Source: BBC


UK thriller Vigil picked up best drama series at the 50th International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York on Monday (November 21).

The series stars Suranne Jones as a detective investigating a murder on a HMS submarine. It was produced by World Productions and premiered on BBC One in 2021. 

TV shows and performers from the UK scooped up seven awards in total, the most of any country.

This included best comedy for Netflix’s Sex Education and best mini-series for Help which stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham and is set in a care home during the Covid pandemic.

Other winners hailed from South Korea, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.

Best performance by an actress was awarded to French actor Lou de Laâge for her role in the Amazon Studios series Le Bal Des Folles (The Mad Women’s Ball).

UK actor Dougray Scott won best performance by an actor for his work on the UK series Irvine Welsh’s Crime.

Two honouree awards were given out on the evening. South Korean actor Song Joong-ki presented the Directorate award to Miky Lee, who is vice chairwoman of CJ Group, while Blair Underwood and Benjamin Bratt presented the Founders Award to writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay.

International Emmys 2022 

Drama series
Vigil - World Productions, UK

TV movie / mini-series
Help - The Forge Entertainment / One Shoe Films, UK

Best performance by an actor
Dougray Scott, Irvine Welsh’s Crime - Buccaneer / Off Grid Film & TV, UK

Best performance by an actress
Lou de Laâge, Le Bal Des Folles (The Mad Women’s Ball) - Légende Films / Amazon Studios, France

Sex Education (Season 3) - Netflix / Eleven Film, UK

Enfants De Daech, Les Damnés De La Guerre (Iraq’s Lost Generation) – Cinétévé, France