49th International Emmy Awards
Promotional poster.
DateNovember 22, 2021
LocationGreat Hall of Casa Cipriani in New York, NY
Hosted byYvonne Orji
Directorate AwardThomas Bellut
Television/radio coverage
International Academy’s website

The 49th International Emmy Awards ceremony took place on November 22, 2021 at Casa Cipriani in New York City, recognizing excellence in television programs produced and aired originally outside the U.S., and non-English language US primetime program between the dates of January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.[1][2]

The nominations were announced on September 23, 2021. There are 44 nominees across 11 categories and spanning a record number of 24 countries.[3]

This year's ceremony was hosted by Yvonne Orji with a cast of presenters including Vanessa Williams, Method Man, Joshua Jackson, Brian Cox, Piper Perabo, Danielle Moné Truitt, Chiké Okonkwo, Aidan Quinn, Brian d'Arcy James, Emeraude Toubia, Luciano Huck, Felipe Santana, Henning Baum and Angélica. Former NBA star Dirk Nowitzki presented the Directorate Award to Thomas Bellut, managing director of German public broadcaster ZDF.[4]


The 49th International Emmy Awards Competition was opened for all categories December 9, 2020 and closed February 17, 2021.[5]


The 49th International Emmy Awards Gala was live-streamed on the International Academy’s website (iemmy.tv) from 7 pm Eastern Time.[6][7]

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
  • INSiDE ( New Zealand) (Luminous Beast)
    • Beirut 6:07 ( Lebanon) (Shahid/Imagic)
    • Diário de Um Confinado ( Brazil) (Globoplay)
    • Gente Hablando – Season 2 ( Spain) (Set Màgic Audiovisual/Atresmedia)
Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program

Multiple wins

Multiple wins by country
Wins Country
3  United Kingdom
2  France
Multiple wins by network
Wins network/platform
2 Netflix

Multiple nominations

Multiple nominations by country
Nominations Country
6  United Kingdom
5  Brazil
4  United States
3  India
 South Korea
Multiple nominations by program
Nominations Program
2 Des
Multiple nominations by network
Nominations network/platform
5 Netflix
3 Globoplay
2 Endemol


  1. ^ "2021 RULES & REGULATIONS All Categories (International programs)" (PDF). International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. United States. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Event - 49th International Emmy Awards". International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. United States. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (September 23, 2021). "International Emmy Awards Nominations: 'Call My Agent' & David Tennant Among Those Up For Prizes". Deadline. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Song, Katie (November 11, 2021). "Yvonne Orji to Host the 2021 International Emmy Awards". Variety. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "The 49th International Emmy® Awards Competition will opens". International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. United States. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  6. ^ Roxborough, Scott (November 11, 2021). "The 49th International Emmy® Awards Competition will opens". The Hollywood Reporter. United States. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  7. ^ Chaudhury, Shreshtha (November 19, 2021). "49th International Emmy Awards: When And Where To Watch The Award Ceremony". FilmiBeat. India. Retrieved November 19, 2021.