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.
The nominations were announced on September 23, 2021. There are 44 nominees across 11 categories and spanning a record number of 24 countries.
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.
The 49th International Emmy Awards Competition was opened for all categories December 9, 2020 and closed February 17, 2021.
The 49th International Emmy Awards Gala was live-streamed on the International Academy’s website (iemmy.tv) from 7 pm Eastern Time.