Danish show 'Protectors' voted top drama series

Ben Whishaw and Julie Walters won the top acting honors at Monday’s Intl. Emmy Awards presentation in New York.

For his role in the BBC production of “Criminal Justice,” Whishaw was voted best actor. Walters took actress honors for “A Short Stay in Switzerland,” also from the Beeb.

Danish skein “The Protectors” — about a special intelligence service unit who attempt to keep the world safe — was voted top drama series. Comedy winner was Japan’s “Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts.”

“The Phone” was named top reality show. Program’s logline is that a public phone keeps ringing until someone answers, and that person is unexpectedly thrust into a spy-novellike adventure.

Here is the complete list of International Emmy winners:

Arts Programming
“The Mona Lisa Curse“ (Oxford Film & Television for Channel 4) United Kingdom
Nicolas Kent (Executive Producer) and Mandy Chang (Director)

Best Performance by an Actor
Ben Whishaw as Ben Coulter, “Criminal Justice“ (BBC) United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actress
Julie Walters as Dr. Anne Turner, “A Short Stay in Switzerland“ (BBC) United Kingdom

Children & Young People
“Dustbin Baby“ (Kindle Entertainment) United Kingdom
Julia Ouston (Producer) and Juliet May (Director)

Comedy
“Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts“ (Telecom Staff for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises) Japan
Akemi Yamamoto (Executive Producer) and Toshio Nakanishi (Executive Producer)

Documentary
“The Ascent of Money“ (Chimerica Media Limited / Education Broadcasting Corporation for Channel 4) United Kingdom
Adrian Pennink (Series Director) and Prof. Niall Ferguson (Writer/Host)

Drama Series
“The Protectors“ (Danish Broadcasting Corporation in association with ZDF / NRK / SVT) Denmark
Sven Clausen (Producer) and Peter Thorsboe (Series Creator, Writer)

Non-Scripted Entertainment
“The Phone“ (Park Lane TV Productions) The Netherlands
Willem Brom (Executive Producer) and Adriaan Demenint (Executive Producer)

Telenovela
“India – A Love Story“ (TV Globo) Brazil
Glória Perez (Writer) and Marcos Schechtman (Director)

TV Movie/Mini-Series
“The Wolves of Berlin“ (Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG / ZDF) Germany
Prof. Regina Ziegler (Executive Producer) and Heiner Gatzemeier (Producer)

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