By Leah Hochbaum

British television was the big winner at the 34th International Emmy Awards, held at the New York Hilton on Monday, November 20. The Best Performance by an Actor Award went to the U.K.’s Ray Winstone for his performance in Vincent. British programs also took home statues in the Children & Young People, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series and Non-Scripted Entertainment categories.

Hosted once again by British comedian and talk show host Graham Norton, the star-studded ceremony, which was put on by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, featured Rosie Perez, Roger Bart, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour as presenters.

The International Emmy Founders Award was presented to director Steven Spielberg for his outstanding television career. The International Emmy Directorate Award was presented to Central European Media Enterprises and its founder and chairman, Ronald S. Lauder, for pioneering the development of independent television broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe. The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award was presented to Moldova’s Teleradio Moldova, for its program Let’s Play by UNICEF ambassador Susan Sarandon.

Read below for a full list of winners:

2006 International Emmy Award Winners

ARTS PROGRAMMING
Knowledge is the Beginning
A production of EuroArts Music International in co-production with ZDF/ARTE Germany
Nominees: Anca-Monica Pandelea (Producer, Head of Music Department, ZDF), Paul Smaczny (Producer, Director, EuroArts Music)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Ray Winstone
in Vincent
Granada Drama and Comedy
United Kingdom

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Maryam Hassouni
in Offers
VARA Broadcasting Organisation
The Netherlands

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Sugar Rush
A Shine Production for Channel 4
United Kingdom
Nominees: Johnny Capps (Series Producer and Creator, Shine Limited), Katie Baxendale (Writer and Creator)

COMEDY
Little Britain
BBC Comedy
United Kingdom
Nominees: Geoff Posner (Producer, BBC Comedy), Jon Plowman (Executive Producer and Head of BBC Comedy)

DOCUMENTARY
Hiroshima A BBC/TFI/ZDF/Discovery Channel co-production in association with the Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc.
United Kingdom
Nominees: Matthew Barrett (Executive Producer), Paul Wilmshurst (Producer/Director)

DRAMA SERIES
Life on Mars
Kudos Film & TV Ltd. for BBC Wales
United Kingdom
Nominees: Matthew Graham (Co-Creator, Writer, Executive Producer), Ashley Pharoah (Co-Creator, Writer)

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
An Optomen Television Production for Channel 4
United Kingdom
Nominee: Patricia Llewellyn (Executive Producer)

TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Nuit Noire, October 17, 1961
Cipango
France
Nominees: Alain Tasma (Director), Edouard de Vesinne (Producer)