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In Pictures: 39th International Emmy Awards in New York

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21:  Lady Gaga and award winner Nigel Lythgoe attend the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga and award winner Nigel Lythgoe attend the 39th International Emmy Awards
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Lady Gaga attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga presented Nigel Lythgoe with his special Emmy
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Lady Gaga kisses award winner Nigel Lythgoe at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Executive Producer Guilherme Bokel and actress Blanca Soto attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actresses Joana Santos (L) and Diana Chaves attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: British actress Archie Panjabi poses at Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actor Michael Nyqvist attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Ally Sheedy attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Ally Sheedy attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actor Michael Kenneth Williams attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actor Jason Priestley attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Zee Entertainment Chairman Subhash Chandra poses at Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Actor Jeff Hephner, producer Sita Williams, producer Roxy Spencer, and actress Hannah Ware attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jessica Szohr attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Producer/Founders Award winner Nigel Lythgoe attends Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Ally Sheedy attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) CEO of Twenty Twenty Tim Carter (L), singer Gareth Malone (second L), and producer Lucy Hillman (R) attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actor Vladimir Brichta attends Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Producer Tim van Aelst, producer Katrien Van Nieuwenhove, Actor John Larroquette, and Tom Baetens attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actors Amy Hargreaves and Rick Hoffman attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) President and CEO Van Cleef & Arpels Emmanuel Perrin, actress Amy Hargreaves, and Nespresso North America President Frederic Levy attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Producer Tim van Aelst, producer Katrien Van Nieuwenhove, and Tom Baetens attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Producer Samantha Artal Susskand (second L) and director Paula Andrea Gomez Vera (C) pose with actors dressed as cartoon characters Goku and Luffy at Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) CEO of Twenty Twenty Tim Carter (L), producer Lucy Hillman (Second R), and singer Gareth Malone attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Producer Samantha Artal Susskand (L) and director Paula Andrea Gomez Vera attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jessica Szohr attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Producers Sita Williams (L) and Roxy Spencer attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Producer Tim van Aelst, producer Katrien Van Nieuwenhove, and Tom Baetens attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Soren Staermose (bottom), Producer, Susann Billberg Rydholm (Second L, rear), Line Producer, presenters US actress Jessica Szhor (2nd R) and Brazilian actor Vladimir Brichta (R) attend Nespresso Press Room at the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nespresso)

The 39th Annual International Emmy Awards ceremony kicked off with a surprise appearance by Lady Gaga, wearing a tattooed thigh-revealing, floor-length black gown and oversize sunglasses.

Gaga presented the honorary International Emmy Founders Award to Britain's Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance?

Christopher Eccleston and Julie Walters took the main acting awards as British TV productions won five International Emmys, including two for the BBC crime drama Accused.

Accused, written and created by Jimmy McGovern, received the Emmy for best drama series at the ceremony in the Hilton New York Hotel.

Former Doctor Who star Eccleston won the best actor award for his role in an episode of Accused, in which he played a financially stressed, lapsed Catholic plumber who's struggling with an adulterous relationship and coming up with the money to pay for his daughter's wedding.

Walters, who earlier won a Bafta for the same role, was chosen best actress for the TV film Mo, in which she portrayed the late Mo Mowlam.

The other British winners included Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne won in the arts programming category for its account of the staging of a new opera by untrained teenagers at the renowned British opera house.

The Emmy for non-scripted entertainment went to The World's Strictest Parents, which takes unruly British teenagers and sends them abroad to spend 10 days living with a strict host family.

Forty nominees from a record 20 countries were competing in 10 categories for International Emmys, honouring excellence in television programming outside the US, at the ceremony hosted for the second straight year by former Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley.

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