Generation War, the three-part German television series, has won the prestigious award for best TV Movie / Miniseries at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, which took place on November 24 at the New York Hilton Hotel. The Gala event was attended by over 1000 international television professionals and hosted by British comedian and writer Matt Lucas. The Academy behind the awards was formed with a mission to recognise and celebrate television produced outside of the United States.
Beating competition from around the world, including titles such as Alexander and Other Heroes from Brazil and the UK’s An Adventure in Space and Time, Generation War has so far triumphed at several awards ceremonies despite the controversies it’s faced for its depiction of Germany’s Nazi past.
The drama, which, in its original German title Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter, translates to “Our Mothers, Our Fathers”, depicts the deviating paths of five friends during World War II and the unexpected experiences and terrors they face that will change their lives forever. The cast is made up of Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Scütter, Miriam Stein and Ludwig Trepte.
Over 7 million Germans watched the series last year when it first aired on Germany’s public television ZDF. It was also a hit when broadcast internationally.