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German director receives Emmy Award for Netflix miniseries Unorthodox

German director receives Emmy Award for Netflix miniseries Unorthodox

German director receives Emmy Award for Netflix miniseries Unorthodox

A German director has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special. Maria Schrader received the award for her work on the four-part Netflix series, Unorthodox.

An Emmy Award-winning director

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards was held on Sunday, September 20, with Jimmy Kimmel presenting the ceremony in an empty Staples Centre in Los Angeles, while winners gave their speeches from their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the winners was the German director and actress Maria Schrader. “I’m speechless,” she said when receiving the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. Schrader received the award for her directing work on “Unorthodox,” a four-part miniseries which tells the story of Esther, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who flees from New York to Berlin to escape her husband and the ultra-orthodox community in which they live.

Overall, the Netflix show garnered eight nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Shira Haas), and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series (Anna Winger). The show also won at the German Television Awards for Best Production and Costume Design.

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William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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