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“Mammy,” “Miners” take Int’l Emmy Awards

Sky 1 comedic reality series 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (pictured) was among the non-fiction programs to take home an International Emmy Award on Monday night (November 23).
November 24, 2015

Sky 1 reality series 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (pictured) picked up an International Emmy Award during the 43rd annual ceremony in New York last night (November 23).

The series took home the statue for the best non-scripted entertainment program and was among 10 Emmy winners and two special award winners from seven countries. The series, produced by Burning Bright Productions and Brown Bread Productions, sees Irish TV presenter Baz Ashmawy journeying alongside his mother Nancy to Africa, Asia and the U.S. to test her courage, accompanying her on activities ranging from skydiving to alligator wrangling.

Elsewhere, best documentary honors were bestowed upon Rehad Desai‘s Miners Shot Down. The South African film from Uhuru Productions details the events that led to the shooting deaths of 34 miners in South Africa in 2012, including previously unseen footage from the event, and the aftermath.

Finally, Jean-Pierre Devillers and Pierre Pochard’s The Man Who Saved the Louvre was presented with the best arts programming award. The Ladybird Films production documents Jacques Jaujard, the director of the French National Museums, who during the Nazi occupation of France protected thousands of private collections of artwork from destruction.

The 43rd awards were organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. View the complete list of winners here.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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