Emmy Awards 2013: Downton Downton leads British invasion as Damian Lewis and Hugh Bonneville nominated for best actor


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Downton Abbey continued in its role as Britain’s leading screen drama as it notched up the cream of the nominations for Emmy awards.

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It was short-listed as the best drama, while Michelle Dockery was nominated as best actress in a drama series, with her co-star Hugh Bonneville nominated as best actor. Maggie Smith is up for the best supporting actress award, while Jim Carter was short-listed for best supporting actor.

Bonneville is up against fellow Briton Damian Lewis who was nominated for the best actor award for his role in Homeland. Other British nominations include Benedict Cumberbatch for Parade’s End, Toby Jones for The Girl, and Helen Mirren for her performance in Phil Spector.

The nominations were announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Kevin Spacey’s House Of Cards series, shown online by Netflix, is the first programme to be recognised by the awards without having been broadcast on television.

The most nominations were for American Horror Story: Asylum, with 17, followed by Game of Thrones, with 16.

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