The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 48th International Emmy® Awards today during a live ceremony hosted by actor Richard Kind in New York City.
“Once again, the International Emmy winners demonstrate the universal power of great television, which brings us together and breaks down cultural boundaries and pandemic induced limitations,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce Paisner. “Although we miss our annual Gala in New York, we are proud to bring these programs and performances to our global stage, and we congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievement.”
The International Academy presented 1 Special Award and 12 Emmys across 11 categories, due to a tie in the Non-English Language U.S. Primetime category. Bruce Paisner presented Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York with the 2020 International Emmy Founders Award for his exceptional use of television for Public service during the Covid-19 pandemic. Joining him were fellow New Yorkers Billy Joel, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez and Ben Stiller, who recorded special congratulatory messages.
The cast of presenters included a mix of New York based and international actors and on-air talent. The New York based cast included: Kelsey Asbille (Fargo, Yellowstone), Paul Blackthorne (Arrow), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), Naturi Naughton (Power), Tom Payne (Prodigal Son, The Walking Dead), Nico Tortorella (Younger, The Walking Dead: The World Beyond) Indira Varma (For Life, Game of Thrones).
The international cast included: Haluk Bilginer from Istanbul, Turkey (2019 International Emmy® Winner and star of Ay Yapim’s Persona), Caroline Peters from Cologne NRW, Germany (Actress and Writer), Caua Reymond from Rio, Brazil (star of Globo’s Iron Island), Miguel Angel Silvestre from Madrid, Spain (HBO’s 30 Coins) and Fu Xiaotian from Hong Kong, PR China, (Host of Phoenix’s Talk with World Leaders).
13-year-old Billy Barratt accepted the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Ray in Responsible Child. He is the youngest actor ever nominated and winning in this category. Glenda Jackson won the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Maud in Elizabeth is Missing. Drama Series Delhi Crime garnered the first ever Emmy for a program from India.
The 12 winning International Emmy programs and performances span 7 countries: Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, India, the UK and the US. They are: Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca) – Arts Programming, Billy Barratt – Best Performance by an Actor, Glenda Jackson – Best Performance by an Actress, Ninguém Tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) – Comedy, For Sama – Documentary, Delhi Crime – Drama Series, La Reina del Sur – Season 2 – Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program, 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® – Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program, Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds – Non-Scripted Entertainment, #martyisdead – Short-Form Series, Órfãos Da Terra (Orphans of a Nation) – Telenovela, and Responsible Child – TV Movie/Mini-Series. Complete winners’ information follows this release.