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C21 Drama Awards finalists announced

The finalists have been announced in C21’s International Drama Awards, which are voted for by the world’s leading scripted commissioners and buyers.

From 327 entries across 11 categories, the finalists reflect the prolific drama output over the past 12 months.

The winners will be announced during an online International Drama Awards Ceremony, which takes place on December 2 as part of Content London On Demand – The New Normal Box Set.

David Jenksinson The chairman of the judges, C21 editor-in-chief and managing director David Jenkinson (pictured), said: “This year’s drama awards is no less competitive just because there’s a global pandemic. The judges have shortlisted an amazing line-up of finalists that reflect the very best of scripted television from around the world.”

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The finalists in the 2019/20 C21 International Drama Awards are:


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best English-Language Drama are:

Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame)
Produced by: Sister
For: BBC Two and Netflix
Distributed by: A Sister production for BBC Two and Netflix

I May Destroy You
Produced by: Various Artists Ltd and Falkna Productions
For: BBC One and HBO
Distributed by: Worldwide by Warner Bros International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland, where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios

Lovecraft Country
Produced by: HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
For: HBO and Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: HBO

Miss Scarlet & the Duke
Produced by: Element 8 Entertainment in association with 87 Films, Bandidos Yanquis and Shinawil
For: UKTV/Alibi Channel, PBS/Masterpiece Theater
Distributed by: A&E Network International

Normal People
Produced by: Element Pictures
For: BBC and Hulu
Distributed by: BBC and Hulu

Unbelievable
Produced by: CBS Television Studios for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best TV Movie are:

A Stranger in Shanghai
Produced by: NHK
For: NHK
Distributed by: NHK Enterprises

Anthony
Produced by: LA Productions
For: BBC One
Distributed by: ITV Studios

Elizabeth is Missing
Produced by: STV Studios
For: BBC One
Distributed by: Sky Studios

Responsible Child
Produced by: Kudos in association with 72 Films
For: BBC Two
Distributed by: Banijay Rights

Sitting in Limbo
Produced by: Left Bank Pictures
For: BBC One
Distributed by: BBC

The Windermere Children
Produced by: Wall to Wall Media and Warner Bros ITVP Germany
For: BBC Two (UK) and ZDF (Germany)
Distributed by: Fremantle


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Individual Performance in a Drama Series are:

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Produced by: Element Pictures
For: BBC and Hulu
Distributed by: BBC and Hulu

David Tennant – Des
Produced by: New Pictures
For: ITV
Distributed by: all3media International

Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth is Missing
Produced by: STV Studios
For: BBC One
Distributed by: Sky Studios

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You
Produced by: Various Artists Ltd and Falkna Productions
For: BBC One and HBO
Distributed by: Worldwide by Warner Bros International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland, where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios.

Olivia Colman – The Crown
Produced by: Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Produced by: Studio Airlift and RealFilm for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Newform Drama Series are:

Devils
Produced by: Sky Studios, Lux Vide, Orange Studios, OCS
For: Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: NBCUniversal

Double Booking
Produced by: Nippon TV
For: Nippon TV
Distributed by: Nippon TV

Realm of the Dead
Produced by: Laserutleien
For: NRK
Distributed by: NRK

The Collapse
Produced by: ET BIM
In coproduction with: Studio+, Canal+ and Synchrone Media
For: Canal+ Création Décalée
Distributed by: StudioCanalTV

My Jungle
Produced by: Ruvido Production in collaboration with Rai Fiction
For: RaiPlay
Distributed by: Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana

ZeroZeroZero
Produced by: Cattleya, Bartlebyfilm, Sky Studios
For: Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: StudioCanalTV


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Comedy Drama Series are:

Breeders
Produced by: Avalon Television in association with FX
For: Sky One
Distributed by: 20th Television

Feel Good
Produced by: Objective Fiction and Objective Media Group Scotland
For: Channel 4 and Netflix
Distributed by: all3media International

Frayed
Produced by: Merman Television in association with Guesswork Television
For: Sky One
Distributed by: NBCU

Love Me
Produced by: WBITVP Sweden
For: Viaplay
Distributed by: Eccho Rights

Never Have I Ever
Produced by: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Original Langster and Kaling International for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Upright
Produced by: Lingo Pictures
For: Sky Atlantic/Foxtel Showcase/Sundance Now
Distributed by: eOne


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy-Drama Series are:

Asa Butterfield – Sex Education
Produced by: Eleven Film for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Guz Khan – Man Like Mobeen
Produced by: Tiger Aspect Productions
For: BBC Three and BBC One
Distributed by: Banijay Rights

Jessica Hynes – There She Goes
Produced by: Merman Television
For: BBC Two
Distributed by:

Josephine Bornebusch – Love Me
Produced by: WBITVP Sweden
For: Viaplay
Distributed by: Eccho Rights

Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me
Produced by: CBS Television Studios for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education
Produced by: Eleven Film for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Miniseries are:

22 July
Produced by: NRK
For: NRK
Distributed by: Nent Studios UK

Catherine The Great
Produced by: New Pictures, Origin Pictures
For: Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: Sky in assocition with HBO

Defending Jacob
Produced by: Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content
For: Apple TV+
Distributed by: Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing and Distribution

Des
Produced by: New Pictures
For: ITV
Distributed by: all3media International

Quiz
Produced by: Left Bank Pictures
For: ITV
Distributed by: ITV and AMC

Stateless
Produced by: Matchbox Pictures and Dirty Films for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Unorthodox
Produced by: Studio Airlift and RealFilm for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Casting of a Drama Series are:

Des
Produced by: New Pictures
For: ITV
Distributed by: all3media International

I May Destroy You
Produced by: Various Artists Ltd and Falkna Productions
For: BBC One and HBO
Distributed by: Worldwide by Warner Bros International Television Distribution, excluding the UK and Ireland where the series will be distributed by BBC Studios.

Normal People
Produced by: Element Pictures
For: BBC and Hulu
Distributed by: BBC and Hulu

The Crown
Produced by: Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Unbelievable
Produced by: CBS Television Studios for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Unorthodox
Produced by: Studio Airlift and RealFilm for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Non-English-Language Drama are:

Kalifat
Produced by: Filmlance International AB, in coproduction with Sveriges Television and Film Capital Stockholm
For: SVT
Distributed by: Sveriges Television/International sales: Banijay Rights

No Man’s Land
Produced by: Masha Productions, Spiro Films, Haut et Court TV, coproduced by Arte France and Versus Production, in association with Hulu. Fremantle’s Christian Vesper is coproducer.
For: Arte and Hulu
Distributed by: Fremantle

Partisan
Produced by: WBITVP Sweden
For: Viaplay
Distributed by: Warner Bros International Television Production

Ragnarok
Produced by: SAM Productions for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Tehran
Produced by: Donna and Shula Productions in association with Paper Plane Productions, with the participation of Cineflix Rights and Cosmote TV
For: Kan 11 and Apple TV+
Distributed by: Cineflix Rights

When The Dust Settles
Produced by: DR Drama
For: DR
Distributed by: DR Sales


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Returning Comedy Drama Series are:

After Life
Produced by: Derek Productions for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Brassic
Produced by: Calamity Films
For: Sky One
Distributed by: ITV Studios

Dead to Me
Produced by: CBS Television Studios for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

Man Like Mobeen
Produced by: Tiger Aspect Productions
For: BBC Three and BBC One
Distributed by: Banijay Rights

Sex Education
Produced by: Eleven Film for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

There She Goes
Produced by: Merman Television
For: BBC Two
Distributed by:


The 2020 International Drama Award finalists for Best Returning Drama Series are:

Babylon Berlin
Produced by: X Filme Creative Pool in co-production with ARD Degeto, WDR, Sky Studios and Beta Film
For: Sky Deutschland and ARD
Distributed by: Beta Film

Deutschland89
Produced by: UFA Fiction and Big Window Productions (both Fremantle companies) in cooperation with Amazon Studios, Fremantle and UFA Distribution, supported by German Motion Picture Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM
For: Amazon Prime Video (Germany)
Distributed by: Fremantle

Marcella
Produced by: Buccaneer Media
For: Netflix and ITV (UK)
Distributed by: Cineflix Rights

My Brilliant Friend – The Story of a New Name
Produced by: The Apartment, Wildside, both part of Fremantle and Fandango in collaboration with Rai Fiction in collaboration with HBO Entertainment in coproduction with Mowe and Umedia
For: HBO and Rai
Distributed by: Fremantle in collaboration with Rai Com

Ozark
Produced by: MRC Television for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

The Crown
Produced by: Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix


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