The UK, Germany and the Netherlands were among the big winners at the International Emmy Awards. Rollo Ross reports.
Stars of the small screen were celebrated at the International Emmy Awards on Monday, November 24. Christina Hendricks, Laverne Cox and dozens of other TV personalities walked the red carpet in New York for the glamorous gala. Before heading into the show, Dutch actress Bianca Krijgsman said she was overwhelmed by her nomination. SOUNDBITE actress Bianca Krijgsman, saying (English): "It's such an honor to be - it wasn't for one moment on my mind that I could ever be nominated for an Emmy. I come from such a small country, from Holland." She was later awarded a trophy for her work on the TV series "The New World". European television was certainly triumphant on the night, with Britain, Germany and Netherlands leading the charge. The German mini-series "Unsere Mutter, Unsere Vater", which translates to "Our Mother, Our Father", was named best television movie. It depicts the diverging paths of five friends during the Second World War. Meanwhile British programming was recognised with three prizes, including best drama series for the recently cancelled "Utopia". SOUNDBITE writer, creator and executive producer of 'Utopia', Dennis Kelly, saying (English): "Thank you for this. 'Utopia' is a kind of dirty, nasty, dark, twisted little bastard of a program that shouldn't really shouldn't be put in front of any decent God-fearing people." Special honors also went to Matthew Weiner, the creator of "Mad Men" who was given the Founders Award.