The nominees for the 28th International Emmy Awards were announced by International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, on 17 October 2000, at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes. The United Kingdom dominated the nominations for the International Emmys, of the 21 programs indicated, 12 of them were from Britain. A record number of 549 programs were entered for this edition.
The BBC's Gloriana, a film was honored in the performing arts category for the telefilm by director Phyllida Lloyd, a London-based theater and opera director. This was followed by another BBC honour – shared with independent outfit Kudos – for children's show The Magician's House. The award for outstanding news coverage went to ITN journalist Mark Austin and cameraman Andy Rex for their coverage of the floods in Mozambique.
The Drama Emmy went to the NetherlandsAll Stars, produced by NOS and VARA Broadcasting Organizations. All Stars, based on the Dutch feature film with the same title and cast, is a comedy series about the lives of seven twenty-something pals.
The documentary category was won by Israel's Kapo, based on trials held in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s of Jewish Holocaust survivors.
The arts documentary honors went to The Jazzman from the Gulag, a France 3 production that dealt with the life of Eddie Rosner, a German-born jazz musician of Polish Jewish descent who was dubbed by Louis Armstrong as the "White Armstrong."