David Tennant among winners at

International Emmy Awards. Image via Twitter @iemmys

David Tennant among winners at International Emmy Awards

David Tennant and Hayley Squires were among the British winners at the International Emmy Awards, winning for ‘Des’ and ‘Adult Material.’

David Tennant among winners at

International Emmy Awards. Image via Twitter @iemmys

David Tennant was among the winners at this year’s International Emmy Awards.

The 50-year-old actor scooped the Best Performance by an Actor accolade at the ceremony in New York on Monday night, 22 November for his role as serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the TV drama Des.

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Fellow Brit Hayley Squires was also a big winner on the night, taking home the Best Performance by an Actress prize for her role in Channel 4 drama series Adult Material, which takes a look inside the porn industry in modern Britain.

ITV singing competition The Masked Singer, in which celebrities perform incognito before being unmasked, won the Non-Scripted Entertainment award to add to the British triumphs.

Other big winners on the night included Atlantic Crossing, which picked up the TV Movie/ Mini-Series gong. It tells the story of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway, who fought for her country and her marriage during the tragic events of World War II.

She is portrayed by Sofia Helin, while Kyle MacLachlan portrays US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the drama, and Tobias Santelmann is Crown Prince Olav.


France 2 show Call My Agent! – which stars Camille Cottin and Thibault de Montalembert – scooped the Comedy prize at the ceremony, and Israeli spy thriller Tehran won the Drama Series accolade.

International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner said:

“We are delighted to be able to gather the global television community, in-person again, in New York to celebrate the world’s best television. The diversity and geographic spread of tonight’s winners demonstrate once again the universal power of great storytelling and performances.”


Full list of 2021 International Emmy Awards winners:

  • TV Movie/ Mini-Series – Atlantic Crossing
  • Drama Series – Tehran
  • Comedy – Call My Agent!
  • Best Performance by an Actress – Hayley Squires in Adult Material
  • Best Performance by an Actor – David Tennant in Des
  • Documentary – Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice
  • Arts Programming – Kubrick By Kubrick
  • Non-English Language US Primetime Program – 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards
  • Non-Scripted Entertainment – The Masked Singer
  • Short-Form Series – INSiDE
  • Telenovela – The Song Of Glory

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