The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 43rd International Emmy Awards at a Gala event attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by Egyptian Comedian Bassem Youssef at the New York Hilton.
“Television is a universal art form that transcends cultures, languages and borders,” said International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. “In light of recent terrible events, the International Academy is particularly proud to congratulate all of the winners- among which 3 from France- for shining a global spotlight on their cultural heritage with the Emmy.”
2 Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. French programs led the night with 3 Emmys in the Arts Programming, Drama Series and TV Movie/Mini-Series categories followed by Brazilian programs with 2 Emmys in the Comedy and Telenovela categories.
Academy Award winning Actor and Producer Michael Douglas presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO.
Academy Award and Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern who currently stars as Lady Cora in Downton Abbey and the show’s Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Executive Producer Gareth Neame presented the International EmmyFounders Award to Academy Award & Winner Julian Fellowes, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey.
Full list of winners can be found here