I-Emmys’ long weekend

International kudos honors Spielberg

Some 1,200 overseas TV execs and talent poured into the New York Hilton on Nov. 20 for the 34th Intl. Emmy Awards, which honors foreign TV programming in various categories.

The festivities, sponsored by the Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, kicked off the weekend before with a twoday World TV Festival of foreign programming.

On Monday an I-Acad lunch featured a Q&A with honoree Steven Spielberg, followed later that afternoon by a networking cocktail party, then the two-hour dinner and awards ceremony, emceed with panache by comedian talkshow host Graham Norton.

For those still ambulatory at midnight, there was dancing in a midtown nightclub.

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