ABC factual series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds has won an International Emmy Award.
Produced by Endemol Shine Australia won the Non-Scripted Entertainment category, beating out entries from Norway, Brazil and Thailand.
Jennifer Collins, ABC Head of Factual and Culture, said the ABC was proud to lead the way for Australian content on the international stage. “Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds combines the magical spontaneity and innocence of young kids with the wisdom and heart of older generations, in a way that has touched audiences here and overseas. Thank you to the incredible team at Endemol Shine Australia, Executive Producer Debbie Cuell, Producer Brooke Hulsman and ABC Commissioning Editor Julie Hanna for making such a beautiful series that brought young and old ABC viewers together.
“There are very few programs that give a voice to our elders and this is a perfect vehicle for bridging the divide between generations, with humour and joy.”
Casting for a new season has been underway, expected to be formally announced in Upfronts tomorrow.
The only other Aussie nominee, also from ABC, was Ludo Studio’s Content which missed out in the short form category.
US actor Richard Kind (Mad About You, Hereafter) hosted the online event from New York joined by a cast of presenters from around the world.
“Hello and welcome to the first, and hopefully the last virtual International Emmy Awards!” Kind said, raising a glass of champagne.
Winners in bold.
Charité 2 – Season 2 UFA Fiction Germany
Criminal U.K. Idiotlamp Productions/Netflix U.K.
Delhi Crime Ivanhoe Pictures/Golden Karavan/Poor Man’s Productions/Netflix India
El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) – Season 2 HBO Latin America Originals/Pol-ka Argentina
Back to Life SHOWTIME Presents/Two Brothers Pictures U.K.
Fifty EndemolShine Israel Israel
Four More Shots Please Pritish Nandy Communications Limited India
Ninguém tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) Gullane Entertainment/Netflix Brazil
Best Performance by an Actor
Billy Barratt in Responsible Child Kudos/72 films U.K.
Guido Caprino in 1994 Sky/Wildside/Beta Film Italy
Raphael Logam in Impuros (Impure) – Season 2 The Walt Disney Company/Barry Company Brazil
Arjun Mathur in Made in Heaven Excel Media & Entertainment/Tiger Baby Productions India
Best Performance by an Actress
Emma Bading in Play Sappralot Productions/Tellux Next/BR/ARD Degeto Germany
Andrea Beltrão in Hebe Globo/20th Century Fox Brazil/Hebe Forever/Labrador Filmes/Loma Filmes/Warner Bros. Brazil
Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth is Missing STV Productions U.K.
Yeo Yann Yann in Invisible Stories HBO Asia/Birdmandog Singapore
El Testigo (The Witness) Caracol Television Colombia
For Sama Channel 4 News/ITN Productions/PBS Frontline U.K.
Granni-E-minem Korean Broadcasting SystemSouth Korea
Terug naar Rwanda (Back to Rwanda) De Chinezen/VRT Belgium
Jake and Charice NHK Japan
Refavela 40 HBO Brasil/Conspiração Brazil
Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca) Babel Doc/France Televisions France
Why Do We Dance? Sky Arts Production Hub U.K.
Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program
20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Univision/The Latin Recording Academy U.S.
La Reina del Sur – Season 2 Telemundo Global Studios/Netflix/AG Studios Colombia/Diagonal TV/Argos U.S.
No te Puedes Esconder Telemundo Global Studios/Netflix U.S.
Preso No.1 Telemundo Global Studios/Keshet U.S.
Canta Comigo Rádio e Televisão Record S.A./Endemol Shine Brazil
Folkeopplysningen (The Public Enlightenment) Teddy TV Norway
MasterChef Thailand – Season 3 Heliconia H Group Company Limited Thailand
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds Endemol Shine Australia Australia
Content Ludo Studio Australia
#martyisdead Bionaut/MALL.TV/cz.nic Czech Republic
Mil Manos por Argentina (One Thousand Hands for Argentina) Storylab/Atomic Lab/Flow Argentina
People Like Us – Season 2 Action for AIDS Singapore/Cheo Pictures/Pilgrim Pictures Singapore
Chen Xi Yuan (Love And Destiny) Gcoo Entertainment Co. Ltd./iQIYI China
Na Corda Bamba (On Thin Ice) Plural Entertainment Portugal Portugal
Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of a Nation) Globo Brazil
Pequeña Victoria (Victoria Small) Viacom International Studios/Oficina Burman Argentina
L’Effondrement (The Collapse) ET BIM/Studio Plus/Canal Plus France
Elis – Viver é Melhor que Sonhar Globo/Globo Filmes/Bravura Cinematografica/Academia de Filmes Brazil
The Festival of the Little Gods Tohoku Broadcasting Japan
Responsible Child Kudos/72 films U.K.
International Emmy Founders Award
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his COVID-19 briefings
Source: Hollywood Reporter