Thursday, July 18, 2013
Downton Abbey flies the flag for Brits with 12 nods at the Emmys... while Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis are also nominated (MAIL ON LINE) By EMILY SHERIDAN PUBLISHED: 09:13 EST, 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 EST, 18 July 2013
Period drama Downton Abbey is leading the way for the Brits as this year's Emmy Awards, with 12 nominations.
The ITV series, which runs on PBS in the US, has received major nominations, including acting nods for stars Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dame Maggie Smith and Jim Carter.
Hugh is up for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his performance as Earl of Grantham, while his on-screen daughter Michelle is up for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series as Lady Mary Crawley.
Creator Julian Fellowes has received a nod for Outstanding Writing In A Drama Series, while the show is also up for Directing and Best Drama Series.
Last year's Best Actor In A Drama Series Damian Lewis is up in the category again for the second year.
The Oscar winner has already won four Emmys already for Prime suspect, Elizabeth I and The Passion of Ayn Rand, her last win being in 1996.
Brits Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch will go head-to-head in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for The Girl and Parade's End respectively.
Toby's The Girl co-star Imelda Staunton, who played Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma is nominated for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Or A Movie, although Sienna Miller missed out on a nod for her performance as Tippi Hedren.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2368777/Emmy-nominations-2013-Downton-Abbey-flies-flag-Brits-12-nods--Helen-Mirren-Damian-Lewis-nominated.html#ixzz2ZRa780cM
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook