Star Trek into Darkness Director J.J. Abrams was awarded an International Emmy last night at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.
The International Emmy Awards are given to the best television programs produced, and initially aired, outside of the U.S.
Zachary Quinto presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Abrams, who said “I feel genuinely grateful. It’s a privilege to work in the television medium.”
The International Emmy Founders Award is given to an individual who has “crossed cultural boundaries to touch audiences’ common humanity.”
“The International Emmy Awards is the premiere global platform for the world’s best television programming and performances,” said Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate tonight’s winners for their outstanding achievements and for inspiring audiences worldwide with their great work.”
The 41st International Emmy Awards were presented last night at an event hosted by John Oliver at the New York Hilton in New York City.