28th International Emmy Awards
  • November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)
LocationSheraton Hotel
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hosted byTom Bergeron
Founders AwardJohn Hendricks

The 28th International Emmy Awards took place on November 20, 2000, at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City, United States, and hosted by American television personality Tom Bergeron.[1] The show was broadcast in Turkey, China, Italy, Latin America, Canada and several other countries as well as on the Internet.[2]


The nominees for the 28th International Emmy Awards were announced by International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, on 17 October 2000, at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes.[3] The United Kingdom dominated the nominations for the International Emmys, of the 21 programs indicated, 12 of them were from Britain. A record number of 549 programs were entered for this edition.

The BBC's Gloriana, a film was honored in the performing arts category for the telefilm by director Phyllida Lloyd, a London-based theater and opera director. This was followed by another BBC honour – shared with independent outfit Kudos – for children's show The Magician's House. The award for outstanding news coverage went to ITN journalist Mark Austin and cameraman Andy Rex for their coverage of the floods in Mozambique.

Channel Four Television won the popular arts category for Smack the Pony in which Britain's top female comics pool their talents in a series of all-women comedy sketches.

The Drama Emmy went to the Netherlands All Stars, produced by NOS and VARA Broadcasting Organizations. All Stars, based on the Dutch feature film with the same title and cast, is a comedy series about the lives of seven twenty-something pals.[4] The documentary category was won by Israel's Kapo, based on trials held in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s of Jewish Holocaust survivors.

The arts documentary honors went to The Jazzman from the Gulag, a France 3 production that dealt with the life of Eddie Rosner, a German-born jazz musician of Polish Jewish descent who was dubbed by Louis Armstrong as the "White Armstrong."[5]


Best Drama Series Best Popular Arts Program
Best Documentary Best Arts Documentary
  • Kapo - Israel (RAI 3/Spiegel TV)
    • Stolen Generations - Australia (Jotz Productions)
    • Playing the China Card: Nixon and Mao - United Kingdom (Channel 4/WGBH-TV)
  • The Jazzman from the Gulag - France (France 3/Ideale Audience)
    • Tell Me the Truth about Love - United Kingdom (BBC)
    • Howard Goodall's Big Bangs - United Kingdom (Tiger Aspect Productions)
Best Performing Arts Program Best Children & Young People Program
  • Gloriana - United Kingdom (BBC)
    • Masterworks: Six Pieces of Britain - United Kingdom (BBC)
    • Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound - Japan (MBS)
Best News Coverage
  • 2000 Mozambique flood - United Kingdom (ITN)
    • Russian army attacks Chechnya - United Kingdom (BBC)
    • Chile: Torturers Running Free - France (M6)


  1. ^ "Int'l Emmys a universal event". Variety. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "British programs win four international Emmys". hurriyetdailynews.com/. Reuters. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "UK productions dominate International Emmy nominations". broadcastnow.com/. 17 October 2000. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Dutch drama All Stars shines at Int'l Emmys". screendaily.com/. 21 November 2000.
  5. ^ "British TV's Emmy glory". BBC News. 21 November 2000.