International Emmys: 'McMafia,' 'Bad Banks' Among Best Drama Nominees

9:55 AM 9/19/2019

by Scott Roxborough

Netflix's Indian crime drama 'Sacred Games' and the Brazilian thriller 'One Against All' from Fox Networks are also among the contenders for this year's top drama prize.

'McMafia'
'McMafia'
BBC

Shows from Brazil and the U.K. lead the pack for this year's International Emmy Awards, with the BBC's gangster drama McMafia and Fox Networks Group's Brazilian crime series One Against All among the nominees for the top honor of best drama series. The German financial thriller Bad Banks and Sacred Games, an Indian series from Netflix set in the Mumbai underworld, are also nominated.

Another Netflix original, the Brazilian show The Last Hangover, is among the best comedy nominees, together with Singaporean series FAM!, Israel's Checkout! and the second season of the Canadian comedy Workin' Moms.

Anglo actors are typically the ones to beat at the International Emmys, and this year's frontrunners include Christopher Eccleston, nominated for his performance on the BBC show Come Home, and Jenna Coleman, up for best actress for her starring turn on the Australian miniseries The Cry.

But, as always with the International Emmys, the nominees are diverse and cosmopolitan. The 44 nominations across 11 categories stem from 21 countries.

"The diversity, geographic spread and quality of this year's nominees is a testament to the increasing wealth of outstanding television being created on a global scale," Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Thursday in a statement.

The International Academy this year will also present special awards to CNN and PBS journalist Christiane Amanpour and to Game of Thrones co-creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The winners of this year’s International Emmys will be announced Nov. 25 in New York.

  • Drama Series

    One Against All
    Fox Networks Group LATAM-Brazil / Conspiração filmes
    Brazil

    Bad Banks
    Letterbox Filmproduktion GmbH / Iris Productions S.A. / ZDF
    Germany

    McMafia
    Cuba Pictures
    United Kingdom

    Sacred Games
    Phantom Films / Netflix
    India

  • Comedy Series

    The Last Hangover
    Porta dos Fundos / Netflix
    Brazil

    FAM!
    Oak 3 Films Pte Ltd
    Singapore

    Checkout!
    July August Productions
    Israel

    Workin' Moms Season 2
    Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment / The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
    Canada

  • TV Movie/Mini-Series

    If I Close My Eyes Now
    Globo
    Brazil

    Lust Stories
    Skywalk Films / Flying Unicorn Entertainment / RSVP / Netflix
    India

    Safe Harbour
    Matchbox Pictures
    Australia

    Trezor
    Szupermodern Studio
    Hungary

  • Best Performance by an Actor

    Haluk Bilginer in Persona
    Ay Yapim
    Turkey

    Christopher Eccleston in Come Home
    Red Production Company / BBC
    United Kingdom

    Raphael Logam in Impure
    Fox Networks Group Latam-Brazil / Barry Company
    Brazil

    Jannis Niewöhner in Beat
    Amazon Studios / Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion / Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany / Pantaleon Films
    Germany

  • Best Performance by an Actress

    Radhika Apte in Lust Stories
    Skywalk Films / Flying Unicorn Entertainment / RSVP / Netflix
    India

    Jenna Coleman in The Cry
    Synchronicity Films / BBC One / ABC / Creative Scotland / December Media PTY Ltd / Film Victoria / Sunbird Media Ltd
    United Kingdom

    Marjorie Estiano in Under Pressure – Season 2
    Globo / O2 Filmes
    Brazil

    Marina Gera in Orok Tel
    Szupermodern Studio / Gulag Memorial Committee
    Hungary

  • Documentary Programming

    The First Stone – The Rise of Lynching in Brazil
    Canal Futura / Couro de Rato
    Brazil

    Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World
    Submarine / VPRO Television
    Netherlands

    Louis Theroux's Altered States
    BBC Studios
    United Kingdom

    Witness: India's Forbidden Love
    Al Jazeera English / Grain Media
    Qatar

  • Arts Programming

    Dance or Die
    A Witfilm / NTR
    Netherlands

    John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
    Eagle Rock Films
    United Kingdom

    Michel Legrand, Let the Music Play
    Cinétévé / Arte
    France

    Ópera Aberta – Os Pescadores de Pérolas
    HBO Latin America / O2 Filmes
    Brazil

  • Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

    Al Otro Lado del Muro
    Telemundo Global Studios
    United States of America

    El Recluso
    Telemundo International Studios
    United States of America

    Falco
    Spiral International / Red Arrow International / Dynamo
    United States of America

    Magnífica 70 – Season Three
    HBO Latin America / Conspiração Filmes
    United States of America

  • Non-Scripted Entertainment

    The Voice – Season Two
    Telefe
    Argentina

    Taboo
    Panenka
    Belgium

    The Remix – India
    Greymatter Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
    India

    The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night
    Spun Gold TV
    United Kingdom

  • Short-Form Series

    dxyz
    72Seconds
    South Korea

    Hack The City
    Fox Lab Brazil / Yourmama
    Brazil

    Wingman – Season Two
    Yle
    Finland

    Wrong Kind of Black
    Princess Pictures
    Australia

  • Telenovela

    100 Days to Fall in Love
    Telefe / Underground
    Argentina

    The Queen of Flow
    Sony Pictures Television / Teleset / Netflix / Caracol TV
    Colombia

    The River
    Tshedza Pictures
    South Africa

    Tangled Lives
    SP Televisão / SIC
    Portugal