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“For Sama”, “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” honored at Int’l Emmy Awards

The 48th Annual International Emmy Awards have honored three non-fiction projects during a virtual presentation held today (November 23) in New York City. Taking the prize for best arts programming was ...
November 23, 2020

The 48th Annual International Emmy Awards have honored three non-fiction projects during a virtual presentation held today (November 23) in New York City.

Taking the prize for best arts programming was Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca), a project following Brazil’s National Ballet, from Babel Doc, France Televisions, and Cafeína Produções.

For Sama (pictured), the award-winning doc from director Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4 and PBS ‘Frontline’ was named best documentary.

The Australian adaptation of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds from Endemol Shine Australia took the prize for best non-scripted entertainment.

“Once again, the International Emmy winners demonstrate the universal power of great television, which brings us together and breaks down cultural boundaries and pandemic induced limitations,” said International Academy president & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, in a statement. “Although we miss our annual Gala in New York, we are proud to bring these programs and performances to our global stage, and we congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievement.”

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