48th International Emmy Awards
Promotional poster.
DateNovember 23, 2020
LocationHammerstein Ballroom, New York City
Hosted byRichard Kind[1]
Founders AwardAndrew Cuomo
Television/radio coverage
NetworkInternational Academy's website
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The 48th International Emmys Awards took place on November 23, 2020, in New York City.[2] The award ceremony, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), honors all TV programming produced and originally aired outside the United States and celebrated excellence in International television.[3]

The International Academy presented 1 Special Award and 12 Emmys across 11 categories, due to a tie in the Non-English Language U.S. Primetime category.[4] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were held virtually for the first time in the history of International Emmys.[5]


Nominations for the 48th International Emmy Awards were announced on September 24, 2020, by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS). There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. Nominees come from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition's eligibility period.[6][7] Netflix led as nominations for the award, followed by HBO and Rede Globo.[8]

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmys for programming and performances, the International Academy presented one special award. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received the Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.[9] In August 2021, International TV Academy rescinded Cuomo's Emmy. Cuomo stepped down as governor after a state investigation concluded he sexually harassed women who worked for him.[10]

Winners and nominees

Best Actor Best Actress
Best Drama Series Best Comedy Series
Best TV Movie or Miniseries Best Arts Programming
Best Documentary Best Telenovela
Short-Form Series Best Non-Scripted Entertainment
Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Countries with multiple nominations and awards

Multiple nominations
Nominations Country
7 Brazil
United Kingdom
4 United States
3 India
2 Australia
Multiple awards
Awards Country
4 United Kingdom
2 Brazil
United States


  1. ^ International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "TV, Film & Stage Actor Richard Kind will host the 48th International Emmy Awards live from New York City". Twitter. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER". International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Michael Schneider (June 23, 2020). "International Emmys Switch to Online Voting, but Annual Gala Still Set for November". Variety. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® WINNERS ANNOUNCED LIVE AT CEREMONY HELD FROM NEW YORK CITY". International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Aakanksha Raghuvanshi. "International Emmy Awards 2020: Delhi Crime Wins Best Drama Series". Ndtv.com. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  6. ^ The 2020 International Emmys nominees: 'Made In Heaven', 'Delhi Crime', Arjun Mathur bag nods, Entertainment News|wionews.com
  7. ^ Naman Ramachandran (September 24, 2020). "Glenda Jackson, 'Delhi Crime,' 'Criminal U.K.' Among International Emmy Nominees". Variety.
  8. ^ Scott Roxborough (September 24, 2020). "Netflix Leads 2020 International Emmy Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ "NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Receive Founders Award From International Emmys For COVID Briefings". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  10. ^ International TV academy rescinds Cuomo's Emmy for COVID briefings
  11. ^ International Emmy Awards Nominations In Full — Deadline