U.K. dominates intl. Emmy noms field

From a record high of 370 entries, 18 programs have been selected as finalists for the 1997 Intl. Emmy Awards. Of these, nine are from the U.K., three from France, two from Canada, and one each from the Netherlands, Japan, Poland and Kazakhstan.

Only TV shows produced outside the U.S. are eligible for an Intl. Emmy, and the award is presented in six categories: drama, documentary, arts docu, performing arts, popular arts and children’s programming.

UNICEF winners

The nominees for the Intl. Council/UNICEF Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award were also unveiled Tuesday.

The winners will be announced Nov. 24 at a gala event in New York. The complete list of nominees follows:

DRAMA

“Hillsborough” Granada (U.K.)

“Crossing the Floor” BBC (U.K.)

“Si je t’oublie Sarajevo” TF1/Canal Plus (France)

DOCUMENTARY

“True Stories: Crime of the Wolf” Channel Four (U.K.)

“Experimentum Crucis” Gala TV (Kazakhstan)

“Gerrie and Lousie” CBC (Canada)

ARTS DOCUMENTARY

“Dancing for Dollars: The Bolshoi in Vegas” Channel Four (U.K.)

“Ousmane Sow” PRV Prods. (France)

“American Visions: The Gilded Age” BBC (U.K.)

PERFORMING ARTS

“Chimera” France 2 (France)

“Enter Achilles” BBC (U.K.)

“Swan Lake” BBC (U.K.)

POPULAR ARTS

“The Iron Chef” Fuji TV (Japan)

“Libere Zappt” NOS/TROS (Netherlands)

“The Newsroom: The Walking Shoe Incident” CBC (Canada)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

“The Ward” Granada (U.K.)

“Transforming Machine: Tele-Julia” Polish TV (Poland)

“Wise Up” Channel Four (U.K.)

UNICEF Children’s Award

TV Cultura (Brazil)

YTV (Canada)

Namibian Broadcasting Corp. (Namibia)

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