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Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter honoured at International Emmys

Bob Hoskins in The Street

Story by Jack Foley

BOB Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter both picked up prizes at the International Emmys in New York.

The acting duo were among five prizes won by BBC productions at the event.

Hoskins, 68, was named best actor for his role in BBC1’s The Street, which also won best drama, and Bonham Carter was crowned best actress for her performance in Enid Blyton biopic, Enid.

Further awards went to the BBC shows Small Island, which won best mini-series, and CBBC’s Shaun The Sheep, which took the children’s award.

Another Brit to pick up a prize was The X Factor‘s Simon Cowell, who was presented with a special award for his TV and charity work.

Neither Hoskins or Bonham Carter were at the awards, which were hosted by actor Jason Priestley.

British productions were nominated in nine of the 10 categories and were only absent from the Telenovela category, which was won by Portuguese production My Love.

Israel’s Traffic Light won best comedy, Argentine satirical news review CQC won the non-scripted entertainment award and Romanian programme The World According to Ion B – about a homeless man who became a leading contemporary artist – won the arts prize.

The documentary prize went to South Korea’s Mom and the Red Bean Cake.