Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel, “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle,” and Norway’s “Mammon II” claimed wins at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards.
Branagh was recognized as best actor for his role in BBC’s detective drama “Wallender.” Friel won best actress for her work in the Netflix crime drama “Marcella.”
Norway’s “Mammon II” prevailed in the drama series race. Steve Coogan picked up the trophy for comedy series for his Sky Atlantic series “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle.” Turkey’s “Kara Sevda” (Endless Love) won for telenovela. France’s “Ne M’Abandonne Pas” (Don’t Leave Me) was recognized for TV movie/miniseries.
Awards in 11 categories were handed out Monday night by the International Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Hilton New York Hotel. This year’s nominees represented 18 countries ranging from Australia to Turkey to the Philippines.
Comedian Maz Jobrani hosted the ceremony. Emilio Azcarraga Jean, chairman of Mexico’s Grupo Televisa, received the academy’s Directorate Award. He dedicated the kudo to the Televisa programming executive, Adolfo Lagos, who was murdered Sunday in Mexico.
Canada’s “Hip-Hop Evolution — The Foundation” won for arts programming. The U.K.’s “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe” took the documentary prize. Belgium’s “Sorry Voor Alles” (Sorry About That) won for nonscripted entertainment.
HBO Latino’s “Sr. Avila” was recognized for non-English U.S. primetime program. The nod for short-form series went to Germany’s “Familie Braun” (The Braun Family).
Here is a complete list of 2017 International Emmy Award winners:
Best Performance by an Actor
Kenneth Branagh in Wallander
Left Bank Pictures / Yellow Bird / BBC / TKBC
Best Performance by an Actress
Anna Friel in Marcella
Buccaneer Media / Netflix
Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle
Baby Cow Productions
EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe
KEO films / BBC 2
NRK Drama / SVT / DR / YLE FEM / Nordvision Fund
Non-English U.S. Primetime Program
HBO Latin America / Lemon Films
United States of America
Sorry Voor Alles
(Sorry About That)
Warner Bros International Television Production België
The Braun Family
Don’t Leave Me
Scarlett Production / France Télévisions
(Pictured: Steve Coogan)