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Thai TV show pipped at post by UK series

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Thai TV show pipped at post by UK series

Lharn Poo Koo E-Joo misses out on Emmy

  • Published: 25/11/2009 at 12:00 AM
  • Newspaper section: News

The nomination of Thai TV show Lharn Poo Koo E-Joo for an International Emmy award in the Children and Young People Category has drawn a blank.

Panya: Impressive welcome

The prize, announced in New York on Monday, went to the United Kingdom.

Last month, the Thai reality show, produced by Workpoint Entertainment, was nominated for the first time for the final round on the Emmy stage with three other competitors - Dustbin Boy from the United Kingdom, The Little Emperor's Christmas from Brazil, and Mille from Denmark.

Workpoint president Panya Nirunkul, who attended the ceremony, said even though his programme missed out on the award - the most coveted prize for TV producers across the world - a gold medal and certificate had been presented to it as it had competed in the final round.

"At the ceremony, we were welcomed by loud applause from all participants ... which made us feel impressed," he said.

Lharn Poo Koo E-Joo has been nominated for the 2009 Asian Television Awards in the Best Game or Quiz Programme and Best Children's Programme categories for two consecutive years. Mr Panya won Best Entertainment Presenter and Nong Cha-Cha-Cha's Chusak Iamsuk won Best Comedy Performance.

The awards will be announced at the 2009 Asian Television Awards Gala Dinner in Singapore on Dec 3.

Britain walked away with five International Emmy Awards on Monday, including for best performances, while Brazil joined the television elite for the first time at a gala ceremony in New York.

British entries led the pack, with the Best Actor gong going to Ben Whishaw for his role as Ben Coulter in Criminal Justice.

The Best Actress award was won by Julie Walters for playing Dr Anne Turner in A Short Stay In Switzerland.

British TV programmes also cornered the International Emmy awards in Arts Programming, Children and Young People, and Documentary categories.

Brazil, which had a list of nominations second only to that of British entries, made history with a first ever award for the telenovella India - A Love Story.

Awards also went to previous Emmy-winning countries Denmark, which won the Drama Series category for The Protectors; Japan in Comedy for Hoshi Shinichi's Short Shorts; the Netherlands in Non-scripted with The Phone; and Germany in TV Movie Mini-series with The Wolves Of Berlin.

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Writer: Lamphai Intathep and AFP

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