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Kenneth Branagh Among Winners Of International Emmy Awards

By Fabiola Antunes
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November 21, 2017
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Kenneth Branagh poses in the award room after winning the award for Best Performance by an Actor, in Wallander, at the 45th International Emmy awards gala in New York city on November 20, 2017 - Photo: AFP/Don Emmert. Kenneth Branagh poses in the award room after winning the award for Best Performance by an Actor, in Wallander, at the 45th International Emmy awards gala in New York city on November 20, 2017 – Photo: AFP/Don Emmert.

Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel, Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, and Norway’s Mammon II claimed wins at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards.

Kenneth 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).

The International Emmy Award is an award ceremony bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition to the best television programs initially produced and aired outside the United States.

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