Netflix Sweeps Top Two Categories at International Emmy Awards

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Scott Roxborough on November 23, 2020.

The 2020 International Emmy Awards, honoring the best in global television, were handed out in an online ceremony November 23. Glenda Jackson won best actress for Elizabeth Is Missing, while Netflix’s Dehli Crime and Nobody’s Looking took the best drama and comedy series honors.

Two-time Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson picked up her first-ever International Emmy for best actress in Elizabeth Is Missing, in which she plays an 80-something woman suffering from dementia while struggling to solve a murder mystery.

Best actor honors went to 13-year-old Billy Barratt for his performance as a boy tried as an adult for murder in British TV movie Responsible Child, which also picked up an International Emmy for best TV movie or miniseries.

Netflix swept the top two categories, winning the best drama series honors for its Indian series Delhi Crime, about the notorious Nirbhaya gang-rape case, while Brazilian show Nobody’s Looking, a satire about red-haired bureaucratic angels, took the best comedy award. …

THR 11/23

Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

International Emmy nominees site

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