‘Spitting Image’ Repeats as Emmy Winner
NEW YORK (AP) _ ″Spitting Image,″ the satirical British series which uses puppets to put down the rich and powerful, won an International Emmy on Monday, the second year in a row the show had won.
″Spitting Image,″ which won in the popular arts category, appeared in an NBC special in the United States this year.
There were 159 entries from 24 countries for the 14th International Emmy Awards, just short of last year’s record number of entries. The awards were presented by the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
″Shadowlands,″ a BBC co-production with Gateway Films and the Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, won the International Emmy for drama. The program, seen earlier this year on U.S. public television, told of the marriage of C.S. Lewis and his wife’s subsequent death of cancer.
″Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker,″ produced by Britain’s Channel Four, won the International Emmy for a documentary.
The Emmy for performing arts when to ″Bejart’s Kabuki Ballet″ produced by NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp. The program recorded the choreography of Maurice Bejart for the Tokyo Ballet.
″The Kids of Debrassi Street: Griff Gets a Hand,″ produced by Playuing with Time Inc. in association with Canadian Broadcasting corp., was honored in the children’s television category.
The British Broadcasting Corp. received a special award in recognition of its 50 years in television.
Herbert Schmertz, vice president of Mobil Oil Corp. and the company’s public affairs director, received the Directorate Award in recognition of his work in developing public television’s ″Masterpiece Theater.″
Donald L. Taffner, president of D.L. Taffner Ltd. of New York, received the Founders Award for his work in bringing foreign programs to the United States, and in adapting the hit series ″Three’s Company″ and ″Too Close for Comfort″ from British shows.