Brit shows clean up at the International Emmy Awards
BRITISH TV SHOWS have cleared the board at the International Emmy Awards in New York.
They won seven of their eight nominations at the awards to honour TV programmes outside the US, and every show, bar one, were BBC productions.
Winners on the night included Jim Broadbent for The Street, which also picked up a gong for best drama series, whilst Little Britain Abroad won best comedy.
Former US vice-president Al Gore also turned out at the awards bash to receive an honorary award to recognise his work in broadcasting.
In his acceptance speech Gore said humanity faced ‘a trued planetary emergency. The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge human civilization has ever faced.’
Other Brit winners included Stephen Fry’s The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, which won best documentary, and the best non-scripted entertainment award went to How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?
Stephen Fry said: ‘It’s a lucky evening for us. We’re lucky to have this institution, the BBC, and that’s helped generations of people.’