13th International Emmy Awards
  • November 25, 1985 (1985-11-25)
LocationSheraton Center
New York City, U.S.
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The 13th Annual International Emmy Awards took place on November 25, 1985, in New York City, United States. The awards were presented by the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


The Renowned producer David Attenborough and ABC Board Chairman Leonard Goldenson received special awards, while programs from the UK won four of the five categories at the 13th Annual International Emmy Awards.

Only Das Boot, the German program which was nominated for six Oscars, broke the British dominations of the awards. Das Boot won as Outstanding drama series.

Attenborough was presented the Founder's Award. The award has been presented only five times in 13 years. Goldenson received the Directorate "for lifetime of dedication to the pursuit of excelence in broadcasting."

In addition to Das Boot, the winners in documentary category was 28 Up, and Omnibus: The Treble, in category performing arts. The winners were selected from 166 entries from 22 countries.[1]


Children & Young People


Drama Series

Performing Arts

Popular Arts


  1. ^ "British Shows Dominate International Emmys". Daily News. Retrieved 2014-12-29.