- Associated Press - Sunday, November 21, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Simon Cowell’s kinder side will be spotlighted when the former “American Idol” judge is honored at the International Emmy Awards.

Cowell will be presented the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his television achievements and extensive charitable work at Monday night’s awards ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Thirty-nine nominees from 15 countries will be vying for International Emmys, honoring excellence in TV programming outside the U.S.

British television productions garnered a leading nine nominations, including best actor and actress nods for Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter.

Jimmy Fallon will present the International Emmy Directorate Award to “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels.

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