German Netflix series "The Empress" wins International Emmy Award
21st November 2023
During her lifetime Empress Elisabeth of Austria was considered the most beautiful woman in Europe. After she was stabbed and died 125 years ago, she became a legend, with her story often adapted into films. One of the latest productions is Netflix's German historical drama "The Empress" ("Die Kaiserin") which tells the story of her early life and which picked up an International Emmy for best drama series on November 20.
The soundtrack album for the Netflix original series features selections of the show’s original music composed by Johannes Lehniger ("Nothing Bad Can Happen", "Raus"), Lisa Morgenstern and Sebastian Damerius ("Pelican Blood", "Sleep").
The series, which also looks at the famous love story between Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth von Wittelsbach popularly known as Sisi, competed against productions from South Korea, Argentina and the United Kingdom. After their victory, the series team together with author Katharina Eyssen and producer Jochen Laube cheered wildly for minutes in front of the global press.
"It's surreal," Eyssen told the German Press Agency, dpa, saying she couldn't believe the success of her series. She added that the emotions and dynamics of the family story of "The Empress" was what most probably fascinated the audience and jury.