Last week, the papers were full of the Queen clutching her Emmy - well Helen Mirren anyway. Today we've got one of our own.
Last night in New York, the BBC took first prize in the Oscars of the TV industry, winning the International Emmy in the news category for our coverage of last summer's war in Lebanon.
More than a year after the end of the war, the ramifications of the events last summer rumble on - today, the Lebanese Parliament held its first round of voting to elect a new president (they failed to do so). At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, last night's award makes it a double - earlier in the summer, our coverage of last summer's war won the other prestigious international news award, the Prix Monte Carlo.
In fact it's a double 'double' - "Baghdad, A Doctor's Story" a Guardian Films programme commissioned for BBC Two also won the other International Emmy in the current affairs category.
I confess I'm biased - the prize for Lebanon is a richly deserved tribute to the bravery of the reporters, producers, crews and engineers who spent six weeks on both sides of the Israel/Lebanon border.
Last summer's conflict was challenging and complicated for the BBC. It was vital for our teams to get to the heart of the story, report events as they witnessed them and remain measured and impartial. Their courage allowed us to report all sides of the story. A specially-commissioned audience survey for BBC News reported that a majority believed the BBC had provided the best coverage of the conflict, with 64% trusting it and 11% distrustful.
Why do awards like this matter? In a sense, of course, they don't. The fact that audiences in the UK and around the world continue to turn to the BBC is the bigger prize - every week, 230 million people around the world get their news from the BBC.
What is significant is that last night's award was presented in New York, alongside the awards for the US domestic television market.
On Monday, the BBC is launching a new, nightly TV programme aimed at the US market - World News America will be seen across the United States on BBC America and around the globe on BBC World. Its mission is to report the world to America and America to the world. I believe having people in places like Beirut (and 41 other places), before, during and after conflicts like that of last summer allow us to do just that.