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SBS show wins International Emmy

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The controversial SBS series Go Back To Where You Came From 2 has won a prestigious International Emmy award.

The TV series took out the gong in the non-scripted entertainment category at a ceremony in New York.

It was Australia’s only nomination at the awards and beat out competition from South Africa, Israel and Columbia.

The awards are presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and touted as one of the most esteemed media prizes in the world.

The three-part series, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) and aired on SBS in 2012, followed six prominent and outspoken Australians as they experienced the life of a refugee.

“It’s great to see an original Australian show resonate so strongly around the world,” CJZ executive producer Michael Cordell said in a statement.

“We’re incredibly proud of this series. To be nominated was wonderful but to win is sublime.

Go Back’s first series won two Rose d’Ors at the festival in 2012, one of the world’s most coveted television awards.