New York, November 16, 2020The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced its Host and Presenter line-up for the International Emmy® Awards ceremony streaming live on Monday, November 23rd at 11 am ET on the Academy’s website

TV, Film & Stage Actor Richard Kind will host live from New York City. “How lucky am I to be the first Biden-era American representative to the International Emmys!” said Kind about hosting.

He will be joined by a cast of New York based and international presenters.

The New York cast includes: Kelsey Asbille (Fargo, Yellowstone), Paul Blackthorne (Arrow), Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), Indira Varna (For Life, Game of Thrones). The international cast includes : Haluk Bilginer from Istanbul, Turkey (2019 International Emmy® Winner and star of Ay Yapim’s Persona), Caroline Peters from Cologne NRW, Germany (Actress and Writer), Caua Reymond from Rio, Brazil (star of Globo’s Iron Island), Miguel Angel Silvestre from Madrid, Spain (HBO’s 30 Coins) and Fu Xiaotian from Hong Kong, PR China, (Host of Phoenix’s Talk with World Leaders).

Richard Kind is a Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Nominee for the Broadway Hit, The Big Knife, Kind is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind appeared in the Academy Award Winning Best Picture, Argo for director Ben Affleck and starred as ‘Bing Bong’ in the hit Pixar Film, Inside Out. He played a memorable, heartbreaking role in Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter. Apart from his infamous roles on Spin City and Mad About You, Kind was also a series regular on the acclaimed HBO series, Luck as well as three seasons on Amazon’s Red Oaks. He has guest starred on many shows, and has had recurring roles on Fox’s Gotham, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, and has appeared numerous times on Young Sheldon, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit. On stage, Kind has starred in Guys and Dolls in London, the smash hit Broadway musical The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Candide, and Bounce, among others. Kind started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall and Gary Kroeger.


About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIP and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Short-Form Series, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to


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