International Emmy Awards presented in New York with UK, Japanese programs honored

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Winners in 10 categories were presented with awards at the 37th annual International Emmy winners, November 23, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on November 23 to honor excellence in television programming outside the US.

The US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized winners from among nominees in 17 countries, with awards presented to Denmark, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, and five for the UK.

The series, The Protectors, about a special intelligence service unit, attempting to keep the world safe, won the Best Drama for Denmark. Comedy winner was Japan's Hoshi Shinichi's Short Shorts.

Winner for the Reality Show category was The Netherlands' The Phone, about a public phone that keeps ringing until someone answers, when that person is unexpectedly thrust into a spy novel-like adventure.

British actor Ben Whishaw from Criminal Justice and actress Julie Walters from A Short Stay in Switzerland won the Best Actor and Actress Awards.

British TV host-producer David Frost received the honorary Founders Award for lifetime achievement.

The complete list of International Emmy winners follows:

Drama Series
The Protectors (Danish Broadcasting Corporation with ZDF/NRK/SVT) Denmark

Hoshi Shinichi's Short Shorts (Telecom Staff/NHK Enterprises) Japan

The Ascent of Money (Chimerica Media Ltd/Education Broadcasting Corp for Channel 4) UK

Non-Scripted Entertainment
The Phone (Park Lane TV Productions) The Netherlands

TV Movie/Mini-Series
The Wolves of Berlin (Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG / ZDF) Germany

Best Performance by an Actor
Ben Whishaw, Criminal Justice (BBC) UK

Best Performance by an Actress
Julie Walters, A Short Stay in Switzerland (BBC) UK

India - A Love Story (TV Globo) Brazil

Children & Young People
Dustbin Baby (Kindle Entertainment) UK

Arts Programming
The Mona Lisa Curse (Oxford Film & Television for Channel 4) UK