2014 International Emmy Awards winners announced

MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 42nd International Emmy Awards tonight at a Gala event attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by British Comedian and writer Matt Lucas at the New York Hilton.

2 Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. Winners span 8 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For the first time a US primetime program produced 50% or more in a language other than English, won an Emmy. This will be a permanent category moving forward.

Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner.

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox and News Corporation presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Roberto Irineu Marinho, Chairman & CEO, Grupo Globo. They were joined on the stage by Brazilian actors Milton Gonçalvez and Gloria Pires.

The 10 International Emmy Award Winning programs and performances are:The Exhibition (Arts Programming), Stephen Dillane (Best Performance by an Actor), Bianca Krijgsman (Best Performance by an Actress), What If? 2 (Comedy), Frihet bakom galler (No Burqas Behind Bars) (Documentary), Utopia (Drama Series), El Se?or de los Cielos (Non-English Language US Primetime Program), Educating Yorkshire (Non-Scripted Entertainment), Precious Pearl (Telenovela), and Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War) (TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

"In the turbulent world we live in today, television's unique power to show the beauty and drama of the human story is even more important and impactful," said International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. "These outstanding programs and performances are an inspiration to audiences worldwide." 

2014 International Emmy Award Winners  

Arts Programming

The Exhibition

Jove Pictures


An artist faces public outrage as she struggles to mount a large-scale exhibition of paintings based on a police poster of missing women-26 of whom are found murdered on a serial killer's farm

Best Performance by an Actor

Stephen Dillane as Karl Roebuck

The Tunnel

United Kingdom

When the body of a French politician is found on the border of the UK and France, Detective Karl Roebuck is sent to investigate on behalf of the British police. A warm family man, Karl could not be more different from his French counterpart, Elise Wasserman. As they are drawn into the case of the serial killer, Karl and Elise learn to respect each other's differences and work together.

Best Performance by an Actress

Bianca Krijgsman as Mirte

De Nieuwe Wereld (The New World)


Mirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration center, a single mother who cannot take care of her son, just managing to keep a grip on her life. This is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee, not put off by her aggression. During the 10 days of his asylum procedure, their encounters lead to an unexpected relationship.


What If? 2

Shelter / TV Bastards


What If? is a comedy sketch show.Every sketch begins with the question what if? What if Jesus was a stand-up comedian? What if all the cops were gay? What If? transports viewers into a completely new and different world!


Frihet bakom galler (No Burqas Behind Bars)

Nima Film / SVT / NHK / DR / NRK / IKON / The Swedish Film Institute / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee / Nordisk Film & TV Fond / APSA Academy Film Fund


Meet Sara, Nadjibeh, Sima, and their fellow inmates in a close portrait of life behind bars in an Afghan women's prison. Most of the women are convicted of running away from their husbands. But the question arises: where are they most free, in prison or in the outside society?

Drama Series


Kudos Film & TV / Channel 4

United Kingdom

What if the conspiracy nuts are right? What if there really are people trying to control our lives?

Non-English Language US Primetime Program

El Se?or de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies)

Telemundo Studios / Caracol TV

United States of America

Follow Aurelio Casillas' journey in becoming the leading, and only, drug dealer in Mexico in the '90s, taking Pablo Escobar's place in the region. Police officer Marco Mejia is in his way. After Casillas' picture is published, 'The Lord of the Skies' must disappear without a trace.

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Educating Yorkshire


United Kingdom

Educating Yorkshire is located at the heart of a diverse northern community, offering the audience a fascinating insight into modern school life in the U.K.


Precious Pearl



Franz is the son of a millionaire factory owner. In the Himalayas, he has an accident and meets Ananda, a spiritual leader. When he is back, he falls for Amelia, a factory worker. Together they have a baby girl, who happens to "come" from afar with a mission.

TV Movie/Mini-Series

Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War)

teamWorx Television & Film / ZDF / Beta Film / ZDF Enterprises


Five adolescents, whose friendship was supposed to last a lifetime, are forced to realize that war changes everything.

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