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Overview of 49th International Emmy® Awards held in New York City

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International Emmy Awards 2021

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 49th International Emmy® Awards (2021) over the event organised at the Great Hall of Casa Cipriani in New York City, United States of America(USA).

  • The International Emmy® Awards 2021 was hosted by actress and comedian Yvonne Orji. 
  • 1 Special Award (Directorate Award 2021) and 11 Emmy® statues were presented during the event.


i.The 49th International Emmy® Awards honoured 11 programs and performances from across 8 countries – France, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, PR China, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the USA.

ii.The Israeli thriller “Tehran” produced by the Kan public broadcaster has won the International Emmy® Award 2021 for Drama Series.

iii.Hayley Squires(UK) won the International Emmy award 2021 for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as British porn star Jolene Dollar in Adult Material.

iv.David Tennant won the Best Performance by an Actor for portraying serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des.

v.Dr Thomas Bellut, Director General of German public broadcaster ZDF, one of Europe’s major and most renowned broadcasters has been honoured with the International Emmy® Directorate Award 2021. The award was presented by Dirk Nowitzki Former NBA Player and NBA Champion (Dallas Mavericks).

India’s in Emmy nominees:

i.Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Serious Men was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor.

ii.Vir Das: For India was nominated for Comedy and Aarya television series on Disney+ Hotstar starring Sushmita Sen was nominated for Drama Series.


Delhi Crime directed by Richie Mehta won the International Emmy® Award 2020 for Best Drama Series and became the first-ever Indian series to win this award.

About International Emmy® Awards:

i.International Emmy® Awards annually recognises the excellence in leading television programming produced outside of the United States (from around the world).

ii.The event is annually held in New York City, the US.

iii.The awards are presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Winners of International Emmy® Awards 2021:

Arts ProgrammingKubrick By Kubrick(France)
Best Performance by an ActorDavid Tennant in Des (UK)
Best Performance by an ActressHayley Squires in Adult Material(UK)
ComedyCall My Agent – Season 4(France)
DocumentaryHope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice(Thailand)
Drama SeriesTehran(Israel)
Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards(United States)
Non-Scripted EntertainmentThe Masked Singer(UK)
Short-Form SeriesINSiDE(New Zealand)
TelenovelaThe Song of Glory(China)
TV Movie / Mini-SeriesAtlantic Crossing(Norway)

About International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

President & CEO– Bruce Paisner
Founded in 1969
Headquarters– New York City, United States