36th International Emmy Awards
Date
  • November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24)
LocationNew York Hilton Midtown
New York City
Hosted byRoger Bart
Highlights
Founders AwardDick Wolf
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The 36th International Emmy Awards took place on November 24, 2008, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City and hosted by American actor Roger Bart. The award ceremony, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), honors all TV programming produced and originally aired outside the United States.[1]

Ceremony

The nominees for the 36th International Emmys were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) on October 13, 2008 at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes, France. In all, 40 TV shows from 16 countries competed for the award in ten categories. The United Kingdom topped the list with eight nominations, followed by Brazil with six, Argentina and Japan with four, China and Denmark with three, Jordan and Peru with one nomination. The nominees were selected over six months by a panel of 600 judges representing around 50 countries.

The United Kingdom led the list with eight nominations, followed by Brazil with six, Argentina and Japan with four, China and Denmark with three, Jordan and Peru with one nomination. The nominees were selected over six months by a panel of 600 judges representing around 50 countries. This year, the International Academy awarded a telenovela for the first time, with the introduction of a new category, contested by The Invasion Igtiyah (Jordan), Lalola (Argentina), One Night of Love (Russia) and Paraíso Tropical (Brazil).

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy Awards for programming, the Academy presented two special awards. The Founders Award was presented to Dick Wolf, (creator and executive producer of Law & Order) for his creative accomplishments over the last 25 years and for his international success with Law & Order. The Directorate Award was presented to Phoenix Satellite Television founder and chairman, Liu Changle, for growing Phoenix into a multimedia empire broadcasting in Mandarin in over 150 countries.[2][3]

Presenters

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards.

Name(s) Role
Roger Bart Host from 36th annual International Emmy Awards
Kerry O'Malley Presenter of the award for Arts Programming
Judith Light Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Lance Reddick Presenter of the award for Best Actress
John Waters Presenter of the award for Best Comedy Series
Andrea Roth Presenter of the award for Best Documentary
Kelly Rutherford Presenters of the award for Best Drama Series
Marcus Schenkenberg
Malu Mader
Presenters of the award for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment
Heather Tom Presenter of the award for Children & Young People Series
Willie Garson
Cecilia Suárez
Presenters of the award for Best Telenovela
Paul Blackthorne Presenter of the award for Best TV movie or Mini-Series
Dann Florek
Sam Waterston
Tamara Tunie
Michaela McManus
Linus Roache
Presenters of the award for Emmy Founders Award
Elaine Chao Presenter of the award for Emmy Directorate Award

Winners

Best Telenovela Best Drama Series
Best TV Movie or Miniseries Best Arts Programming
Best Comedy Series Best Documentary
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Non-Scripted Entertainment Best Children & Young People Program

Most major nominations

By country
By network

Most major awards

By country
By network

References

  1. ^ "JEFF GOLDBLUM AND SAM WATERSTON TO PRESENT DICK WOLF WITH 2008 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOUNDERS AWARD". iemmys.tv/. November 10, 2008. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dick Wolf To Receive International Emmy Founders Award". 4rfv.com/. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "LIU CHANGLE, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN & CEO, PHOENIX SATELLITE TELEVISION TO RECEIVE 2008 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD". iemmys.tv/. April 7, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014.