Programs Win Four International Emmys
programs won four International Emmy Awards on Monday, with honors
going to shows produced by the BBC, Channel Four, Kudos Productions
and ITN News.
Emmys for international programming went to productions from Israel,
France and the Netherlands, which won the drama prize for "All
Stars," a NOS/VARA Broadcasting dark comedy about seven friends
in their mid-20s.
"Gloriana, a film" was honored in the performing arts category
for the telefilm by director Phyllida Lloyd, a London-based theater
and opera director.
Television won the popular arts category for "Smack the Pony Series
II, Program 1," in which Britain's top female comics pool their
talents in a series of all-women comedy sketches.
Productions won the documentary category for "Kapo," based on
trials held in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s of Jewish Holocaust
survivors who held police or kapo positions in ghettos or concentration
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." Rosner fled the Nazis and gained wide popularity
in the Soviet Union during the Second World War. He was later
sent to the gulag on an "espionage" charge.
the Emmy went to Britain's ITN for "ITN News on ITV: The Mozambique
Flood," while Kudos Productions Ltd.'s "The Magician's House Episodes
1, 3 and 6" took the honors for children's and young people's
The 28th International
Emmy Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner at the Sheraton
New York Hotel in Manhattan. They are bestowed by the International
Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The show was
broadcast in Turkey, China, Italy, Latin America, Canada and several
other countries as well as on the Internet.