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“Hip-Hop Evolution,” “Exodus” take Int’l Emmy Awards

Hip-Hop Evolution and Exodus: Our Journey to Europe were among the winners at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards, which took place in New York last night (Nov. 20). Eleven Emmy statues were ...
November 21, 2017

Hip-Hop Evolution and Exodus: Our Journey to Europe were among the winners at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards, which took place in New York last night (Nov. 20).

Eleven Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening, while Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Emilio Azcárraga Jean, CEO of Grupo Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language content provider and Mexico’s largest broadcaster and pay television provider.

Hip-Hop Evolution took home the statue for best arts programming. The four-part production from Banger Films traces the evolution of hip-hop from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Elsewhere, Exodus: Our Journey to Europe from Keo Films and BBC2 was awarded best documentary. The doc follows the journey of a group of people as they smuggle themselves into Europe.

Finally, Belgium-based game show Sorry Voor Alles (Sorry About That) from Warner Bros. International Television Production België was presented with the award for best non-scripted entertainment.

The 45th awards were organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. View the complete list of winners here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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