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Sean Bean, J.J. Abrams win at International Emmys

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 01:13

Nov. 26 - Director J.J. Abrams receives a special honor for his work on television series and actor Sean Bean brings home the best actor accolade at the International Emmy Awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: United Kingdom won three International Emmy Awards on Monday (November 25), including one for Sean Bean as best actor, and producer-director J.J. Abrams received a special honor for his work on television series and films such as "Lost," "Star Trek" and the upcoming "Star Wars" chapter. The awards, which honor television produced outside the United States, were more global in reach this year after having been dominated or even swept by the United Kingdom in recent years. Bean won as actor for his role as a lonely literature teacher who trawls nightclubs as a transvestite in "Accused." "I've never actually really won anything before," Bean quipped as he accepted his award. When asked if he was expecting to win, Bean said: "I didn't think so, no but I thought I might. I am glad I did. But I don't know." Abrams, an Emmy-award winner for "Lost" who is producing and directing the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," was presented with the Founders Award by actor Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in "Star Trek." Nominees for the 41st annual awards, which were hosted by British comic John Oliver, spanned 19 countries.

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Sean Bean, J.J. Abrams win at International Emmys

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 01:13