Monday night, in New York, Hungarian actress Gera Marina took home an International Emmy for Best Actress for her work in “Eternal Winter,” directed by Attila Szász. This was the first time that Hungary was even nominated for an International Emmy, an award presented to television programs produced outside of the US. Hungary also received yet another nomination for “Trezor,” directed by Péter Bergendy and which won for Best Television Mini Series. The two works were both produced by Tamás Lajos, with screenplays written by Norbert Köbli.
“Eternal Winter” tells the story of one of the many Hungarian women suspected of having German origins who were dragged away by Soviet police to work in a brutal gulag. Hundreds of thousands died in these camps under Soviet rule.
This year, the International Emmy Awards saw productions from 21 countries receive a total of 44 nominations in 11 categories. The awards are given out by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and first began back in 1973.