|27th International Emmy Awards|
New York City, New York, U.S.
The 27th International Emmy Awards took place on November 22, 1999, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, United States.
UK producers and broadcasters have secured an impressive seven out of 21 nominations for the 27th International Emmys.
Channel 4 led the way - four of its projects have made the shortlists for the 1999 International Emmys, presented at the New York Hiton on 22 November. Twenty-one programmes from eight countries were nominated for the seven international Emmys, which honour programmes made outside the US.
The prestigious Directorate Award, which was bestowed by Walter Cronkite, went to entertainment veteran Ralph Baruch, a founder of media conglom Viacom and an active leader in cultural affairs and diverse media organizations. The Founders Award was bestowed on Fuji TV’s president Hisashi Hieda in recognition of his accomplishments at the helm of the Japanese broadcaster, while the UNICEF Award went to Brazil’s Culture TV.