UK shows clean up at the International Emmys

The UK cleaned up at the 36th International Emmy Awards, winning seven of the ten available categories including best actor, best actress, best comedy, best documentary and best kids show.

The Netherlands picked up one award with Endemol scooping the best non-scripted gong with hoax reality series The Big Donor Show.

Meanwhile, Argentina and Jordan won their first ever international Emmys. Jordanian indie producer Arab Telemedia’s telenovela, Al-Igtiyah (The Invasion) triumphed in the telenovela category. Telefe Contenidos, the production arm of Argentina’s top-ranked broadcaster Telefe, bagged the TV Movie award for its Television por la Indentidad.

The full list of winners is below.

ARTS PROGRAMMING: Strictly Bolshoi; Ballet Boyz Productions for Channel 4 (UK)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR: David Suchet as Robert Maxwell in Maxwell; BBC (UK)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS: Lucy Cohu as Liz in Forgiven; Betty TV for Channel 4 and More4 (UK)

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE: Shaun the Sheep: Aardman Animations, CBBC (UK)

COMEDY: The I.T. Crowd; Talkback Thames for Channel 4 (UK)

DOCUMENTARY: The Beckoning Silence; Darlow Smithson Productions, C4i for Channel 4 (UK)

DRAMA SERIES: Life on Mars; Kudos Film & Television Ltd for BBC Wales

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT: The Big Donor Show; Endemol for BNN (The Netherlands)

TELENOVELA: Al-Igtiyah (The Invasion); Arab Telemedia Productions (Jordan)

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES: Television por la identidad; Telefe Contenidos (Argentina)