International Emmys: UK’s ‘Vigil’ & ‘Sex Education’ Take Top Series Awards – Winners List

International Emmys: UK’s ‘Vigil’ & ‘Sex Education’ Take Top Series Awards – Winners List

The United Kingdom swept the two marquee categories at the 50th anniversary International Emmy Awards, which here handed out Monday night in New York. Vigil took Best Drama Series, and Sex Education took the Comedy Series prizes.

Australia’s Love on the Spectrum won for Non-Scripted Entertainment, and Iraq’s Lost Generation (France) took the Documentary prize. See the list of winners in all 15 categories below.

Television around the world has really come of age.” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner. “What is especially gratifying on this 50th anniversary is seeing the number of countries globally which produce world-class television programs and personalities, and win Emmys.”

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay received the International Emmys’ Founders Award, which was presented by her When They See Us star Blair Underwood. The Directorate Award went to Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group. It was presented by South Korean actor Song Joong-ki.

Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette hosted the ceremony from the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan.

Here are the winners of the 50th International Emmys; note that all Russian programs were banned from consideration in the wake of that country’s invasion of Ukraine:

Drama Series

World Productions
United Kingdom

Comedy Series

Sex Education
Netflix / Eleven Film
United Kingdom

TV Movie/Mini-Series

The Forge / All3Media International
United Kingdom

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Love on the Spectrum – Season 2
Northern Pictures / ABC / Netflix

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Buscando A Frida
Telemundo Global Studios / Argos
United States


Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés de la Guerre [Iraq’s Lost Generation]
Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA

Best Performance by an Actress

Lou de Laâge in “Le Bal des Folles” [“The Mad Women’s Ball”]
Légende Films / Amazon

Best Performance by an Actor

Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Cineflix Media Inc. / Buccaneer Media / Off Grid Film & TV
United Kingdom

Arts Programming

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
Rogan Productions
United Kingdom

Sports Documentary

Queen Of Speed
Sky / Drum Studios
United Kingdom

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

My Better World
Fundi Films / Maan Creative / Impact(ed) International
South Africa

Kids: Live-Action

NPO / IJswater Films / KRO-NCRV

Kids: Animation

Shaun the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas
Netflix / Aardman
United Kingdom


YeonMo” [The King’s Affection]
KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) / Netflix / Monster Union / Arc Media
South Korea

Short-Form Series

Autonomouse / The Yellow Affair
New Zealand