Derry Girls wins top prize at International Emmy Awards

Derry Girls

There really is no stopping the success of this show!

The 51st International Emmy Awards ceremony took place in New York on Monday, which saw the third and final season of Derry Girls win a coveted award for comedy.

Yes, the Channel 4 series won the International Emmy for Comedy alongside Netflix special Vir Das: Landing, which first aired in 2022.

This follows the show’s success at the Royal Television Society Awards, Irish Film and Television Awards and the Baftas.

Pic: Aidan Monaghan/Hat Trick via Channel 4

The hit comedy show was written and created by Lisa McGee and starred Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland and Dylan Llewellyn.

It was first broadcast in 2018 and ran for three seasons before finishing in 2022.

The show follows a group of teenagers growing up during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1990s before the Good Friday Agreement was signed.

Following the win, Lisa took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share her delight, referencing the show’s previous awards by writing: “Collection complete.”

It pretty much goes without saying, that we’ve had a gaping hole in our hearts since Derry Girls ended.

But luckily for us, Lisa has a brand new show in the works, entitled How to Get to Heaven From Belfast.

The eight-part series follows longtime friends Saoirse, Robyn and Dara, who are now in their late 30s. So basically grown-up Derry Girls, right?

While no air date has been announced, we couldn’t be more excited for this!

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