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Les Revenants — an American remake of which is in development at A&E — was named best drama series of 2013 at the International Emmy Awards tonight, while Sean Bean won the best actor trophy for his role as a lit teacher with a cross-dressing alter ego in the British anthology Accused. Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro won best actress for her role in The Sweet Mother. The UK’s Moone Boy, about an Irish boy and his imaginary friend, took best comedy. Former The Daily Show correspondent (and newly named HBO show host) John Oliver hosted this year’s International Emmy ceremony, whose Founders Award went to J.J. Abrams, while the Directorate Award was presented to Rtl Group Co-ceo Anke Schäferkordt. Related: Sean Bean, France’s ‘The Returned’ Among International Emmy Noms Les Revenants, the French TV series based on an obscure 2004 movie that sold only 32,000 tickets in France, was a hit »

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