Black Mirror wins an Emmy

But Britain loses out in comedy

Charlie Brooker has won an international Emmy Award for his dark comedy Black Mirror.

The Channel 4 show won the best TV movie/mini-series accolade at the awards ceremony in New York last night.

His series presented three dystopian tales including a talent show taken to extremes and a blackmail plot that forced the Prime Minister to have sex with a pig.

But Britain lost out in the comedy category, which went to Brazilian show The Invisible Woman. The revival of Absolutely Fabulous and Sky 1’s Spy had been shortlisted.

The International Emmys also gave out special honours to Norman Lear and veteran actor Alan Alda.

Lear is best known for creating All In The Family, a US adaptation of British sitcom Till Death Do Us part, while M*A*S*H star Alda paid tribute to ‘the men and women in the hospital tents’ who inspired the show.

Published: 20 Nov 2012

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