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TV Legends Norman Lear and Alan Alda Honored at 2012 International Emmys

November 20, 2012 (8:10 am) GMT
Ryan Murphy hands out Special Founders Awards to 'All in the Family' creator Lear and 'M*A*S*H' actor Alda at the November 19 ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel.

The International Emmy Awards recognized the works of Norman Lear and Alan Alda at its 40th annual ceremony. The gala, which took place Monday, November 19 at the Hilton New York Hotel, honored the television legends with Special Founders Awards.

Toward the end of the show, Ryan Murphy took the stage to present the awards to "All in the Family" creator Lear and "M*A*S*H" actor Alda. He called them "two of my idols, guys who really did change the face of television and thus the world."

Murphy himself was handed with International Founders Award earlier that night. He received the award from , who stars on his hit TV series "".

The event also honored the excellence in television production outside the U.S., with the winners spanning six countries this year. The United Kingdom bagged two, for best TV movie or miniseries "Black Mirror" and best documentary "Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die."

Brazil also grabbed two kudos, for comedy series "The Invisible Woman" as well as "The Illusionist" which was named outstanding telenovela. Argentina took home both acting prizes, which went to "Television x La Inclusion" stars Cristina Banegas and Dario Grandinetti.

France won the best drama series prize for "Braquo season 2", Germany claimed a victory through "Song of War" win for outstanding arts programming, and Australia snatched a non-scripted entertainment award for its version of "".

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