Israeli Thriller “Tehran” Wins Best Drama at International Emmy Awards
Israel’s “Tehran” won the award for Best Drama Series Monday at the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards.
The Israeli thriller produced by public broadcaster Kan and picked up worldwide by Apple TV +, beat the Indian series “Aarya”, the Chilean program “El Presidente” and the British program “There She Goes” in the category of best fiction.
âTehran is not just a spy series, it’s also about understanding the human behind your enemy,â executive producer Dana Eden said in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in New York. York.
She noted that the cast and crew on the show included both Israelis and Iranians and âwe found that we have a lot in common. I think this gives hope for the future, and I hope we can march together – the Iranians and the Israelis – in Jerusalem and Tehran, as friends and not as enemies. “
The show, which first aired in Israel last June and aired on Apple TV last September, tells the story of a young Mossad agent undercover in Tehran on a mission to help prepare the ground for an IDF airstrike on an Iranian nuclear reactor.
The critically acclaimed show both inside and outside Israel stars Niv Sultan as Tamar, the young Mossad agent, alongside Navid Negahban, Menashe Noy and Shaun. Toub. It was written and created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden and Maor Kohn.
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The second season of the series is currently filmed in Athens, where Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close has joined the series.
Israel had previously won only two International Emmy Awards: best comedy in 2018 for the series “Nevsu” and best comedy in 2010 for the show “Ramzor”.
Separately, Israeli actor Roy Nik, who was nominated for best actor for his role in the Israeli television series “Normali”, lost to David Tennant in the British program “Des”.
The other nominees were Nawazuddin Siddique in the Indian series “Serious Men” and Christian TappÃ¡n in the Colombian program “El Robo del Siglo”.
The show, which premiered on HOT last year, stars Nik as the struggling writer Noam.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report