Channel 4’s Derry Girls has won a comedy award at the International Emmys.

The third and final season of the hit comedy jointly won best comedy programme alongside Indian comedian Vir Das’ stand-up special, Vir Das: Landing.

Winners were announced last night, November 20th, at the 51st International Emmy Awards Gala in New York. Writer Lisa McGee was in attendance to collect the prestigious award.

Over the course of three seasons Derry Girls followed the exploits of a group of teenagers growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1990s before the Good Friday Agreement.

Derry Girls is the creation of acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the backdrop of The Troubles. The first series aired in January 2018 and received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from viewers from around the UK and particularly from the local community in Derry, making it Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch series of the last 18 years.