International Emmys 2011: winners

By David Knox on November 24, 2011 / Filed Under News 0

The International Emmys were held earlier this week at the New York Hilton, hosted by actor Jason Priestley.

Lady Gaga presented Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of American Idol and the co-creator & executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance, with The International Emmy Founders Award.

BBC’s Accused led the Drama wins, which will be coming to ABC1 and then Pay TV channel 13th Street.

The sole Australian entry, Dance Academy, missed out on the Children’s category.

ARTS PROGRAMMING
Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne
Twenty Twenty Television
United Kingdom
Gareth Malone is passionate about opera while most British teenagers are not. David Pickard, head of renowned opera house Glyndebourne, wants Malone to help him stage a brand new opera featuring untrained teenagers. Malone has just seven months to find 50 teenagers from all over southeast England and train them from scratch to match the world class standards of Glyndebourne.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Christopher Eccleston
as Willy Houlihan
Accused
RSJ Films for BBC One
United Kingdom
Lapsed Catholic plumber Willy Houlihan is about to tell his wife Carmel that he’s been cheating on her when their daughter announces she’s getting married. Willy struggles both with his secret and with the costs of the upcoming wedding. He makes a pact with God that he’ll give up his mistress if God will help him with his financial difficulties. Later, Willy finds a packet containing £20,000 in the back of a taxi. He bets it all in a game of roulette and wins; however, it turns out the money is all forged notes and Willy is arrested.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Julie Walters
as Mo Mowlam
MO
ITV Studios for Channel 4
United Kingdom
Mo Mowlam’s charisma, warmth, passion, and unorthodox approach to politics helps her achieve some monumental landmarks in recent British history.

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
¿Con Qué Sueñas? (What is your Dream?)
Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN
Chile
¿Con qué Sueñas? explores the world of children. What are their lives like? What makes them happy? What makes them sad? What are their dreams? The show seeks to capture their innocence, fantasies, and imagination, and explores how the places they live in shapes their lives and ways of seeing the world.

COMEDY
Benidorm Bastards
Shelter / VMMA
Belgium
Benidorm Bastards is an edgy hidden camera show that follows seven senior citizens who make it their mission to trick as many young people as they can.

DOCUMENTARY
Life with Murder
JS Kastner Productions / The National Film Board of Canada in association with CTV
Canada
When 20-year-old Mason Jenkins is charged with the murder of his only sibling, 18-year-old Jennifer, his parents are faced with the decision of whether to accept their daughter’s alleged killer back into the family or to sever ties with him, obliterating their family in the process. The film follows their evolving relationship as disturbing new facts surface about the murder and Mason continues to assert his innocence.

DRAMA SERIES
Accused
RSJ Films for BBC One
United Kingdom
Accused tells the stories of people accused of crimes as they sit in the holding cells on the corridor beneath a crown court, awaiting the verdict of their trial.

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
The World’s Strictest Parents
Twenty Twenty Television
United Kingdom
In each episode of The World’s Strictest Parents, two unruly British teenagers leave their fraught family lives behind and spend 10 days living abroad with a strict host family in an attempt to change their behavior.

TELENOVELA
Laços de Sangue (Blood Ties)
S.I.C. (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) / TV Globo
Portugal Two sisters are swept away by a river current. Their father manages to save Inês, the older sister, but dies trying to save the younger one, whose body is never recovered. Years later Inês has to fight for João’s love against Diana, the sister everyone thought dead and who has returned to take revenge on Inês.

TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Millennium
Yellow Bird / SVT / ZDF / Nordisk Film
Sweden
Millennium follows investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the ruthless, anti-social computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. Together they unravel various crimes – from the mystery of a missing girl, to sex trafficking, to a far reaching government conspiracy, in which Lisbeth herself has suffered severe injustices in connection and has sworn revenge.

Source: iemmys

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