The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 40th International Emmy Awards. Regis Philbin hosted the event tonight held at the New York Hilton. Here’s a complete list of winners and descriptions from the Academy.

2012 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD WINNERS

Arts Programming
Songs of War
a&o buero filmproduktion / ZDF / ARTE
Germany
Music elates, touches the soul, and bypasses reason. Music is magic. This magic can also turn music into an insidious weapon. In Songs of War, the relationship between music and violence is explored.

Best Performance by an Actor
Darío Grandinetti
as Mario
Television x la Inclusion – Suelo Argentino
ON TV Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos / INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales)
Argentina
Mario is a taxi driver to whom life has not been kind. He is divorced and lives in a humble house. When he finds out that his new neighbors are from Peru, his hatred towards Peruvians will trigger a war against the neighbors which won’t stop until they move out of their home.

Best Performance by an Actress
Cristina Banegas
as Paula
Television x la Inclusion – Sin Cobertura
ON TV Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos / INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales)
Argentina
Paula is the mother of Fernanda, a girl with Down Syndrome who is in urgent need of heart surgery. The health insurance company that covered the procedure has now merged with Argenlife, and the authorization for treatment has been denied. Paula fights to save her daughter’s life, aided only by her own perseverance.

Comedy
The Invisible Woman
TV Globo / Conspiração Filmes
Brazil
Pedro works in publicity and is married to his boss Clarisse. Another woman suddenly reappears in his life: Amanda, a figment of his imagination that represents his ideal lover. Even though Pedro knows Amanda doesn’t really exist, her presence in his life threatens his relationship with Clarisse.

Documentary
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
BBC / KEO
United Kingdom
Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, author Sir Terry Pratchett wants to know whether he could decide to end his life before the disease takes over. He travels to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, where he witnesses firsthand the procedures set out for an assisted death.

Drama Series
Braquo season 2
CANAL + Original Programming / CAPA DRAMA / BAD COMPANY
France
Police officer Eddie Caplan and his group have been arrested for their crimes. Caplan is sent to prison to await trial. In the outside world, however, violence and greed continue to prevail.

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Non-Scripted Entertainment
The Amazing Race Australia
Active TV / Seven Network / ABC Studios
Australia
Eleven teams of two from across Australia race around the world in a 50,000 kilometer, 12 country adventure. Teams compete in a series of challenges at each destination, but some will find the biggest challenge is just getting there.

Telenovela
The Illusionist
TV Globo
Brazil
Herculano Quintanilha is a scam artist in a small town who is accused of robbery and imprisoned. In jail he meets master Ferragus who teaches him about the fascinating world of magic. Upon his release he begins to work as an illusionist. He also befriends Marcos, the rebellious son of the powerful Hayalla family.

TV Movie/Mini-Series
Black Mirror
Zeppotron Productions for Channel 4
United Kingdom
A twisted parable for the Twitter age, Black Mirror taps into the collective unease about our modern world.

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