Brits triumph at the Emmy nominations

Brits triumph at the Emmy nominations

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By Layla Haidrani,
Friday, 17th July 2015

Tudor drama Wolf Hall is up for three gongs

Brits dominated nominations at the recently announced 2015 Emmys with Game Of Thrones leading the way with 24 nods.  

Highly acclaimed period dramas Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall were given three nominations each. The ITV show set in the 1920s is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series while the BBC Tudor drama is selected for Outstanding Limited Series.

Emma Thompson, who starred in the live broadcast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is up for Outstanding Actress in a mini-series.

Mark Rylance, who starred as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall, is also up for the Drama award while Damian Lewis is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Limited Series or Movie.

Outstanding Actor has two nominations for British actors with David Oyelowo for Nightingale and Ricky Gervais in Derek vying for the accolade.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was given four nods for her portrayal in BBC thriller The Honourable Woman including Outstanding Limited Series.

The 2015 Emmy Award nominations, which honour US leading television programmes, were broadcast by Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba of Orange is The New Black in Los Angeles on 16 July.

The 67th Emmy awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg on 20 September


Below is a list of British nominees

Outstanding Actor in a Mini-series or Movie:

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Ricky Gervais, Derek


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie:

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama:

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones


Outstanding Television Movie:

Agatha Christie’s Poirot Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case - Acorn


Outstanding Limited Series:

Wolf Hall


Outstanding Reality Host:

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance


Outstanding Actress In A Mini-series Or Movie:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman




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Tudor drama Wolf Hall is up for three gongs