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Brit TV Triumphs (Again) at Int'l Emmys.

The 28th annual International Emmy Awards on November 20 had a veddy British flavor as the U.K. swept four out of seven categories -- Performing Arts, Popular Arts, Children and Young People and News. The remaining three awards were divided among the Netherlands (Drama), Israel (Documentary) and France (Arts Documentary).

The show, hosted by Tom Bergeron of Hollywood Squares, has been broadcast in Turkey, China, Italy, Latin America and Canada among others, and is available on the Internet at UnoDosTres.com. All award nominees are listed on the iemmys.tv website.

Britain's first Emmy honor, for Performing Arts, went to BBC's Gloriana, A Film. The project marks the TV directorial debut of Phyllida Lloyd, a theater and opera director based in London. Channel Four Tele-vision scooped up the Popular Arts Emmy for Smack the Pony Series II, Program 1, the second series of a popular all-women comedy sketch show. The Children and Young People award went to Kudos Productions LTD's The Magician's House Episodes 1, 3 & 6, a fantasy TV series based on William Corlett's novels. Finally, the U.K.'s ITN won the News Emmy for ITN News on ITV: The Mozambique Flood, in which journalist Mark Austin reported on the impact of the natural disaster.

The Drama Emmy went to the Netherlands' All Stars, produced by NOS/VARA Broadcasting Organizations. All Stars, based on the Dutch feature film with the same title and cast, is a comedy series about the lives of seven twenty-something pals.

Israel's Documentary winner Kapo, from Set Productions, explores the little-known facts surrounding the trials held against Jewish Holocaust survivors in the '50s and '60s.

Arts Documentary winner was France 3's The Jazzman from the Gulag. The film follows the life of Eddie Rosner, the first jazz musician of the Communist era and one of the youngest trumpet players in 1920s Europe.
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