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8th International Emmy Awards

8th International Emmy Awards
  • November 24, 1980 (1980-11-24)
LocationSheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City
Hosted byPeter Ustinov
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The 8th International Emmy Awards took place on November 24, 1980, in New York City and was hosted by actor Peter Ustinov. The award ceremony, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), honors all programming produced and originally aired outside the United States.[1]


The 8th International Emmys ceremony was presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). Twenty-one programs from seven countries competed for statuettes in four categories. England topped the list of nominees with five nominations, followed by Canada with two, and one from Belgium, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland, respectively. Producer Jim Henson was the first International Academy honoree with the Founders Award, and Lew Grade, head of England's Associate Communications, was chosen to receive the Directorate Award.[2]


Best Drama

Best Documentary

Best Performing Arts

Best Popular Arts Program


  1. ^ "Canada, Britain share world emmy honors". The Bryan Times. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  2. ^ "International Emmy Award Winners Set". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
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