'Call My Agent!,' 'Tehran,' 'Hope Frozen' top 49th Emmy Awards

UK takes best actor, actress categories with wins for David Tennant, Hayley Squires

Beyza Binnur Donmez   | 23.11.2021
'Call My Agent!,' 'Tehran,' 'Hope Frozen' top 49th Emmy Awards


The French comedy Call My Agent, Israeli drama Tehran and Thailand's documentary Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice, are among the winners Monday at the 49th International Emmy Awards.

The ceremony at an in-person black-tie gala in New York City was hosted by Yvonne Orji.

The UK dominated the top acting categories with David Tennant receiving the award for his serial killer role in Des and Hayley Squires for Adult Material.

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice received the first-ever Emmy for a program from Thailand.

The 11 winning programs and performances span eight countries: France, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, China, Thailand, the UK and the US.

"We are delighted to be able to gather the global television community, in-person again, in New York to celebrate the world’s best television," said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner.

"The diversity and geographic spread of tonight’s winners demonstrate once again the universal power of great storytelling and performances," added Paisner.

A virtual event was held last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the winners:

Arts Programming: Kubrick By Kubrick - France

Best Performance By An Actor: David Tennant in Des - UK

Best Performance By An Actress: Hayley Squires in Adult Material - UK

Short-Form Series: INSiDE - New Zealand

Non-English Language US Primetime Program: 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards - US

Documentary: Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice - Thailand

Non-Scripted Entertainment: The Masked Singer - UK

TV Movie/Mini-Series: Atlantic Crossing - Norway

Telenovela: The Song of Glory - China

Comedy: Call My Agent! – Season 4 - France

Drama Series: Tehran - Israel

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