33rd International Emmy Awards

33rd International Emmy Awards
  • November 21, 2005 (2005-11-21)
LocationNew York Hilton Hotel
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hosted byGraham Norton
Founders AwardOprah Winfrey

The 33rd International Emmy Awards took place on November 21, 2005, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, United States and hosted by Irish comedian Graham Norton.[1]


37 programs from 10 countries were nominated in nine categories for the 33rd International Emmy Awards, Russia for the first time disputed the award in the drama series category, Latin America compete, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The nominees were selected over six months, by 500 judges representing 35 countries.

Denmark which has won the best drama prize three out of the past four years, received Emmys in both the drama and miniseries categories for crime drama The Eagle, and miniseries Young Andersen, about storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.

Canadian series The Newsroom beat BBC show Little Britain, among others, to the comedy award while Canada's Dark Oracle won in the children and young people category.

Long-running BBC Two series Top Gear won the Emmy for best non-scripted entertainment, and documentary Holocaust – A Musical Memorial Film from Auschwitz scooped a best arts programming award for BBC.[2]

In the performance category – a recent addition to the awards – Thierry Frémont won the best actor award for French TV show Dans la tête du tueur, beating Little Britain's David Walliams and Rhys Ifans, who played Peter Cook in Not Only But Always.[3]

German production Das Drama von Dresden was named best documentary while the best actress prize went to China's He Lin for her performance in Slave Mother.

In addition to the presentation of the International Emmy Awards for programming and performances, the Academy presented two special awards. Oprah Winfrey received the International Emmy Founders Award for her philanthropic initiatives in international broadcasting career, and the British broadcaster ITV received the 2005 International Emmy Directorate Award for outstanding contributions to the television industry.[4][5]


Arts Programming

Winner Country Network Result
Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz  United Kingdom BBC Won
Arena  United Kingdom BBC Nominated
Bergman och filmen  Sweden SVT Nominated
Bergman och Fårö  Sweden SVT Nominated

Best Performance by an Actor

Winner Country Network Result
Thierry Fremont for Dans la tête du tueur  France TF1 Won
Rhys Ifans for Not Only But Always  United Kingdom Channel 4 Nominated
Douglas Silva for Cidade dos Homens  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated
David Walliams for Little Britain  United Kingdom BBC Nominated

Best Performance by an Actress

Winner Country Network Result
He Lin for Slave Mother  People's Republic of China CCTV-6 Won
Anneke von der Lippe for At the King's Table  Norway NRK Nominated
Carolina Oliveira for Hoje É Dia de Maria  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated
Catherine Tate for The Catherine Tate Show  United Kingdom BBC Nominated

Children & Young People

Winner Country Network Result
Dark Oracle  Canada YTV Won
Dunya en Desie  Netherlands NPS Nominated
My Life as a Popat  United Kingdom ITV Nominated
Zoé Kézako  France TF1 Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
The Newsroom  Canada CBC Television Won
Berlin, Berlin  Germany ARD Nominated
Ohne Worte  Germany GmbH Nominated
Little Britain  United Kingdom BBC Nominated


Winner Country Network Result
The Drama of Dresden  Germany ZDF Won
Se Busca  Chile Canal 13 Nominated
The House of Saud  United Kingdom BBC Nominated
Prostitution: Behind the Veil  Denmark SVT Nominated

Drama Series

Winner Country Network Result
The Eagle  Denmark DR Won
The Cadets  Russia Channel One Russia Nominated
New Tricks  United Kingdom BBC Nominated
Spooks  United Kingdom BBC Nominated

Non-Scripted Entertainment

Winner Country Network Result
Top Gear  United Kingdom BBC Won
Caiga Quien Caiga  Argentina Cuatro Cabezas Nominated
FC Zulu  Denmark TV 2 Zulu Nominated
Borat's Television Programme  United Kingdom Channel 4 Nominated

TV Movie/Mini-Series

Winner Country Network Result
Unge Andersen  Denmark DR Won
Hoje É Dia de Maria  Brazil Rede Globo Nominated
Julie, chevalier de Maupin  France TF1 Nominated
Hawking  United Kingdom BBC Nominated

Most major nominations

By country
By network

Most major awards

By country
By network


  1. ^ "33rd International Emmy Awards nominees announced". videoageinternational.com/. 18 October 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "First for China at International Emmys". c21media.net/.
  3. ^ "Int'l Emmys adds acting awards". Eileen Tasca. Variety. April 11, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Clinton, Mirren to present at I-Emmys". Variety. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Clarkson drives off with Emmy". The Guardian. Retrieved December 5, 2014.

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