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U.K. in winner’s circle at 19th Int’l Emmys

Britain was the big winner at the last night’s 19th annual International Emmy Awards ceremonies at the Sheraton New York.

The United Kingdom nabbed four nods in six categories.

Canada got two and Sweden took home one by tying with Canada in the children’s category.

Special awards were presented to Italian media baron Silvio Berlusconi, who received the International Council’s Directorate Award, and Bill Cosby, who received the Founder’s Award.

The ceremony, produced by Joe Cates, will be broadcast in more than 20 countries; PBS will air a one-hour version Sunday night.

The complete list of winners follows.

Drama–“A Dangerous Man: Lawrence of Arabia” (U.K.), Enigma Television production for Anglia Films produced in association with Sands Films and Thirteen/WNET.

Documentary–“The Fifth Estate: To Sell a War” (Canada), Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Arts Documentary–“Jose Carreras: A Life Story” (U.K.), Iambic Prods. in association with Primetime Television.

Popular Arts–“Drop the Dead Donkey” (U.K.), Hat Trick Prods. for Channel Four Television.

Performing Arts–“Pictures on the Edge” (Canada), Rhombus Media Inc. in association with the CBC, Thirteen/WNET, the Decca Record Co., Channel 4, Radiotelevisao Portugesa, Societe Radio-Canada, AVRO and DRS

Children’s & Young People–(a tie): “Beat That: Hairdressing” (U.K.), Tiny Epic Video Prods. for Channel Four Television, and “Sorrow: The Nazi Legacy” (Sweden), Lidingo Filmpoint Sweden.

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