Martin Freeman and Derry Girls win top prizes at International Emmy Awards
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The Liverpool-set thriller follows Freeman’s character Chris across six night shifts as an urgent response police officer. It has been praised for its gritty style and narrative.
Derry Girls, created and written by Lisa McGee on Channel 4, follows a group of teenagers growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1990s before the Good Friday Agreement.
Other British productions honoured included The Smeds And The Smoos, which won the award for best animation for children.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s story, which first aired on the BBC last December, shows two young protagonists, Janet and Bill, who fall in love and run away together, forcing their red and blue families to put aside their differences to search for them.
The International Emmy for best documentary went to BBC film Mariupol: The People’s Story about the war-torn Ukrainian city.