44th International Emmy Awards

44th International Emmy Awards
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DateNovember 21, 2016
LocationNew York Hilton Midtown,
New York City
Hosted byAlan Cumming
Founders AwardShonda Rhimes
Television/radio coverage

The 44th International Emmy Awards took place in November 21, 2016 at the Hilton New York, in New York City. The ceremony was hosted by actor Alan Cumming.[1]

This year, a total of forty nominations from fifteen different countries competed for the award across ten categories. Considered the most prominent event in the international television industry, the International Emmy Awards recognizes excellence in television produced outside the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English.

Ten programming and performance Emmys and two Special Awards were presented by a cast of celebrity presenters including Damian Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tony Goldwyn and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen.


The nominees for the 44th International Emmys were announced on September 26, 2016 by International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year Brazil had the highest numbers of nominations, seven in total, followed by United Kingdom, with six. A total of 40 nominees from 15 countries competed in 10 categories of the International Emmy Awards, which honors excellence in television programming outside the United States. The ceremony was hosted by The Good Wife star Alan Cumming.[2]

British and German TV productions each won three International Emmys, including acting honors for Dustin Hoffman and Christiane Paul. Hoffman received the award for best performance by an actor for the BBC One TV movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, Germany’s Paul garnered the best actress award for her performance in Untern Radar.[3] The British series Hoff the Record, with David Hasselhoff won the comedy category, and the TV series Capital won the best telefilm or miniseries.

Germany took the Emmy for best drama series by Deutschland 83, about story of an East German spy who infiltrates the West German army to steal NATO secrets.[4] The documentary award went to War of Lies directed by Matthias Bittner.

Brazil's Verdades Secretas won as best telenovela. The mini-series Francisco, El Jesuita, jointly produced by Anima Films and Telemundo, won the International Emmy for best non-English language US primetime program.[5] The award for arts programming went to Japan's The Man Who Shot Hiroshima .[6] Allt för Sverige of Sweden received the award for non-scripted entertainment.

American executive producer Shonda Rhimes received the Emmy Founders Award for its "global impact on television." And the Danish Maria Rørbye Rønn, CEO of Danmarks Radio was awarded the Emmy Directorate Award.

International Emmy World Television Festival

The 2016 International Emmy World Television Festival took place November 20 and 21, at the Sofitel New York Hotel. Highlights included an Opening Kick-Off Cocktail Party sponsored by JCS International at the United Nations and a Brunch & Panel sponsored by Prodigy Pictures' Jay Firestone.

Entry Deadline

The 2016 International Emmy Awards Competition was opened in December 10, 2015 with a deadline for submissions of February 18, 2016. Any non-US organisation or individual may submit a programme, and co-productions with the US are eligible if aired initially outside the States, or if the broadcast dates were within a few days of each other. All eligible submissions are entered into the competition and then judged by television professionals from around the world.[7]

December 10, 2015
February 18, 2016

Entries and Judging

There are three rounds of judging. The first round takes place in the spring; the semi-final round takes place in the summer - hosted by Member companies; and the finals take place in September. Nominations are announced in October. Four nominees are selected in each category and winners are revealed at the International Emmy Awards Gala, held in November.

Date Country Hosted by
June 16, 2016 Vienna, Austria Hosted by ORF[8]
June 20, 2016 Cologne, Germany Hosted by Broadview TV
June 21, 2016 New York City, USA Hosted by Grupo Globo[9]
June 27, 2016 Paris, France Hosted by Cyber Group Studios[10]
June 30, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hosted by Fuji Television[11]
July 4, 2016 Berlin, Germany Hosted by Ziegler Films / Graf Filmproduktion / FFP New Media
July 8, 2016 Paris, France Hosted by Havas Media
July 12, 2016 Tel Aviv, Israel Hosted by Armoza Formats[12]
July 20, 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa Hosted by National Film and Video Foundation[13]
July 26, 2016 Seoul, South Korea Hosted by Korean Broadcasting System
July 29, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hosted by Grupo Globo
August 4, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico Hosted by Fox Networks Group Latin America
August 5, 2016 Changzhou, China Hosted by CTV Splendid
August 8, 2016 Shanghai, China Hosted by Shanghai Croton Culture Media[14]
August 16, 2016 Miami, USA Hosted by HBO Latin America Group
August 19, 2016 Miami, USA Hosted by Grupo Cisneros
August 23, 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark Hosted by DR TV
August 26, 2016 Montreal, Canada Hosted by Aetios Productions
August 28, 2016 Helsinki, Finland Hosted by Yle
September 1, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hosted by WOWOW
September 4, 2016 Biarritz, France Hosted by TV France International
September 5, 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosted by Pyramedia
September 7, 2016 Budapest, Hungary Hosted by MTVA - Hungarian Public Service Media
September 9, 2016 Lisbon, Portugal Hosted by Sonae FS[15]
September 13, 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hosted by The Story Lab
September 14, 2016 Montreal, Canada Hosted by Quebecomm


Arts Programming

Winner Country Network Result
The Man Who Shot Hiroshima  Japan WOWOW Inc. / Kmax Co., Ltd. Won
Gabo, The Magic of Reality  Colombia Discovery Channel / Caracol Televisión Nominated
Gérard Depardieu: Out of Frame  France Kaliste Prod. / Richard M. Production / France 5 Nominated
Interrupt This Program  Canada Noble Television / Story Park Inc. Nominated

Best Performance by an Actor

Winner Country Network Result
Dustin Hoffman in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot  United Kingdom Endor Productions / Red Arrow Films / TWC Won
Alexandre Nero in A Regra do Jogo  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated
Florian Stetter in Nackt Unter Wölfen  Germany UFA Fiction / ARD Degeto Nominated
James Wen in Echoes of Time  Singapore Ochre Pictures Nominated

Best Performance by an Actress

Winner Country Network Result
Christiane Paul in Unterm Radar  Germany Enigma film / WDR / ARD Degeto Won
Judi Dench in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot  United Kingdom Endor Productions / Red Arrow Films / TWC Nominated
Jodi Sta. Maria in Pangako Sa 'Yo  Philippines ABS-CBN Corporation Nominated
Grazi Massafera in Verdades Secretas  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
Hoff the Record  United Kingdom Me & You Productions Won
Dix pour cent  France France 2 Nominated
ZANEWS  South Africa Both Worlds Nominated
Zorra  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
Krieg der Lügen  Germany Zischlermann Filmproduktion Won
Madres de Plaza de Mayo - La Historia  Argentina El Perro en la Luna Nominated
Mom & Clarinet  South Korea Korean Broadcasting System / Upright Media Nominated
My Son the Jihadi  United Kingdom True Vision Productions Nominated

Drama Series

Winner Country Network Result
Deutschland 83  Germany UFA Fiction / RTL Television Won
19-2  Canada Sphere Media Plus / Echo Media Nominated
La casa del mar  Argentina OnDIRECTV / Cisne Films / StoryLab Nominated
Waiting for Jasmin  United Arab Emirates ABC Production & Distribution Nominated

Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Winner Country Network Result
Francisco, El Jesuita  United States The History Channel / Telemundo / DirecTV Won
Asombrosamente  United States Fox / Nat Geo Mundo / Nativa Productions Nominated
La Banda  United States FremantleMedia / Syco / Univision / Saban Nominated
Un viaje con Fidel  United States CNN en Español Nominated

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Winner Country Network Result
Allt för Sverige  Sweden Meter Television / SVT Won
Adotada  Brazil Formata Produções / MTV Nominated
Gogglebox  United Kingdom Studio Lambert Nominated
I Can See Your Voice  South Korea CJ E&M / Signal Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
Verdades Secretas  Brazil Globo TV Won
A Regra do Jogo  Brazil Globo TV Nominated
30 vies  Canada Aetios Productions Inc. Nominated
Bridges of Love  Philippines ABS-CBN Corporation Nominated

TV Movie / Mini-Series

Winner Country Network Result
Capital  United Kingdom Kudos / BBC One Won
Nackt unter Wölfen  Germany UFA Fiction / ARD Degeto Nominated
Os Experientes  Brazil Rede Globo / O2 Filmes Nominated
Splash Splash Love  South Korea MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) Nominated

Most major nominations

By country

Most major awards

By country


  1. ^ "'Good Wife' Star Alan Cumming to Host International Emmys". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  3. ^ [2] Britain, Germany each win 3 International Emmys.
  4. ^ [3] International Emmys: ‘Deutschland 83’ Wins for Drama, Dustin Hoffman for ‘Esio Trot’.
  5. ^ [4] Mini-series based on Pope's life wins International Emmy.
  6. ^ [5] Séries de televisão alemãs em destaque nos Emmy Internacionais.
  7. ^ [6] Archived 2016-09-24 at the Wayback Machine THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS COMPETITION OPENS
  8. ^ [7] Cocktail Prolongé International Emmy Awards
  9. ^ [8] Semi-Final Round of Judging in NYC hosted by Carlos Henrique Schroder (Grupo Globo)
  11. ^ [10] Fuji Television hosts 44th International Emmy Awards semifinal round of judging
  12. ^ [11] Israeli Stand-Up Comedian Wins Formagination 6
  13. ^ [12] International Emmy Semi Final judging session takes place in Johannesburg
  14. ^ [13] City hosts Emmy judging round
  15. ^ [14] Archived 2016-09-15 at the Wayback Machine Lisboa recebe semifinal da 44ª edição dos “International Emmy Awards 2016”

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