Awards Round-up: International Emmy and RTS Craft & Design winners announced

49th International Emmy Awards unveil its winners The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled the winners of the 49th International Emmy Awards on Monday (Nov. 22) at an in-person gala ...
November 23, 2021

49th International Emmy Awards unveil its winners

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled the winners of the 49th International Emmy Awards on Monday (Nov. 22) at an in-person gala in New York City. In total, 11 statues were handed out during the ceremony. Winners hailed from eight different countries, including France, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, China, Thailand, the UK and the US.

In the Documentary category, Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (pictured) took top honors. The film, from 2050 Productions (Thailand) and Netflix, was executive produced by Amanda Feldon and produced/directed by Pailin Wedel. It follows a Thai scientist and his family as they decide to cryogenically freeze their cherished, dying toddler.

In Non-Scripted Entertainment, the win went to The Masked Singer from Bandicoot (Scotland) and ITV (UK). The series is executive produced by Claire Horton, Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton; produced by Marco Bassetti and directed by Simon Staffurth. The singing competition is hosted by Joel Dommett, and features Ken Jeong, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross.

For all the info, please visit the International Emmy Awards’ website.

2021 RTS Craft & Design awards announces winners

The Royal Television Society (RTS), meanwhile, has announced the winners of its 2021 Craft and Design Awards. Across the 29 competitive categories, the BBC stood out as the leader with 11 wins, while Channel 4 landed seven.

When it came to individual categories, Adam Wishart (Wish/Art Films) took the top director’s spot in the Documentary, Factual & Non Drama genre with his film 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room for BBC and Apple TV+.

Sam Bergson, Brad Manning and Otto Burnham (Minnow Films) were lauded for their editing efforts (Documentary/Factual category) on The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime for BBC.

Mark Davey (ITV News at Ten), meanwhile, won for his outstanding photography in the Documentary, Factual & Non Drama category.

A special RTS Award was also designated for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (Lifted Entertainment for ITV). The series faced remarkable challenges in its 20th season, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing an unexpected shift in production back to the UK, where it shot at historic Gwrych Castle in Wales. But, despite the last-minute move, Celebrity saw incredible viewership growth and exceeded previous year’s audience figures.

A full list of winners and nominees is available on the RTS website.

Dear Audrey wins RIDM People’s Choice Award

The 24th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announced that the winner of the People’s Choice Award was Dear Audrey from director Jeremiah Hayes.

The film revisits the life of documentary filmmaker Martin Duckworth as he accompanies his wife, photographer and activist Audrey Schirmer, through the final phase of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dear Audrey was co-produced by Cineflix Media and the NFB, and will have its theatrical release in May 2022. A full list of RIDM award winners can be found here.

Reality nominations at CSA’s Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America announced the nominees for the 37th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting directors, including the nominations for reality series.

The winners will be revealed on March 17, 2022, when the Artios Awards returns for an in-person event in California. The annual celebration will also mark CSA’s 40th year. Submissions for film nominees will open on December 15, with nominations to be announced on January 31.

Here are the Artios nominees for reality series:

The Circle
Erin Tomasello, Jazzy Collins (Associate), Shannon McCarty (Associate)

Nailed It!
Samantha Hanks, Ron Mare, Heather Allyn, Shannon McCarty, Anna Sturgeon

Queer Eye
Danielle Gervais, Pamela Vallarelli, Ally Capriotti Grant Grant

Top Chef
Samantha Hanks, Ron Mare, Heather Allyn

Katy Wallin

With files from Justin Anderson

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