Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Take Home International Emmy Awards

Norwegian Detective Series “Mammon II” wins best drama series

International Emmy

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2017 International Emmy Awards on Monday, awarding “Wallander” star Kenneth Branagh and “Marcella’s” Anna Friel in the top acting categories.

The awards ceremony was held at the New York Hilton on Monday night and was hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani.

Among the 12 awards handed out on Monday was the International Emmy Directorate Award, which went to Grupo Televisa President, CEO and Chairman Emilio Azcárraga Jean. Other winners included the Steve Coogan’s “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle,” the Norwegian crime drama “Mammon II” and the documentary “EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe.”

“Television is a universal art form that transcends cultures, languages and borders — as demonstrated by tonight’s winners,” International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said in a statement. “In these contentious times — when television programming is constantly under attack, the Academy is proud to recognize excellence from around the world.”

See the complete list of winners below:

Arts Programming 

“Hip-Hop Evolution”
Banger Films

Best Performance by an Actor

Kenneth Branagh in “Wallander”
Left Bank Pictures / Yellow Bird / BBC / TKBC
United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actress

Anna Friel in “Marcella”
Buccaneer Media / Netflix
United Kingdom


“Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle”
Baby Cow Productions
United Kingdom


EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe”
KEO films / BBC 2
United Kingdom

Drama Series

“Mammon II”
NRK Drama / SVT / DR / YLE FEM / Nordvision Fund

Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

“Sr. Ávila”
HBO Latin America / Lemon Films
United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

“Sorry Voor Alles”
(Sorry About That)
Warner Bros International Television Production België

Short-Form Series

“The Braun Family”
Polyphon, Berlin


 “Kara Sevda”
(Endless Love)
Ay Yapım

TV Movie/Mini-Series

“Don’t Leave Me”
Scarlett Production / France Télévisions