Despite constant gripes on here, it seems that us UK’ers are pretty good at this TV lark as British broadcasters bagged seven prizes at the International Emmy Awards in New York last night. Pats on the back all ’round eh? The Beeb won six awards for arts, comedy, documentary, drama, non-scripted entertainment and acting, while Channel 4 picked up the gong for best TV movie for Death of a President. Who won what then? Read over…
The best drama award went to BBC1′s The Street (quite right too) while the much loved Jim Broadbent was one of two winners for best performance by an actor. Stephen Fry‘s BBC Two look at mental illness, The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, won the award for best documentary. The award for best comedy went to the Little Britain Christmas special Little Britain Abroad.
BBC1′s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? won the best non-scripted entertainment award and Simon Schama’s Power of Art won the award for arts programming for an episode on 17th century sculptor Bernini. The only British nominee not to win an award was Victoria Wood, who received a nod for best actress for her role in ITV1′s wartime drama Housewife, 49.
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