“Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die” wins International Emmy

Non-fiction winners at the 40th International Emmy Awards last night included Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die and The Amazing Race Australia. (Pictured: Terry Pratchett)
November 20, 2012

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences named the winners of the 40th International Emmy Awards last night (November 19), with non-fiction prizes going to Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die and The Amazing Race Australia.

At the gala event, held in New York City and hosted by Regis Philbin, the documentary award went to BBC and KEO films’ Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die. The film saw Pratchett (pictured) witnessing firsthand the procedures taken in an assisted death.

The non-scripted entertainment award was given to The Amazing Race Australia, an Active TV, Seven Network and ABC Studios production and the Australian version of the CBS series which has claimed nine Emmys thus far for best reality competition series.

Songs of War, a documentary on the relationship between music and violence, won the arts programming award. The a&o buero filmproduktion, made in association with ZDF and ARTE Germany, tells the story through the eyes of Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf, who learns his music has been used as a torture device in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.

The International Emmy Directorate Award was presented to Dr. Kim In-Kyu, president and CEO of KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), who is also the president of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union).

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