‘Derry Girls’, ‘Vir Das: Landing’ & ‘The Empress’ Land Top Awards At 2023 International Emmys

The 2023 International Emmys awarded its winners and the comedy Derry Girls, the stand-up special Vir Das: Landing and the drama series The Empress landed the top awards.

Derry Girls from the U.K. and Vir Das: Landing from India tied in the Comedy category taking the prize. Germany’s The Empress won in the Drama series category. Karla Souza took the award in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her work in La Caída, while The Responder’s Martin Freeman took the award in the Best Performance by an Actor category.

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The special Founders Emmy® was presented to Jesse Armstrong, creator of the hit HBO show “Succession” by Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content.

“In a tumultuous time, television again proves to be a common denominator for people around the world,” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “The International Academy is proud to shine a global spotlight on these outstanding programs and performances.”

The Directorate Award was presented to Ektaa R. Kapoor, Co-Founder of Balaji Telefilms by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

List of 2023 International Emmy Winners

Arts Programming

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Eagle Vision / White Pine Pictures / Paquin Entertainment

Best Performance by an Actor

Martin Freeman in The Responder
Dancing Ledge Productions
United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actress

Karla Souza in La Caída [Dive]
Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon


Derry Girls – Season 3
Hat Trick Productions
United Kingdom

Vir Das: Landing
Weirdass Comedy / Rotten Science / Netflix


Mariupol: The People’s Story
Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC
United Kingdom

Drama Series

The Empress
Sommerhaus Serien GmbH / Netflix

Non-Scripted Entertainment

A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil
Warner Bros. Discovery / Endemol Shine Brasil

Short-Form Series

Des Gens Bien Ordinaires [A Very Ordinary World]
Magneto / Canal+

Sports Documentary

Harley & Katya
Stranger Than Fiction Films


Yargi [Family Secrets]
Ay Yapim

TV Movie/Mini-Series

La Caída [Dive]
Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon

Kids: Animation

The Smeds and The Smoos
Magic Light Pictures
United Kingdom

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

Built To Survive
Butter Media / Breslin Media / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Kids: Live-Action

Heartbreak High
Fremantle / Newbe / Netflix

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