Thursday 21 September 2017

'Moone Boy' wins International Emmy

Writer Nick Vincent Murphy (R) and actor Chris O'Dowd pose for photographers with their Best Comedy award during the 41st International Emmy Awards in New York last night. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Writer Nick Vincent Murphy (R) and actor Chris O'Dowd pose for photographers with their Best Comedy award during the 41st International Emmy Awards in New York last night. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Ireland-based Sky One show 'Moone Boy' scooped the Comedy Award at last night's International Emmy Award Show.

The show faced competition from South Africa's 'Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola', France's 'Workingirls' and Brazil's 'How to Enjoy the End of the World'.

Writers Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy accepted the award, which they say they were not expecting.

'We’ve been focused on drinking tonight,” Mr Murphy said.

The show, very loosely-based on Mr O'Dowd's own childhood, follows the story of a young boy in rural Ireland, his imaginary friend and his dysfunctional family. The third season will air next year.

The show was nominated for two awards at the 2012 British Comedy Awards.

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