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Brits a hit at Int’l Emmys

Yorkshire TV takes drama nod

NEW YORK — Despite organizers attempts to widen the net to include more non-English lingo programs, the British came away with the six International Emmys Monday night during a gala ceremony.

Britain’s Yorkshire TV copped the top drama prize, while the U.K.’s Channel 4 took two awards.

There were ties in three out of seven categories, an indication it would seem of a lack of conviction or clarity in the awards selection process — or of quality among the nominations.

For the first time Japanese broadcasters placed in several categories and won in two.

The prestigious Directorate Award, which was bestowed by Walter Cronkite, went to entertainment veteran Ralph Baruch, a founder of media conglom Viacom and an active leader in cultural affairs and diverse media organizations.

The Founders Award was bestowed on Fuji TV’s president Hisashi Hieda in recognition of his accomplishments at the helm of the Japanese broadcaster.

The proceedings were somewhat tedious, with British emcee Clive Anderson doing his best to enliven the evening. The magician Howard Posemer received tepid applause for his efforts.

Michael Macmillan, chairman of producer/distributor Alliance Atlantis, served as the dinner’s chairman. The 27 Intl. Emmy awards are bestowed by the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Sir Peter Ustinov, who has often emceed the Intl. Emmys in the past, presented the $5,000 Screenwriting Award to an Australian newcomer Glenn Weller, while the UNICEF Award went to Brazil’s Culture TV.

Following is a complete list of International Emmy program winners:

DRAMA: “Lost for Words,” Yorkshire TV/Bard Entertainment, (U.K.)

DOCUMENTARY (tie): “Born in the USSR: 14 Up,” Granada/BBC, (U.K.); “Just Like Anyone Else,” Mainichi Broadcasting (Japan)

PERFORMING ARTS (tie): “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma,’ ” RPTA/Iambic Prods./Sky Prods., (U.K.); “Karen Kain: Dancing in the Moment,” CBC (Canada)

ARTS DOCUMENTARY: “The Phil: Part 3 Diverse/Channel Four,” (U.K.); “Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles,” Requisite Prods./Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada)

POPULAR ARTS: “Smack the Pony,” Talkback/Channel Four, (U.K.)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: “Tell Us About Your Life: Battlefield Doctor,” NHK (Japan)

NEWS: “Dispatches: A Witness to Murder,” Hardcash Prods./Channel Four, (U.K.)

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