Australian series wins International Emmy

Australian thriller Safe Harbour has won the International Emmy Award for movie/miniseries at the 47th annual ceremony recognising programs from outside the US.

The thriller about a disturbing trip to Indonesia for a group of friends from Brisbane beat out nominees from Brazil, India and Hungary.

Matchbox Pictures' produced the series for Australia's SBS. Safe Harbour was picked in the US by Hulu.

The International Emmy kudos are being handed out tonight by the New York-based International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Haluk Bilginer of Turkey's Sahsiyet (Persona) won for best performance by an actor. Brazil's Hack in the City won for short-form series.

Dance or Die, a documentary from the Netherlands about Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh, got the nod for arts programming.

Daily Show correspondent and Crazy Rich Asians co-star Ronny Chieng is hosting the gala at the New York Hilton Hotel in Manhattan.

Honorary awards will be presented to Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and CNN stalwart Christiane Amanpour.

This year's nominations in 11 categories came from 21 countries, for programs spanning children's fare to scripted dramas and comedies to documentary and arts specials.

This year's crop of 44 nominees are spread among Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, for non-English language primetime programming in the US.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Movie/Miniseries

Safe Harbour Matchbox Pictures Australia

Performance by an Actor

Haluk Bilginer in Sahsiyet (Persona) Ay Yapim Turkey

Short-Form Series

Hack The City Fox Lab Brazil / Yourmama Brazil

Arts Programming

Dance or Die A Witfilm / NTR Netherlands