The international Emmy Awards, one of the most important TV awards in the world, were presented in New York on Monday for the fiftieth time. The British ‘Vigil’ won the prize in the category best drama series, and the best comedy series was also British-made with ‘Sex education’.
The Emmy for best actor went to Scotsman Dougray Scott (‘Irvine Welsh’s Crime’). In the women’s category, the French Lou de Laâge (‘Le Bal des Folles’) was able to cash in on her nomination. She beat the Belgian-British Celine Buckens (‘Showtrial’), among others.
In the best documentary category, the winner was the French docu ‘Enfants de Daech, les Damnés de la guerreabout the Islamic State terrorist group. This year, for the first time, a sports documentary was also awarded an international Emmy Award. That honor went to the British ‘Queen of Speed’.
The International Emmy Awards are presented annually by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and award television programs made outside the United States. A total of 60 nominees from 23 countries had a chance to win a statuette. Awards were presented in 15 categories, about half of which were won by the United Kingdom. A Belgian program was not in the running for the coveted prize this year.