education received Best Comedy. On the drama side, it’s the excellent British thriller Vigil who prevailed against Lupine and Narcos: Mexico.

The full list of winners (in bold):

Documentaries Arts

Bios: Calamaro
Charlie Chaplin, The Genius Of Freedom [Charlie Chaplin, The Genius Of Liberty]
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
Wonderful World: A New York Jazz Story

Best Actor in a Fiction

Sverrir Gudnason in In Kunglig Afar [A Royal Secret]
Scoot McNairy in Narcos: Mexico City
Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Lee Sun-Kyun in Dr Brain

Best Actress in a Fiction

Celine Buckens in Showtrial
Leticia Colin in Onde Está Meu Coração [Where My Heart Is]
Kim Engelbrecht in reyka
Lou de Laage in The Bal des Folles [The Mad Women’s Ball]


Bunker [Bunker]
Dreaming Whilst Black
On The Verge
Sex Education


Children of Daesh, the Damned of War [Iraq’s Lost Generation]
Myanmar Coup: Digital Resistance
O Caso Evandro [The Evandro Case: A Devilish Plot]
The Return: Life After ISIS

Drama series

Narcos: Mexico City


Dapinty, Una Aventura Musicolor [Dapinty, A Musicolor Adventure]
Fumetsu No Anata E [To Your Eternity]
Rabbids – Invasion: Mission to Mars [Rabbids Invasion Special – Mission to Mars]
Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas

Kids: Stream & Entertainment

Ikke Gjor Dette Mot Klimaet! [Don’t Do This To The Climate]
My Better World
Newsround Special – Let’s Talk About Periods
Suenos Latinoamericanos [Latin American Dreams]

Kids: Live-Action

Anonymous [Anonymously Yours]
Hardball – Season 2

Prime time programs (in non-English language)

2021 Latin American Music Awards
Buscando A Frida
La Suerte De Loli
Malverde, El Santo Patron

Stream/entertainment program

La Voz Argentina [The Voice] – Season 3
LOL: Last One Laughing Germany
Love on the Spectrum – Season 2
Top Chef Middle East – Season 5

Short series

Pionero Spirit [Pioneer Spirit]
fly on the wall
Nissene i bingen [Santas in the Hay]

Sports documentary

Kiyou No Kata [Kiyou’s Kata]
queen of speed


Our Tempos Do Imperador
Two Lives
Yeon Mo [The King’s Affection]
You Are My Hero

Single TV/Mini-Series

He is she [(S)he]
Isabel, La Historia Íntima De La Escritora Isabel Allende [Isabel, The Intimate Story Of Isabel Allende]
On The Job

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