29th International Emmy Awards
  • November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19)
LocationNew York Hilton Hotel
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hosted byTom Bergeron
Founders AwardPierre Lescure

The 29th International Emmy Awards took place on November 19, 2001, at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City, United States, and hosted by American television personality Tom Bergeron.[1]


The nominees for the 29th International Emmy Awards were announced by International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, on October 8, 2001, at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes.[2]

The United Kingdom won four of the six categories that competed at the International Emmys.[3] The Channel 4 took the Emmy prize in the popular arts category for his So Graham Norton series. ITV drama Dirty Tricks, starring Martin Clunes, was named best drama, while the arts documentary award went to Channel 4's The Miles Davis Story.[4]

A filmed version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, whose cast featured Rik Mayall, was the winner in the performing arts section. The other two trophies — children and young people, and documentary — went to Canada for CBC’s Street Cents and the Netherlands for KRO’s North Korea, respectively.[5][6]


Best Drama Series Best Popular Arts Program
  • Dirty Tricks - United Kingdom (Carlton TV)
Best Documentary Best Arts Documentary
  • The Miles Davis Story - United Kingdom (Channel 4)
    • Ravel's Brain - Canada (Bravo Canada)
    • Bunraku - Japan (NHK)
    • Buscando América: Ruben Blades - Mexico (People & Arts Latino)
Best Performing Arts Program Best Children & Young People Program
  • Great Performances: Jesus Christ Superstar - United Kingdom (KQED/Really Useful Films)
    • Music from the Red Violin - Canada (Bravo Canada)
    • Great Performances: Don Giovanni Unmasked - Canada (Bravo Canada)
    • Yo-Yo Ma in Todai-ji - Japan (Mainichi Broadcasting System)


  1. ^ "Bergeron to emcee international Emmys". broadcastingcable.com/. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Guider, Elizabeth (October 2001). "INT'L EMMY NOMS UNVEILED AT MIPCOM". Daily Variety. 273 (26): 11. EBSCOhost 5339964.
  3. ^ "BRITS WIN AT EMMYS". broadcastnow.com/. 23 November 2001. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Norton in Emmy triumph". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Brits a big hit at Int'l Emmys". Variety. November 27, 2001.
  6. ^ "Emmy for Graham Norton". BBC News.