Emmy Awards 2013: Michelle Dockery and Benedict Cumberbatch thwarted by US talent
Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren go home empty-handed
Monday 23 September 2013
It wasn't a vintage night for British talent at last night’s Emmy Awards following losses in the major categories for the UK’s top stars and shows.
Downton Abbey took home the gong for Outstanding Music Composition for a second consecutive year, but it was trounced in the rest of its 11 categories by the cream of American drama.
Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery all went home empty-handed, as did Homeland star Damian Lewis.
However, Bonneville, who lost out in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category to The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels, said at a pre-show party that he hadn’t expected to win.
"I don't think the pressure is on me, frankly," he said.
"I feel slightly embarrassed to have been nominated alongside these amazing actors and much as I love the others I hope it is Bryan Cranston's year because that show has been phenomenal and his performance has been extraordinary.
"He is a great actor, as are the others, but I think it's Breaking Bad's year."
Presenter Cat Deeley was nominated in the Outstanding Host For a Reality Programme category, but the presenter of So You Think You Can Dance saw Project Runway’s Heidi Klum waltz off with the award.
Heavyweight talents Benedict Cumberbatch and Helen Mirren also suffered snubs in the TV Miniseries or Movie acting categories for their roles in Parade's End and Phil Spector respectively.
But the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony managed to triumph, taking the Outstanding Art Direction award in the variety programming category.
British screenwriter Abi Morgan also won an Emmy for BBC Two's recently-axed drama The Hour.
Arts & Ents blogs
Dennis Hopper's lost sixties photo album found
Top Gear makes Saudis look liberal, Kirsty Wark tells Independent Bath Literature Festival
Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, art review
Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
Jenny Collier row: Comedy promoter apologises after dropping female comic 'because venue did not want too many women on the bill'
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 3 Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake
- 4 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 5 Exclusive: UK banks in row over Yulia Tymoshenko 'millions'