U.K. WINS 4 OF 5 INTERNATIONAL EMMYS
The United Kingdom has won in four of five categories at the 13th Annual International Emmy Awards for television productions.
The winners were selected Monday from a record 166 entries from 67 producers in 22 countries, excluding the United States.
“Das Boot,” the German wartime drama set in a submarine that was nominated for six Oscars when it was released as a feature film, won in the drama category and was the only winner from outside the United Kingdom.
The Founder’s Award, presented only five times before, went to producer Sir David Attenborough. He was cited for “enriching worldwide viewers with an enlightened view of the world.”
The winner in the documentary category was “28 Up,” a film on the achievements of 28-year-olds who had been featured in a documentary when they were younger, called “7 Up.”
In the performing-arts category, the winner was “Omnibus: The Treble,” which traces the story of a successful boy treble until he reaches puberty and his voice begins to break.
“Splitting Image,” a topical comedy satire caricaturing the rich, famous and powerful, won in the popular-arts category.
“Supergran” took the children’s category with its depiction of an elderly, frail woman who is transposed into a lively superwoman with unusual power and battles the forces of evil.
Leonard Goldenson, chairman of the board of ABC Television, received the International Council’s Directorate Award for “a lifetime of dedication to the pursuit of excellence in broadcasting.”