Producers Haut et Court TV and Canal+ beat off competition from three other contenders, including BBC One's Accused, at a ceremony held in New York last night (November 25).
During its UK broadcast on Channel 4, The Returned attracted an average of 1.8 million UK viewers each week, with a 7.1% audience share during its 9pm Sunday slot.
The series was well-received in its home nation and achieved equal success in Sweden and Belgium. It recently premiered in the Us on the Sundance Channel.
The Returned beat other international series including Accused - which won in 2011 - as well as Maalaala Mo Kaya from The Philippines and Brazilian series Next in Line.
However, actor Sean Bean picked the award for 'Best Performance by an Actor' for his role in Accused.
"I've never actually won anything," Bean said.