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Content Canada 2019

Netflix, Sky, BBC clean up at C21 awards

Winners gather with their C21 International Drama Awards

CONTENT LONDON: Global streaming giant Netflix, European satcaster Sky and UK pubcaster the BBC were involved in nine of the winning projects at C21’s annual International Drama Awards this evening.

Netflix had a hand in four of the projects honoured, including Ozark, which was named Best Returning Drama; Black Mirror, whose USS Callister episode won Best TV Movie; and GLOW, which took Best Returning Comedy Drama. Ozark’s Jason Bateman won Best Male Performance.

The Best Casting award went to King Lear, which aired on BBC2, while fellow BBC series Killing Eve won Best English Language Drama and Best Female Performance for star Jodie Comer.

Sky went home with the Best Miniseries gong for Patrick Melrose, while HBO’s Barry, which Sky airs in the UK, was named Best Comedy Drama.

There were awards, too, for Facebook Watch, which won best Digital Shortform Drama for its adaptation of Skam, and Danish pubcaster DR, which won Best Non-English-Language Drama for Ride Upon the Storm.

StudioCanal TV MD Rola Bauer picked up the Editor’s Choice award from C21’s David Jenkinson in recognition of her 30-year career in the business.

Parasomnia by Jan Smith was announced as the winner of the Drama Series Script Competition. In the Drama Series Pitch the audience vote went to Blackout from Lagardère Studios and jonnydepony. The jury winner was Snow Angels from Happy Ending Film

Full list of winners:

BEST DIGITAL SHORTFORM DRAMA SERIES
Skam Austin
Produced by: XIX Entertainment
For: Facebook Watch
Distributed by: Facebook

BEST RETURNING COMEDY-DRAMA SERIES
Glow
Produced by: Glitter Pictures (a Netflix Studio subsidiary)
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

BEST COMEDY-DRAMA SERIES
Barry
Produced by: HBO
For: Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: HBO

BEST TV MOVIE
Black Mirror: USS Callister
Produced by: House of Tomorrow
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

BEST MINISERIES
Patrick Melrose
Produced by: A Two Cities Television production in association with SunnyMarch and Little Island Productions
For: Sky Atlantic
Distributed by: Sky Vision

BEST RETURNING DRAMA SERIES
Ozark
Produced by: Media Rights Capital
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

BEST CASTING OF A DRAMA SERIES
King Lear
Produced by: Playground Television (UK)/Sonia Friedman Productions
For: BBC2
Distributed by: Playground Television (UK)/Sonia Friedman Productions

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Produced by: Media Rights Capital
For: Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Produced by: Sid Gentle Films
For: BBC1
Distributed by: Endeavor Content

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DRAMA SERIES
Ride Upon the Storm
Produced by: DR Drama
In coproduction with: Arte France and SAM le Français
Commissioning Broadcasters: DR 1 (Denmark) and Arte (France)
Distributed by: StudioCanal

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DRAMA SERIES
Killing Eve
Produced by: Sid Gentle Films
For: BBC1
Distributed by: Endeavor Content

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