‘Derry Girls,’ ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ ‘Bake Off’ Among 2023 International Emmy Nominees (Full List)

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A genius South Korean lawyer with very poor social skills, Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen as Danish writer Karen Blixen, Martin Freeman as a cop on the edge, and those foul-mouthed Derry Girls are among the nominees for this year’s International Emmy awards, which were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 56 nominees span 20 countries and six continents.

Best drama contenders include South Korea’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo, featuring Park Eun-bin as an autistic rookie female lawyer with a genius IQ; the German period drama The Empress, British thriller The Devil’s Hour starring Peter Capaldi; and Yosi, the Regretful Spy, a historic thriller from Argentina, another Amazon production. On the comedy side, Netflix’s Northern Irish hit Derry Girls is up against Argentine series The Boss from Star+, season 2 of the French reality show send-up Le Flambeau, and Vir Das: Landing, a Netflix stand-up special from the Indian comedy star.

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Among the best actress nominees are Connie Nielsen for the Danish biopic Becoming Karen Blixen, Billie Piper for Brit HBO Max series I Hate Suzie Too, Shefali Shah for season 2 of Netflix’s Delhi Crime (the best drama winner at the 2020 International Emmys), and Karla Souza for the Mexican sports drama Dive, from Amazon. Best actor contenders include Martin Freeman for BBC’s The Responder, Gustavo Bassani in Yosi, the Regretful Spy, Jonas Karlsson for C4’s Swedish survival thriller Riding in Darkness, and Jim Sarbh for Indian aerospace drama Rocket Boys.

In the non-scripted category, beloved British culinary show The Great British Bake Off, now in its 13th season, is going up against the likes of Japanese format Love by A.I, France’s The Time Hotel: Dalida, and Brazilian entertainment show The Bridge.

The International Academy will host the nominees at the International Emmy World Television Festival in New York from November 17-19. The winners of the 51st International Emmys will be announced at a gala on Monday, Nov. 20.

2023 International Emmy Awards Nominees

Arts Programming

Art Is Our Voice, NHK (Japan)

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eagle Vision / White Pine Pictures (Canada)

Los Tigres Del Norte: Historias Que Contar, Prime Video / Filmadora (Mexico)

Music Under the Swastika‚ The Maestro and the Cellist of Auschwitz, 3B-Produktion GmbH / Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Best Performance by an Actor

Gustavo Bassani in Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido, Oficina Burman (The Mediapro Studio) / Amazon


Martin Freeman in The Responder, Dancing Ledge Productions (United Kingdom)

Jonas Karlsson in Nattryttarna [Riding in Darkness], Jarowskij (Sweden)

Jim Sarbh in Rocket Boys, Culver Max Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly known as Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.) / Emmay Entertainment / Roy Kapur Films (India)

Best Performance by an Actress

Connie Nielsen in Drømmeren – Karen Blixen Bliver Til, Zentropa Episodes ApS / Viaplay / Belga / Stage 5 (Denmark)

Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie Too, Bad Wolf (United Kingdom)

Shefali Shah in Delhi Crime – Season 2, SK Global Entertainment / Golden Karavan / Film Karavan (India)

Karla Souza in La Caída [Dive], Madam / Filmadora / Infity Hill / Amazon (Mexico)

Drama Series

Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Astory / KT Studio Genie (South Korea)

Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido, Oficina Burman (The Mediapro Studio) / Amazon (Argentina)

The Devil’s Hour, Hartswood Films / Amazon (United Kingdom)

The Empress, Sommerhaus Serien (Germany)


Derry Girls – Season 3, Hat Trick Productions (United Kingdom)

El Encargado [The Boss], Star+ Original Productions / Pegsa (Argentina)

Le Flambeau – Season 2 [La Flamme], Entre 2 & 4 / Making Prod (France)

Vir Das: Landing, Weirdass Comedy / Rotten Science (India)


Dossiê Chapecó – O Jogo Por Trás Da Tragédia, Warner Bros. Discovery / Pacha Films (Brazil)

Mariupol: The People’s Story, Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC (United Kingdom)

Nazijäger – Reise In Die Finsternis [Nazi Hunter – Journey Into Darkness], Spiegel TV GmbH


Witness – Serigne vs. The EU, Zungu / Al Jazeera English (Qatar)

Non-Scripted Entertainment

A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil, Warner Bros. Discovery / Endemol Shine Brasil (Brazil)

Hôtel du Temps: Dalida [The Time Hotel: Dalida], Mediawan / Ardimages (France)

Love by A.I., Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. / Smart Dog Media (Japan)

The Great British Bake Off – Season 13, Love Productions (United Kingdom)

Short-Form Series

Des Gens Bien Ordinaires [A Very Ordinary World], Magneto Prod / Canal+ (France)

Lynchings, Record TV (Brazil)

Man vs. Bee, RedRum Films (United Kingdom)

The Mandela Project, Paramount (South Africa)

Sports Documentary

30 Dias Para Ganar, North Films / N+Docs / ViX+ (Mexico)

Alexia. Labor Omnia Vincit, You First Originals (Spain)

Harley & Katya, Stranger Than Fiction Films (Australia)

Two Sides, T+W / Whisper Cymru (South Africa)


Cara e Coragem, TV Globo (Brazil)

Pantanal, TV Globo (Brazil)

Para Sempre [Forever], Plural Entertainment (Portugal)

Yargi [Family Secrets], Ay Yapim (Turkey)

TV Movie/Mini-Series

Chaeboljib Maknaeadeul [Reborn Rich], Raemongraein / SLL / ChaebolSPC / VIU (South Korea)

Infiniti, Empreinte Digitale / Federation Entertainment Belgique (France)

La Caída [Dive], Madam / Filmadora / Infinity Hill / Amazon (Mexico)

Life and Death in the Warehouse, BBC Studios (United Kingdom)

Kids: Animation

Menino Maluquinho [The Nutty Boy], Chatrone (Brazil)

Moominvalley – Season 3, Gutsy Animations (Finland)

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure, Warf Studios / Field Management Expand (Japan)

The Smeds and The Smoos, Magic Light Pictures (United Kingdom)

Kids: Factual

Built To Survive, Butter Media / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Australian Children’s Television Foundation (Australia)

Quintal TV – Season 2 [Yard TV], Canal Futura – Fundação Roberto Marinho (Brazil)

Takalani Sesame – Season 13, Sesame Workshop / Pulp Films (South Africa)

Triff… Anne Frank [Meet… Anne Frank], Cross Media / IFAGE (Germany)

Kids: Live-Action

Gudetama: An Eggscellent Adventure, OLM, Inc. (Japan)

Heartbreak High, Fremantle / Newbe (Australia)

Kol Od Balevav [Memory Forest], TTV Production Ltd. / Kan Educational / Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) / Gesher Multicultural Film Fund / The AVI CHAI Foundation / Maimonides Fund


Tierra Incógnita, Disney+ Original Productions / Non Stop (Argentina)

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