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Global Emmy for car show Top Gear
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Jeremy Clarkson presents motoring show Top Gear on BBC Two
BBC driving series Top Gear and a Holocaust documentary, made by the BBC with German and Polish producers, have won international Emmy awards.

Top Gear took the non-scripted entertainment prize while Holocaust: A Musical Memorial Film from Auschwitz took the best arts programme title.

US TV host Oprah Winfrey was given the prestigious Founders Award, presented by New York senator Hillary Clinton.

ITV was honoured for its 50 years in broadcasting at the New York event.

The International Emmys, hosted at the New York Hilton Hotel by UK presenter Graham Norton, honour non-US television.

"To be nominated for this is really huge because like it's the globe, it's the world television," said Norton.

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton
Arts programming Holocaust: A Musical Memorial Film from Auschwitz (BBC/CBC/ZDF/TVP)
Best performance by an actor Thierry Fremont, Dans La Tete Du Tueur (GMT)
Best performance by an actress He Lin, Slave Mother (China Movie Channel)
Children and Young People Dark Oracle (Shaftesbury)
Comedy The Newsroom
(100% Film and TV Inc)
The Drama of Dresden (ZDF)
Drama series The Eagle (DR)
Non-Scripted Entertainment Top Gear (BBC)
TV Movie/Mini-Series
Young Andersen (Nordisk Film)
Directorate Award ITV
Founders Award
Oprah Winfrey
Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, long-running BBC Two series Top Gear test-drives cars and discusses motoring issues. Versions of the show have been sold to broadcasters around the world.

Also shown on BBC Two, Holocaust: A Musical Memorial Film from Auschwitz followed three survivors from concentration camp orchestras, who were forced to perform for SS and Nazi officers.

The 90-minute documentary was a BBC co-production with Canada's CBC, Poland's TVP and Germany's ZDF channels.

Canadian series The Newsroom beat BBC show Little Britain, among others, to the comedy award while Canada's Dark Oracle won in the children and young people category.

Thierry Fredmont won the best actor award for French TV show Dans La Tete Du Tueur (Murder in Mind), beating Little Britain's David Walliams and Rhys Ifans, who played Peter Cook in Not Only But Always.

German production The Drama of Dresden was named best documentary while the best actress prize went to China's He Lin for her performance in Slave Mother.

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