48th International Emmy Awards
Promotional Poster for the 48th International Emmy Awards.jpg
Promotional poster.
DateNovember 23, 2020
LocationHammerstein Ballroom, New York City
Hosted byRichard Kind[1]
Founders AwardAndrew Cuomo
Television/radio coverage
NetworkInternational Academy's website

The 48th International Emmys Awards were streamed live on the International Academy's website on November 23, 2020[2] and celebrate 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]


The nominations were announced on September 24, 2020.[6] There are 44 nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. All of these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition's eligibility period.[7] Netflix led as nominations for the award, followed by HBO and Rede Globo.[8]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.[9]

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
  • #martyisdead ( Czech Republic) (Bionaut/MALL.TV/cz.nic)
    • Content ( Australia) (Ludo Studio)
    • Mil manos por Argentina ( Argentina) (Storylab/Atomic Lab/Flow)
    • People Like Us ( Singapore) (Cheo Pictures/Pilgrim Pictures)
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 Emmy Awards Nominations In Full — Deadline