21st International Emmy Awards
|21st International Emmy Awards|
Eighteen programs have been selected as finalists for the 21st annual International Emmy Awards. Six of the finalists are British entries, a percentage that’s slightly down over previous years. A record 269 programs from 35 countries were entered for consideration.
The BBC was the big winner at the ceremony of the International Emmys, winning top honors in two of the six award categories. The International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented a total of eight awards, including co-winners.
Unnatural Pursuits, a BBC TV Production in association with Arts & Entertainment Network, won in the drama category. Written by Simon Gray and starring Alan Bates, the program debuted in U.S. television on A&E in January 1996. In the popular arts category, Absolutely Fabulous, a BBC TV production written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, shared honors with Drop the Dead Donkey, from Channel Four Television.
Other winners included The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, from Omega Films GmbH and Nomad Films (Germany/Belgium) (arts documentary); Concerto!, from Initial Films and Television Ltd. (U.K.) (performing arts); The Penknife, from NOS/AVRO Bos Bros. (Netherlands) (children and young people); Monika and Jonas: The Face of the Informer State, from NHK (Japan), and Disappearing World: We are all Neighbors, from Granada Television (U.K.) (co-winners, documentary).
|The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl||Germany / Belgium||Omega Film / Nomad Film||Won|
|Bortz, Bergman and The Bacchae||Sweden||Sveriges Television||Nominated|
Children & Young People
|The Penknife||Netherlands||Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep||Won|
|Round the Twist||Australia||Australian Children's Television Foundation||Nominated|
|The Borrowers||United Kingdom||BBC||Nominated|
Monika and Jonas – The Face of the Informer State (tie)
| United Kingdom
|Shackled Children||France||Metropole Television||Nominated|
|Unnatural Pursuits||United Kingdom||BBC||Won|
|Concerto||United Kingdom||Initial Film and TV||Won|
|The Vampyr: A Soap Opera||United Kingdom||BBC||Nominated|
|Drop the Dead Donkey||United Kingdom||Channel 4||Won|
|Absolutely Fabulous||United Kingdom||BBC||Nominated|
|The Lion’s Roar: AIDS||Netherlands||VARA||Nominated|
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