"Derry Girls", the hit comedy created and written by Lisa McGee, won the International Emmy for Comedy at the 51st International Emmy Awards, which were hosted in New York City last night, Monday, November 20.

"Derry Girls," the Derry-based Channel 4 series following a group of teens growing up in Northern Ireland in the years before the Good Friday Agreement, tied with Netflix's "Vir Das: Landing” at last night's awards.

We have a Tie! The International Emmy for Comedy goes to "Derry Girls - Season 3” produced by Hat Trick Productions#iemmyWIN pic.twitter.com/3bKrxFEoUT

— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 21, 2023

On Monday night, McGee shared a snap on X, formerly Twitter, of her accepting the International Emmy:


— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) November 21, 2023

Poignantly, she also shared a picture of her Emmy statue which she adorned with two bracelets that read "Hope." In the post, she tagged Children in Crossfire, a registered charity in Northern Ireland that works in schools and with the general public to raise awareness of global justice issues, and advocate for increased investment in Early Childhood Education.

The charity was delighted with McGee's shout-out:

WOW!! This is just unbelievable - Congratulations @LisaMMcGee and the entire Derry Girls team on what was one of the best television series EVER! Thank you for giving us Derry Girls! #DerryGirlsHOPE https://t.co/oNdRF5CbmD

— Children in Crossfire (@ChildreninXfire) November 21, 2023

"Derry Girls," whose final season aired in 2022, follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland), and friends Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), and Michelle’s tag along English cousin James, aka The Wee English Fella, (Dylan Llewellyn). 

The rest of the cast includes Tommy Tiernan as Erin’s long-suffering father Gerry, Tara Lynne O’Neill as Erin’s mother Mary, Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe, Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah, and Siobhán McSweeney as Sister Michael, the Headmistress of Lady Immaculate College.

Aside from Monday night's International Emmy win, "Derry Girls" has also won two IFTAs and three BAFTAs, among a number of other awards.