International Emmys 2019: India Comes Home Disappointed, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s McMafia wins


Manhattan: India was left disapointed at the 2019 International Emmy Awards after all four Indian nominees — Sacred Games, Radhika Apte, Lust Stories, and The Remix — failed to win in their categories.

Sacred Games, Radhika Apte, Lust Stories, and The Remix lost to the likes of McMafia (best drama), Marina Gera (best actress), Safe Harbour (best TV movie / miniseries), and The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night (best reality TV), respectively.

A fifth India-set and Indian-directed nominee, India’s Forbidden Love, Al Jazeera’s look at honour killings in the country, lost to Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World (best documentary).

However, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is on cloud nine as the actor’s international television drama series McMafia bagged an award at the International Emmys 2019. The star tweeted about the same and expressed his joy on social media.

The 2019 International Emmy Awards were handed out at the Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel in New York on Monday night, in a total of 11 categories. The International Emmys are a completely separate event from the main Emmys, which award shows produced in the US, have been established for much longer, and are much more extensive. (The 2019 Emmys were given out in September.) Also unlike the Emmys, the International Emmys award shows in the calendar year. For the 2019 edition, that was TV programming released last year: January 1 – December 31, 2018.

Here is the complete list of winners from the 2019 International Emmys:

International Emmy for Best Drama Series: McMafia (United Kingdom)

International Emmy for Best Comedy Series: Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos [The Last Hangover] (Brazil)

International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress: Marina Gera, Örök Tél [Eternal Winter] (Hungary)

International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor: Haluk Bilginer, Şahsiyet [Persona] (Turkey)

International Emmy for Best TV Movie / Mini-Series: Safe Harbour (Australia)

International Emmy for Best Arts Programming: Dance or Die (Netherlands)

International Emmy for Best Documentary: Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World (Netherlands)

International Emmy for Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program: Falco

International Emmy for Best Telenovela: La Reina del Flow [The Queen of Flow] (Colombia)

International Emmy for Best Short-Form Series: Hack The City (Brazil)

International Emmy for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (United Kingdom)

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