German drama “The Empress” wins International Emmy
The Netflix series about Austria’s former Empress Elisabeth prevailed against productions from South Korea, Argentina and Great Britain. The other three German nominees came away empty-handed.
The German historical drama “The Empress” won the International Emmy for best drama series. The Netflix series about Austria’s former Empress Elisabeth prevailed in New York against productions from South Korea, Argentina and Great Britain. After 2016 and the prize for “Deutschland 83”, it is the second time that the award in the main category of the television award for non-US American productions goes to Germany.
The three other German nominees, however, came away empty-handed. “Nazi Hunter – Journey into Darkness” had to admit defeat to the documentary “Mariupol: The People’s Story” about the fate of the war victims in Ukraine. “Classical Music under the Swastika – The Maestro and the Cellist of Auschwitz” as the best cultural program and “Meet… Anne Frank” as the best non-fiction program for children were also unable to prevail in their categories.
The International Emmys are the global offshoot and, so to speak, the little sister of the main Emmy ceremony on January 15th, which is considered the most important TV and streaming award in the world.