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49th International Emmy Awards complete list of winners: Tehran, Call My Agent!, David Tennant bag top honours

Sushmita Sen starrer Aarya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Serious Men and Vir Das for his Netflix comedy special Vir Das: For India were also nominated.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 23, 2021
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui lost out to Scottish actor David Tennant in the Best Performance by an Actor category at the 49th International Emmy Awards, which took place at Casa Cipriani in New York City late Monday night.

The Israeli spy thriller series Tehran, which won the International Emmy for Drama Series, beat Ram Madhvani's Aarya. In addition, Vir Das's comedic take on Indian history, Vir Das: For India, paved the path for yet another Netflix acquisition, Call My Agent: Season 4, which won the International Emmy for Comedy.

Tennant, who rose to fame as The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, was recognized for his role in the three-part crime thriller Des, which follows Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who was apprehended in 1983 after human remains were discovered in a drain near his London home.

The film Tehran, directed by Moshe Zander, follows a Mossad operative on her first mission in Tehran, which also happens to be her birthplace.

Call My Agent!, the French comic series that takes viewers behind the scenes of the world of celebrity, had its Indian adaptation, Call My Agent: Bollywood, premiere not long ago.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Arts Programming - Kubrick's By Kubrick

Best Performance by an Actress - Haley Squires in Adult Material

Short-Form Series - INSiDE

Non-English Language US Primetime Program - 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards

Documentary - Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice

Non-Scripted Entertainment - The Masked Singer

TV Movie/Mini-Series - Atlantic Crossing

Best Performance by an Actor - David Tennant in Des

Telenovela - The Song of Glory

Comedy - Call My Agent! Season 4

Drama Series - Tehran

The International Emmy Awards honour the best in international television programming. The awards were given out in 11 categories this year, with nominees from 24 nations.

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