26th International Emmy Awards

26th International Emmy Awards
  • November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)
LocationHilton Hotel
New York City, New York, U.S.

The 26th International Emmy Awards took place on November 23, 1998, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, United States, and hosted by Dutch comedian Hans Liberg.


The nominees for the 26th edition of the International Emmy were awarded during a gala ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, attended by about 1,000 executives of international TVs and celebrities. The winners were chosen from over 400 entries submitted by broadcasters and producers from around the world.

The British, the Japanese and the Germans received the most nods in the six categories under consideration.

In addition to the six program awards, Robert Halmi Sr., chairman of Hallmark Entertainment, received the Intl. Council’s Founders Award, and Sam Nilsson [sv], director general of Swedish Television, was honored with the Directorate Award.[1] Among the presenters were John Ritter, Alan Thicke, Linda Purl and Joanne Woodward.[2]


Arts Documentary

Winner Country Network Result
The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin  Germany ZDF Won
Reputations  United Kingdom BBC / A&E Nominated
Lorca: Centenary of a Poet  Spain Canal Plus Nominated

Children & Young People

Winner Country Network Result
Blabbermouth & Stickybeak  United Kingdom Channel 4 Won
Kids Can Do It!  Japan NHK Nominated
Wise Up  United Kingdom Carlton Prods. Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
Exile in Sarajevo  Australia Exile Prods. Won
Futebol  Brazil GNT Nominated
Endgame: The Untold Story of the Hostage Crisis in Peru  Japan NHK Nominated

Drama Series

Winner Country Network Result
The Tattooed Widow  Sweden SVT Won
White Lies  Canada CBC Nominated
Das Urteil  Germany NDR Nominated

Performing Arts

Winner Country Network Result
The Judas Tree  United Kingdom Channel 4 Won
In the Cherry-Blossom Forest  Japan NHK Nominated
Kinkakuji Sound Stage  Japan MBS Nominated

Popular Arts

Winner Country Network Result
The Vicar of Dibley  United Kingdom BBC Won
Goodness Gracious Me  United Kingdom BBC Nominated
Happy Family Plan  Japan Tokyo Broadcasting Nominated


  1. ^ "Int'l Emmys to honor Sam Nilsson". Variety. April 24, 1998. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Swedish drama tops Int'l Emmys". Variety. November 23, 1998. Retrieved December 15, 2014.

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