The 51st International Emmy Awards, held in New York on Tuesday, saw the dominance of UK television shows, including The Responder, Derry Girls and Mariupol: The People’s Story, as they secured the highest number of wins for outstanding television productions.
The star-studded event, which brought together 56 nominees from 20 countries, also witnessed a rare tie between the UK’s Derry Girls and India’s Vir Das: Landing, resulting in a shared victory for both comedy shows.
UK actor Martin Freeman claimed the Best Performance by an Actor award for his performance in The Responder, while Mexico’s Karla Souza received the Best Performance by an Actress accolade for her role in La Caída.
The Drama Series category, however, witnessed Germany’s triumph, with The Empress from Sommerhaus Serien GmbH clinching the prestigious award.
A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Founders Emmy to Jesse Armstrong, the creative genius behind the critically acclaimed HBO series Succession. Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content, bestowed the honour on Armstrong, recognising the latter’s exceptional contribution to the television industry.
In a nod to Indian television, the Directorate Award was presented to Ektaa Kapoor, co-founder of Balaji Telefilms, by Deepak Chopra. Kapoor’s pioneering work in the entertainment industry, particularly in shaping the landscape of Indian television, was acknowledged and celebrated.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 2023 International Emmy Awards:
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On (Eagle Vision / White Pine Pictures / Paquin Entertainment, Canada)
Best Performance by an Actor
Martin Freeman in The Responder (Dancing Ledge Productions, United Kingdom)
Best Performance by an Actress
Karla Souza in La Caída [Dive] (Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon, Mexico)
Derry Girls – Season 3 (Hat Trick Productions, United Kingdom)
Vir Das: Landing (Weirdass Comedy / Rotten Science / Netflix, India)
Mariupol: The People’s Story (Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC, United Kingdom)
Best Drama Series
The Empress (Sommerhaus Serien GmbH / Netflix, Germany)
Best Non-Scripted Entertainment
A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil (Warner Bros. Discovery / Endemol Shine Brasil, Brazil)
Best Short-Form Series
Des Gens Bien Ordinaires [A Very Ordinary World] (Magneto / Canal+, France)
Best Sports Documentary
Harley & Katya (Stranger Than Fiction Films, Australia)
Yargi [Family Secrets] (Ay Yapim, Turkey)
Best TV Movie/Mini-Series
La Caída [Dive] (Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon, Mexico)
Best Kids: Animation
The Smeds and The Smoos (Magic Light Pictures, United Kingdom)
Best Kids: Factual & Entertainment
Built To Survive (Butter Media / Breslin Media / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Australia)
Best Kids: Live-Action
Heartbreak High (Fremantle / Newbe / Netflix, Australia)