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Eccleston triumphs at International Emmys

added: 22 Nov 2011 // by: Film-News.co.uk Newsdesk 

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(Cover) - EN Movies - Christopher Eccleston has won Best Performance by an Actor at the International Emmy Awards.

The star was honoured for his role as Willy Houlihan in Accused at the ceremony held last night at the New York Hilton.

Accused was the only multiple winner and also picked up the award for Best Drama Series. Written and created by Jimmy McGovern, Accused tells the stories of people awaiting the verdict of their trials for various crimes.

Julie Walters won the Best Performance by an Actress prize for her portrayal of inspirational British politician Mo Mowlam, in the drama Mo.

Two unscripted series with US remakes were also recognised at the event.

The Belgian hidden camera series Benidorm B**tards, which already has a US version called Off Their Rockers, won Best Comedy.

The British reality show The World’s Strictest Parents was awarded Best Non-scripted Entertainment Program. The series has an American remake of the same name airing on TLC and occasionally on MTV.

Swedish mini-series Millennium won Best TV Movie/Mini-Series. The story is based on the bestselling Stieg Larsson books, which have already been made into three films in Sweden starring Noomi Rapace.

They are currently being adapted for Hollywood. The first instalment, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will star Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

Producer Niger Lythgoe received the International Emmy Founders Award, which was presented to him by pop star Lady Gaga.

International Emmy Awards 2011 list of winners:

Arts Programming:

Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne

UK

Best Performance by an Actor:

Christopher Eccleston as Willy Houlihan

Accused

UK

Best Performance by an Actress:

Julie Walters as Mo Mowlam

Mo

UK

Children & Young People:

¿Con Qué Sueñas? (What is your Dream?)

Chile

Comedy:

Benidorm B**tards

Belgium

Documentary:

Life with Murder

Canada

Drama Series:

Accused

UK

Non-Scripted Entertainment:

The World’s Strictest Parents

UK

Telenovela:

Laços de Sangue (Blood Ties)

Portugal

TV Movie/Mini-Series:

Millennium

Sweden

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