The annual International Emmy Awards took place on November 19, and stars in the realm of television and movies around the globe were honored for their work. Reuters reports the majority of awards went to programs from South America, as Argentina and Brazil each took home two recognition awards.
Ryan Murphy, creator of "Glee" and "American Horror Story," among other shows, was honored with the International Founders Award while legendary television creator Norman Lear was presented with a special award. Lear, best known for creating the show "All in the Family," was given the 40th anniversary Founders Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Actor Alan Alda also received the prestigious trophy.
Brazil took home two awards including best comedy series for "The Invisible Woman," the nation also won for "The Illusionist" for outstanding telenovela. Argentina won in the acting categories with actress Cristina Banegas winning for her role in the series "Television x La Inclusion." Dario Grandinetti received the best actor award for playing a racist taxi driver on the same series.
Germany, France and Australia all took home one award each, the news source reports.