intl emmys 2020

Source: International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

48th International Emmy Awards ceremony

British programmes Responsible Child and Elizabeth Is Missing and India’s Delhi Crime were among the top honourees in this year’s International Emmy Awards. 

Netflix offering Delhi Crime was named best drama series and Responsible Child, aired by BBC Two in the UK, best TV movie/miniseries when the awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during a live ceremony in New York on Monday (November 23). Socially distanced presenters on stage announced the awards while winners accepted their statuettes via remote feeds. 

The UK’s Glenda Jackson took the Emmy for best performance by an actress for her work in BBC One television movie Elizabeth Is Missing, while Britain’s 13-year-old Billy Barratt won for best performance by an actor for Responsible Child, becoming the youngest actor ever nominated and winning in the category. 

In other categories, Channel 4’s For Sama was named best documentary and the second season of Netflix’s La Reina del Sur best non-English language US primetime programme. 

New York governor Andrew Cuomo was presented with the 2020 International Emmy Founders Award for his “exceptional use of television for public service during the Covid-19 pandemic.” 

International Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner commented: “Once again, the International Emmy winners demonstrate the universal power of great television, which brings us together and breaks down cultural boundaries and pandemic induced limitations. Although we miss our annual gala in New York, we are proud to bring these programmes and performances to our global stage, and we congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievement.” 

Full list of winners: 

Arts Programming:

Vertige De La Chute (Ressaca) (France)

Babel Doc / France Televisions / Cafeína Produções


Best Performance By An Actor:

Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (UK)

Kudos / 72 Films / BBC Two


Best Performance By An Actress:

Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (UK)

STV Productions



Ninguém Tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)

Gullane / Netflix



For Sama (UK)

Channel 4 News / ITN Productions / Channel 4 / PBS Frontline


Drama Series:

Delhi Crime (India)

Golden Karavan / SK Global Entertainment / Film Karavan / Netflix


Non-English Language US Primetime Programme (tie):

La Reina Del Sur – Season 2 (US)

Telemundo Global Studios / Netflix / AG Studios Colombia / Diagonal TV / Argos / JK Films 

20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards (US)

Univision / The Latin Recording Academy


Non-Scripted Entertainment:

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (Australia)

Endemol Shine Australia


 Short-Form Series:

#martyisdead (Czech Republic)

Bionaut / MALL.TV / cz.nic



Órfãos Da Terra (Orphans of a Nation) (Brazil)



TV Movie / Mini-Series:

Responsible Child (UK)

Kudos / 72 Films / BBC Two