Weiner Lauded with International Emmy Founders Award

Mad Men creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner received the International Emmy Founders Award on Monday, Nov. 24 during the 42nd International Emmy Awards.

The other American winner was El Señor de los Cielos, a Telemundo show, for top honors in non-English language US programming. This marked the first time an American series produced predominately in a language other than English won an International Emmy and the category is now permanent. 

 The other winners were The Exhibition (arts programming, Canada), Bianca Krijgsman (best performance by an actress, the Netherlands), What If? 2 (comedy, Belgium), No Burqas Behind Bars (documentary, Sweden), Utopia (drama, the UK),  Educating Yorkshire (non-scripted, the UK), Precious Pearl (telenovela, Brazil) and Generation War (TV movie/miniseries, Germany).

Grupo Globo chairman and CEO Roberto Irineu Marinho won the Directorate Award.

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