The ceremony, held in New York last night, saw Simon Cowell presented with the prestigious 'International Emmy Founders Award', while five other UK hopefuls won in the ten competitive categories.
Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter picked up 'Best Performance' awards for their roles in The Street and Enid respectively, while The Street itself was named 'Best Drama Series'.
CBBC's Shaun the Sheep picked up the 'Best Children & Young People' trophy, and Small Island won for 'Best TV Movie/Mini-Series'.
Accepting his award from Rupert Murdoch, Cowell quipped: "Whoever said that fame, money and success will destroy you - completely wrong. Bring it on. My life was boring before I went on TV; instead now I've got lots of friends."
Elsewhere, Romania, Argentina, South Korea, Israel and - for the first time - Portugal were all honoured in other categories, beating programmes such as Heston's Feasts and Peep Show.
> Click here for a full list of winners from the 2010 International Emmy Awards