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Good show for Brits at International Emmys

20 November 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

British broadcasters, led by the BBC, racked up a half-dozen of the key programming awards at the 35th annual International Emmy awards Monday night in New York.

The Street, a Granada Television production for BBC1, won for best drama series.

Street star Jim Broadbent shared best actor honors with Pierre Bokma, who was cited for his role in VPRO Television/IdtV Film BV's The Chosen One (the Netherlands).

Death of a President (Borough Films for More4, U.K.), about the fictional assassination of the U.S. president, won for best TV movie/miniseries. It debuted as a film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and ran as a miniseries in the U.K.

Muriel Robin took home a solo trophy as best actress for playing the Black Widow title role on Ramona/ FTBF/To Do Today Prods. production of Marie Besnard: The Poisoner, a French production.

The academy's attempts to broaden the international list of winners worked in the category of children and young people, where Poland's TVP SA won for the live-action fairy tale The Magic Tree.

In addition to the programming nods, Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore received the I-Emmy Founders Award for his work against global warming and for launching the news channel Current TV. »

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Mirren still rolling with RTS nom

27 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- Fresh off her best actress Oscar for The Queen, Helen Mirren is in the running for the Royal Television Society's top acting nod, this time for reprising the role of Detective Inspector Jane Tennyson in the final Prime Suspect, it was announced Monday.

The annual RTS awards will be held March 13 at the Grosvenor House hotel on London's Park Lane.

The Granada-produced drama that has gripped audiences since Mirren debuted the role in 1991 also has been nominated in the best drama series category along with Channel 4 cop drama Low Winter Sun and Sky One fairytale Hogfather.

Nominated alongside Mirren in the best actress category are Susan Lynch for her portrayal of a police sign-language interpreter who becomes involved with a deaf murder suspect in the BBC2/Blast Films production Soundproof and Julia Davis for her portrayal of '60s TV cook Fanny Cradock in BBC4 drama Fear of Fanny.

Jim Broadbent's portrayal of the British peer who attempted to befriend Moors murderer Myra Hindley in Longford, a Granada/HBO production for Channel 4, will compete for best actor against Philip Glenister in Life on Mars and Michael Sheen for his role in Kenneth Williams biopic Fantabulosa.

Controversial Channel 4 drama Death of a President will compete for the best digital channel program against BBC3 classical music extravaganza Manchester Passion and BBC4 entertainment show Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe.

Doctor Who, Life on Mars and The Street are in competition for the best drama series award, while in the international category the HBO-produced Baghdad E.R. takes on Entourage and Canal Plus-produced Spiral. »

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