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U.S. election looms over International Emmy Awards

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 01:35

Politics on the agenda at the 44th Internatinal Emmy awards in New York. Jayson Mansaray reports.

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The 2016 International Emmy Awards, held at the New York Hilton Hotel and hosted by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Winners on the night included German thriller "Deutschland 83", which won best drama series. "The Man Who Shot Hiroshima" for best arts programming. And mockumentary-style series "Hoff the Record" won best comedy. For this diverse group of TV creatives from around the world, there was one common thread on the night - American politics. SOUNDBITE: Alan Cumming, Host of 2016 international Emmy Awards, saying (English): "This room housed the election night party for Donald Trump and his supporters. Yes this very stage was where Donald Trump first stood as President-elect of the United States of America. So tonight is not just about giving out awards for excellence, it's about extinguishing bad energy and bigotry." "Hoff The Record" producer Krishnendu Majumdar said that humour can be a remedy. SOUNDBITE: Krishnendu Majumdar, "Hoff The Record" Producer, saying (English): "I think comedy is something that is hopefully an antidote to all of that. And if Donald Trump is becoming the president of the US, who knows 2020 David Hasselhoff might." American writer and the producer of hit shows "Scandal", "Grey's Anatomy" and "How To Get Away With Murder", Shonda Rhimes was presented with an honorary International Emmy.

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U.S. election looms over International Emmy Awards

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 01:35