• Netflix's "Delhi Crime" won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards
  • Glenda Jackson won Best Actress for "Elizabeth is Missing" 
  • Billy Barratt won Best Actor for "Responsible Child" 

The winners of the 48th annual International Emmy Awards have been revealed, and it was Netflix that dominated this year’s virtual ceremony after sweeping off the top two prizes of the night. Netflix’s series “Delhi Crime” won the Best Drama Series accolade at the event, making it the first Indian series to ever win an Emmy.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners on its official website. “Delhi Crime” claimed the top prize for telling the story of the horrifying 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case that completely shook the nation and prompted the Indian government to frame stricter laws.

The show chronicles the journey of deputy commissioner Vartika Chaturvedi (portrayed by Shefali Shah) and the team of Delhi Police who have the responsibility of finding the culprits and dealing with the aftermath of such a heinous crime.

Richie Mehta, the creator of the show, thanked everyone who supported the project from its inception and dedicated that award to all the women who endure violence even after doing so much for the society.

“I dedicate this award to all the women who not just endure the violence that so many men inflict on them, but are then tasked to solve the problem. Finally, to the tireless mother, and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that,” Mehta said during the virtual ceremony.

On the other hand, two-time Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson nabbed the Best Performance by an Actress award for her impeccable acting on the British TV series “Elizabeth is Missing.”

Another actor who created history at this year’s event is Billy Barratt. The 13-year-old actor became the youngest person to win the Best Performance by an Actor award in the 48-year history of the ceremony. Barratt was awarded with the accolade for portraying the character of Ray on the hit TV series “Responsible Child.”

Check out the full list of winners below:

Drama Series

“Delhi Crime” - producers: Ivanhoe Pictures/Golden Karavan/Poor Man’s Productions/Netflix, India


"Nobody’s Looking" — producers: Gullane Entertainment/ Netflix, Brazil

TV Movie/ Miniseries

"Responsible Child" — producers: Kudos/72 films, United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actor

Billy Barratt in "Responsible Child" — producers: Kudos/72 films, United Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actress

Glenda Jackson in "Elizabeth Is Missing" — producer: STV Productions, United Kingdom


"For Sama" — producers: Channel 4 News/ITN Productions/PBS Frontline, United Kingdom

Arts Programming

"Vertige de la Chute (Ressaca)" — producers: Babel Doc/France Televisions, France

Non-English Language US primetime

"20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards" producers: Univision /The Latin Recording Academy, USA

"La Reina del Sur – Season 2" — producers: Telemundo Global Studios/Netflix/AG Studios Colombia/Diagonal TV/Argos, USA (tie)


"Orphans of a Nation" — producer: Globo, Brazil

Nonscripted Entertainment

"Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds" — producer: Endemol Shine Australia, Australia

Shortform Series

"#martyisdead" — producers: Bionaut/Mall.TV/cz.nic, Czech Republic

International Emmy Founders Award

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his COVID-19 briefings

Delhi Crime
Shefali Shah as Deputy Commissioner Vartika Chaturvedi in a scene from Netflix's "Delhi Crime" Photo by Netflix/Netflix India