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Hollywood Moviestars and TV Stars Present At The 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala

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AMC Walking Dead Star Michael Cudlitz and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the International Emmy Awards - Photo by Barry Brown

Actress Holly Taylor from "The Americans" poses for a photo-op at the International Emmy Awards

Actress Elizabeth McGovern poses for a photo-op at the 43rd  International Emmy Awards

Actress Tovah Feldshuh and Actor Michael Cudlitz Presents Best in Drama Series

 Bruce Paisner, Honoree CEO of HBO Richard Plepler and Michael Douglas pose for a photo-op at the 43rd International Emmy Awards.

Michael Cudlitz poses for a photo-op on the red carpet At The 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala

Actress Tovah Feldshuh poses for a photo-op on the red carpet At The 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala

CEO of HBO Richard Plepler poses for a photo-op on the red carpet at the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala

Victoria Secret Model Sharam Diniz poses for a photo-op on the red carpet at the 43rd International Emmy Awards

Richard Plepler Chairman and CEO of HBO Receives the Directorate Award  At The 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the red carpet at the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala


More than one thousand international television professionals and TV Stars from around the world attended the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala on Monday November 23, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The star studded event was hosted by Egyptian Comedian Bassem Youssef who came all the way from Dubai in the Middle East.

Two Special Awards and 10 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening. French programs led the night with 3 Emmys in the Arts Programming, Drama Series and TV Movie/Mini-Series categories followed by Brazilian programs with 2 Emmys in the Comedy and Telenovela categories.

Performances from Norway (Best Performance by an Actress), the Netherlands (Best Performance by an Actor) and programs from South Africa (Documentary), the United Kingdom (Non-Scripted Entertainment) and the United States (Non-English US Primetime Program) received an Emmy.

Academy Award winning Actor and Producer Michael Douglas presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO.

Richard Plepler is Chairman and CEO of HBO Inc. and is responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 122 million subscribers worldwide. He was named to this position in January 2013. Renowned worldwide, the HBO and Cinemax services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand as well as HBO GO and MAX GO, HD feeds and multiplex channels. In April 2015, HBO NOWSM, the network’s highly anticipated standalone premium streaming service began providing audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries.

HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries globally. Under his leadership, HBO’s original productions continue to raise the bar with some of the most innovative, honored and critically respected programming on television including two of HBO’s newest shows, the comedy Silicon Valley and the topical talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. True Detective, which debuted in early 2014, became the most-watched freshman series in HBO’s history. Now In its fourth season, Game of Thrones is a global juggernaut, watched by nearly 18 million viewers per episode in the U.S. alone. As co-president from 2007 to 2012, Plepler, in partnership with Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, greenlit some of HBO’s most acclaimed and successful series including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and Game of Thrones, which rank among the top programs in the network’s history, as well as first season Emmy Awards for Girls and Veep. Additional award-winning programs included the miniseries Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet, and The Pacific; HBO Films’ Behind the Candelabra, Too Big to Fail, and Game Change. Plepler and Lombardo also shepherded Cinemax’s first foray into primetime originals with the popular action series Strike Back. Plepler is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Board, and The Trilateral Commission. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society and the New York Public Library, and is on the National Advisory Board of the W.E.B. DuBois.

Congratulations to

Arts Programming

Illustre & Inconnu:

Comment Jacques Jaujard a Sauvé le Louvre

(The Man Who Saved the Louvre)

Ladybirds Films


Best Performance by an Actor

Maarten Heijmans

in Ramses

De Familie Film & TV / Avro


Best Performance by an Actress

Anneke von der Lippe

in Øyevitne (Eyewitness)

NRK / SVT / DR / YLE Fem / Nordvision Fund



Doce de Mãe (Sweet Mother)

Globo / Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre



Miners Shot Down

Uhuru Productions

South Africa

Drama Series

Engrenages Saison 5 (Spiral Season 5)

Canal + Creation Originale / Son et Lumière / BBC Four


Non-English U.S. Primetime Program

Arrepentidos - El Infierno de Montoya

Fox International Channels Latin America / National Geographic Channel / Fox Telecolombia

United States of America

Non-Scripted Entertainment

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

Burning Bright Productions / Brown Bread Productions / Sky 1

United Kingdom


Império (Empire)



TV Movie/Mini-Series

Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)

Canal+ Creation Originale / Breakout Films


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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information go to

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