Sunday, 5 December, 2021

‘Call My Agent’, ‘Tehran’ bag top prizes at Emmy

‘Call My Agent’, ‘Tehran’ bag top prizes at Emmy
(From L) Swedish actress Sofia Helin, Norwegian director Alexander Eik and producer Silje Hopland Eik pose during the 49th International Emmy Awards. —AFP PHOTO

The French comedy ‘Call My Agent’ and Israeli drama ‘Tehran’ took the top prizes at the 49th annual International Emmys, which handed out Monday night during an in-person ceremony in New York, reports Deadline.

The UK boasts both top acting honors David Tennant for crime thriller Des and Hayley Squires for porn drama Adult Material — as well as winning the Non-Scripted Entertainment prize for The Masked Singer.

Norway’s Atlantic Crossing went home with the Emmy for TV Movie/Miniseries, and Thailand’s Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice won for Documentary. It was the country’s first International Emmy.

“We are delighted to be able to gather the global television community, in-person again, in New York to celebrate the world’s best television.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner. “The diversity and geographic spread of tonight’s winners demonstrate once again the universal power of great storytelling and performances.”

Former NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Dr. Thomas Bellut, Director General of German public broadcaster ZDF, one of Europe’s major and most renowned broadcasters.

Actress and comedian Yvonne Orji hosted the event from the Great Hall of Casa Cipriani in Manhattan.