9th International Emmy Awards
  • November 23, 1981 (1981-11-23)
LocationSheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City
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The 9th International Emmy Awards took place on November 23, 1981, in New York City. The award ceremony, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), honored all programming produced and originally aired outside the United States.[1]


The 9th International Emmys ceremony took place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. 110 programs from 51 television networks from 22 countries competed for the awards. Australian TV show A Town Like Alice won best drama, beating out Yorkshire Television's The Reason of Things and Granada TV's The Good Soldier. ABC News President Roone Arledge was honored with a Founders Award for his work on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Sir Huw Wheldon, chief executive of the BBC, received the board's Director Award.[2]


Best Drama

Best Documentary

Best Performing Arts

Best Popular Arts Program


  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL EMMY TO 'ALICE'". The New York Times. November 26, 1981. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  2. ^ "Australian series wins". Gettysburg Times. November 25, 1981. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  3. ^ "International Emmy winners announced". The Bulletin. Retrieved 2014-12-30.