The Amazing Race Australia has won an International Emmy Award in New York as Best Non-Scripted Entertainment Program.
The award was accepted by activeTV president Michael McKay and host Grant Bowler.
In a statement Executive Producer Michael McKay said, “This is a win for all of our talented crew, dedicated facilitators and suppliers from every corner of the globe who have worked with us for so many years.”
He also paid tribute to Seven execs Tim Worner, Brad Lyons, Angus Ross and Trent Chapman and host Grant Bowler.
Seven’s Director of Production Brad Lyons, said: “We are absolutely over the moon that an Australian production has received such recognition at an international level. Our congratulations to each and every member of the team.”
It’s an impressive coup for the Seven show, especially given the only other Aussie nominee The Slap lost out to France’s Braquo (currently screening on Showcase). activeTV also produces an Asian version which was nominated for an International Emmy in 2009 as well as races for Israel, the Philippines and is now co-producing a Ukrainian version.
Amongst the other winners were Black Mirror, which recently screened on SBS and the doco Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die.
Best Arts Programming: Songs of War (Germany)
Best Performance by an Actor: Darío Grandinetti, for Televisión por la Inclusión (Argentina)
Best Performance by an Actress: Cristina Banegas, for Televisión por la Inclusión (Argentina)
Best Comedy: The Invisible Woman (Brazil)
Best Documentary: Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (United Kingdom)
Best Drama Series: Braquo (France)
Best Non-Scripted Entertainment Program: The Amazing Race Australia (Australia)
Best Telenovela: The Illusionist (Brazil)
Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Black Mirror (United Kingdom)
Foxtel’s SLiDE was earlier nominated in the first International Emmy Kids Awards.