22nd International Emmy Awards
  • November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)
LocationNew York Hilton Midtown
New York City
Hosted byPeter Ustinov
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The 22nd International Emmy Awards took place on November 21, 1994 in New York City and was hosted by Peter Ustinov. The award ceremony, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), honors all programming produced and originally aired outside the United States.[1]


The BBC was the big winner at the 1994 International Emmy Awards ceremony, with five awards–more than any broadcaster has won in a single year. The comedy series Absolutely Fabulous, starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, shared the award for best popular art program with Red Dwarf, starring Craig Charles and Chris Barrie. Other winners of the night were David Jason's The Bullion Boys, Sir David Attenborough's Life in the Freezer documentary category, and a puppet version of Peter and the Wolf narrated by rock star Sting.

Academy International also gave Channel 4 a special award for 12 years of Film On Four, which was presented to Michael Grade, the channel's chief executive, and Jeremy Isaacs, television producer. The Founders Award, presented to comedian Bill Cosby, went to over 260 films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, the box office hit considered to be Britain's most successful film.[2]


Best Children and Young People Program

Best Documentary

Best Drama

Best Performing Arts

Best Popular Arts


  1. ^ "Michele Lee during 1994 International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton... News Photo 105901860 | Getty Images". gettyimages.com. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  2. ^ "BBC sets television record by winning five Emmy awards". heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 2014-12-27.