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Emmy noms look further afield

Variety of b'casters among contenders

CANNES — The 29th Intl. Emmy Award noms, which will be unveiled at the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes Oct. 8, feature shows from a wider swathe of foreign broadcasters than ever before.

Not only are the traditionally well-repped Brits vying with dramas like “Dirty Tricks” from Carlton and “Cold Feet” from Granada, the two ITV big shot companies, but broadcasters in Japan, Korea, Canada, France and Germany are also prominently among the contenders.

Trophies will be dispensed at a gala in New York City Nov. 19.

Awards will be given in six categories: drama; documentary; arts documentary; children and young people; performing arts; and popular arts.

For the first time, four contenders, instead of three, are named in each category.

“Hollywood Squares” host Tom Bergeron will present the gala for the second year in a row. He will be joined by “Absolutely Fabulous” comic stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley and actor Roger Moore.

This year’s Directorate Emmy Award will be presented to Gustavo Cisneros, chairman of the Cisneros Group of Companies. The Directorate Emmy Award honors individuals or organizations for their contributions to the arts and sciences of international television.

The Founders Emmy Award will be presented to Pierre Lescure, chief operating officer of Vivendi Universal. The Founders Award is bestowed on individuals whose creative accomplishments contribute to the quality of global TV production.

In another development, the Intl. Council is changing the drama, arts programming and news categories for the 2002 Intl. Emmy Awards:

  • Drama will be split into two categories — series and TV movies/miniseries.

  • Arts programming will cover any program dedicated to arts or artists.

  • News returns after a one-year hiatus.

“We are excited to see what opportunities will arise with the creation of an additional drama category. This should allow for more diverse participation of quality drama programs in the competition,” says Horst Mueller, co-chairman of the Emmy Committee of the Intl. Council and a top exec at German pubcaster ZDF.

The Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — the sponsor of the Intl. Emmys — is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with representatives from more than 45 countries.

Click here for a complete list of 2001 Intl. Emmy Awards nominees.

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