McGovern on screen shortlist

Jimmy McGovern, the writer, has been nominated for another award for Hillsborough, his hard-hitting docudrama about the Hillsborough football disaster, in a British-dominated line up of Emmy nominations.

Hillsborough, which won a Bafta earlier this year and which has been credited with getting the Government to open a judicial inquiry into the death of 95 Liverpool fans in the tragedy, leads a line-up of 9 British- made Emmy nominees out of 18.

The programme, made by Granada for ITV, is joined on the shortlist for best drama by Crossing the Floor, Channel 4's satire on contemporary British politics.