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CJ Chair, ‘Parasite’ Producer Miky Lee to Receive 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award

Miky Lee, vice chair of Korean media giant CJ Group, will be honored by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with its 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award, in celebration of her life’s work. In her position at CJ, Lee championed a new generation of Korean directors, including Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon Ho, […]

Ava DuVernay to Receive 2022 International Emmy Founders Award

Pioneering writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay (When They See Us, Selma) will receive this year’s Founders Award at the 2022 International Emmy Awards. DuVernay, whose creative work has often mirrored her interests as a social activist, received an Oscar nomination and won an Emmy in 2017 for her documentary 13th, an in-depth look at […]

International Emmys: David Tennant, Hayley Squires Take Acting Awards, ‘Tehran’ Best Drama

Atlantic Crossing was the big winner at the 2021 International Emmy Awards, winning the prize for best TV movie or mini-series. A historical drama set during World War II, Atlantic Crossing tells the story of the Crown Princess of Norway fleeing to America to escape the Nazi invasion of her country and her interactions with […]

David Tennant on the Next ‘Doctor Who’ and Playing a “Banal, Evil” Serial Killer in ‘Des’

When it comes to the International Emmys, David Tennant is having quite a year. The Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Good Omens alum is the only English-language actor contender for the 2021 International Emmys — nominated for his chilling turn as Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen in British drama Des alongside a group that includes Israeli […]

‘Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji to Host 2021 International Emmys

Insecure star Yvonne Orji will host this year’s International Emmy Awards, organizers announced Friday. The Nigerian-American actress and comedian, a Primetime Emmy nominee herself for her performance as Molly in the hit HBO series, will present the 49th International Emmy Awards in front of a crowd of international and U.S. industry guests at the Great […]

HBO Max Names Canal+ Executive Head of French Originals

Vera Peltekian, an executive at France’s Vivendi-owned Canal+ who has worked on such local-language hits as Spiral and The Returned, will join WarnerMedia’s HBO Max as its new head of original television production for France. Antony Root, head of original production for WarnerMedia EMEA, made the announcement on Tuesday. Peltekian, who will join the company […]

Australian Transgender Series ‘First Day’ Wins International Kids Emmy

First Day, a groundbreaking Australian miniseries about a trans girl adjusting to high school, has won best live-action series at the 2021 International Kids Emmy Awards. The tween drama, starring transgender actor Evie Macdonald in the lead role as 12-year-old transgender girl Hannah, has been hailed as a watershed program for the representation of trans […]

David Tennant, ‘Call My Agent!’ Among 2021 International Emmy Nominees

When it comes to this year’s International Emmys, David Tennant is a triple threat. The Doctor Who alum picked up a nomination for best actor for his chilling turn as Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen in British drama Des. The limited series is also up for an International Emmy in the best TV movie or […]

International Emmys Rescind Award Given to Andrew Cuomo Following Resignation

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is losing his International Emmy award following his resignation and a sexual harassment investigation. “The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award. His name and any […]

Netflix Sweeps Top Two Categories at International Emmy Awards

Glenda Jackson wins best actress for 'Elizabeth Is Missing,' while Netflix's 'Dehli Crime' and 'Nobody's Looking' take the best drama and best comedy series honors at the 2020 International Emmy Awards, handed out Nov. 23. 

International Emmy Awards: Four Contenders to Watch

Here are four nominees for the 2020 International Emmy Awards that break genre conventions to dramatic effect. The series from the U.K., Italy, and Israel find compelling entertainment, and even humor, in dementia, regional politics, structural injustice, and writer's block. 

Netflix Leads 2020 International Emmy Nominations

Netflix's non-English-language productions led the nominations for this year's International Emmys, with four nominations across multiple categories. Indian production 'Delhi Crime,' Brit procedural 'Criminal UK', German period drama 'Charité' and HBO Latin America's Argentine drama 'The Bronze Garden' are the nominees in the best drama category.