“Vigil” wins International Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series

The British series “Vigil” won the award for best drama series at the 50th International Emmy Awards ceremony, which took place in New York on Monday evening. The prize for best comedy was awarded to the series “Sex Education”, also British.

The International Emmy Award for Best Actor went to Scottish Dougray Scott for his role in ‘Irvine Welsh’s Crime’. That of the best actress was granted to the Frenchwoman Lou de Laâge in “Le Bal des Folles”.

In the “Best Documentary” category, the prize was won by the French production “Children of Daesh, the Damned of War”. The British documentary “Queen Of Speed” on the French rally driver Michèle Mouton meanwhile won the prize for best sports documentary, awarded for the first time.

Another British production, “Help” was named best mini-series. The Australian documentary series “Love on the Spectrum” won the Emmy for best unscripted entertainment program. The “Best Telenovela” was awarded to the South Korean program “YeonMo” and the “Best artistic program” to the British documentary “Freddie Mercury: The Final Act”.

The International Emmy Awards are presented annually by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor television programs made outside of the United States.


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