30th International Emmy Awards
  • November 25, 2002 (2002-11-25)
LocationSheraton Hotel
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hosted byDonna Hanover
Founders AwardSir Howard Stringer

The 30th International Emmy Awards took place on November 25, 2002, at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City, United States, and hosted by TV personality Donna Hanover.[1]


The nominees to the International Emmy Awards, were announced by International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on October 8, 2002, at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes. The IATAS announced the winners of the 30th International Emmy Awards in an ceremony gala at the Sheraton New York hosted by Donna Hanover. Joining her as presenters were Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Joan Collins and Lauren Holly.[2]

Denmark won the Drama Series award for Rejseholdet, a police drama based on real crimes. The Slovak Republic triumphed in the Documentary category with The Power of Good, the story of a man who saved more than 600 Czechoslovak Jewish children from the Nazis in 1939.

Germany won the TV Movie/Mini-series category with Die Manns, a tale about the novel-writing Mann family.

BBC 2 comedy chat show The Kumars at No. 42 shared the award for best popular arts programme with Channel 4's Faking It, made by RDF. BBC One's Stig of the Dump, the story of a child who befriends a caveman, won the Children and Young People's award. John Simpson and his BBC colleague Joe Phua won the News Coverage prize for their November 2001 report Fall Of Kabul, which showed Northern Alliance troops advancing on the Afghan capital.[3][4]

Canada received an arts programming award for Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, a mix of avant-garde film and choreography based on an original full-length ballet.

The International Academy, paid tribute Katsuji Ebisawa, president of NHK Japan Broadcasting, with the Directorate Emmy Award while the Founder's Emmy Award went to Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation of America.[5]


Best Drama Series Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Best Documentary Best Arts Programming
Best Popular Arts Program Best News Coverage
Best Children & Young People Program


  1. ^ "International Emmy nominations announced". screendaily.com/. 8 October 2002. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS". aparchive.com/. November 25, 2002.
  3. ^ "Kumars land Emmy award". BBC News. November 27, 2002.
  4. ^ "BBC's Stig scoops second award". broadcastnow.com/. November 26, 2002.
  5. ^ "Int'l Emmys spread the wealth". Variety. November 25, 2002.