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UK sweep up at global Emmy Awards
Graham Norton
Graham Norton hosted the event in New York
British TV shows dominated at the International Emmy Awards on Monday, winning six out of seven awards.

Channel 4 won three prizes - for Brat Camp, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off and children's tale, The Illustrated Mum.

The BBC picked up best drama for Waking the Dead and best arts programme for George Orwell: A Life in Pictures.

ITV's Henry VIII took the top prize in the TV movie/mini-series category. Germany's Studio Hamburg got the gong for best comedy for Berlin, Berlin.

"In recent years, British programmes have been winning fewer International Emmys than in the early years of the awards. This year they made a major comeback," said Bruce Paisner, president of the International Academy of Arts and Sciences in the US, which organises the awards.

INTERNATIONAL EMMY WINNERS
Best TV movie/mini-series: Henry VIII (ITV)
Best drama series: Waking the Dead (BBC One)
Best documentary: The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off (Channel 4)
Best comedy: Berlin, Berlin (Studio Hamburg)
Best non-scripted entertainment: Brat Camp (Channel 4)
Best children and young people's programme: The Illustrated Mum (Channel 4)
Best arts programme: George Orwell: A Life In Pictures (BBC Two)

The International Emmys, which this year took place at the New York Hilton Hotel, honour non-US television.

Host Graham Norton said he was delighted with the UK's performance.

"It was a great night for Britain," he said.

The UK had a total of 11 nominations, including four for the BBC and six for Channel 4, which had more than any other channel.

Wife Swap, The Canterbury Tales, Shameless and the Deal were among the nominations.

However the UK had no shows in the running for the comedy award.

Brat Camp, which followed six unruly teenagers as they went to a tough US behaviour camp, beat fellow Channel 4 show Wife Swap in the best non-scripted entertainment award.

Wife Swap has already won a Bafta TV Award, a Golden Rose and been transferred to the US.




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