International Emmy Awards 2020: #Martyisdead Wins Best Short-Form Series

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today unveiled the winners of the International Emmy Awards 2020.

The series was directed by Pavel Soukup, written by screenwriters Jaroslav T. Miška and Jan Stehlík and produced Vratislav Šlajer, Jakub Košťál and Milan Kuchynka. The protagonist Marty was played by Jakub Nemčok.

The eight-part online series, available on was inspired by real cases of cyberbullying and created in collaboration with the Safely on the Net project.

The sequel, called #annaismissing, will be available on Mall.TV from May 2021.

#annaismissing will revolve around the investigation into the kidnapping of a child, 14-year-old Anna, for black-market videos. The project is currently in development, and the producers are working closely with the police and experts in internet safety, to not only create a suspenseful format, but also to illustrate the carefully planned system of social engineering and the vulnerability of the victims of online predators.

“We didn’t expect anything, our chance was 25 percent in the final competition,” says Šlajer. “After all, the nomination itself in this worldwide gathering of thousands of series has been a huge success for us, especially in the competition of global players such as Netflix and HBO.”

The List of International Emmy winners here:

  • Best Drama Series: Delhi Crime (India)
  • Best Comedy Series: Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)
  • Best Actress: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (United Kingdom)
  • Best Actor: Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (United Kingdom)
  • Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Responsible Child (United Kingdom
  • Best Short-Form Series: #Martyisdead (Czech Republic)
  • Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program: 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and Reina Del Sur – Season 2
  • Best Telenovela: Orfaos Da Terra (Orphans Of A Nation) (Brazil)
  • Best Documentary: For Sama (United Kingdom)
  • Best Arts Programming: Vertige De La Chute (Ressaca) (France)
  • Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: Old People’s Home For 4-Year-Olds (Australia)

The International Emmy Awards were held virtually on November 23. The awards were presented by actress Kelsey Asbille, Turkish star Haluk Bilginer, actors Paul Blackthorne, Tituss Burgess, Tim Daly, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Nico Tortorella, and actresses Caroline Peters and Indira Varma.


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