This year’s Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, with hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones leading with 19.
Miniseries Fargo, the acclaimed remake of the Coen Brothers’ film, has scored 18 nods while House of Cards, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and Breaking Bad also compete for Outstanding Drama Series.
Notably, the majority of the Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie list is British, including Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock, Idris Elba for Luther, Chiwetel Ejiofor for Dancing on the Edge and Fargo’s Martin Freeman, who is currently starring in a West End production of Richard III.
Both the latter actors are nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama, alongside Breaking Bad’s Bryan Crantson and House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in period drama Downton Abbey, is up for Lead Actress in a Drama but will need to see off strong competition from Homeland’s Claire Danes and Scandal’s Kerry Washington.
The 66th annual ceremony will take place on 25 August, hosted by Seth Meyers.