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Articles Tagged 'Primetime Emmys'


Hugh Bonneville: Americans ‘A Bit Dotty’ About ‘Downton’

“I’m a bit embarrassed about it, in a very British way,” Hugh Bonneville said of his Best Actor in a Drama series Emmy nomination while speaking to the BBC’s Alastair Leithhead at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea party yesterday (September 21). The Downton Abbey patriarch was modest about his chances at taking home a […]


Emmys: ‘Downton’ Nearly Sweeps, Kate Winslet Edges Toward EGOT

It was a mixed bag for Brits at Sunday night’s (September 18) Primetime Emmy awards, hosted by Glee‘s Jane Lynch. Downton Abbey pounded the competition in the miniseries and movie categories, while Kate Winslet solidified herself as the actress of her generation with a big win for Mildred Pierce. However, several beloved British stars went […]

Emmy Nominations: Idris Elba Nails a Nod for ‘Luther’

The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning (July 14), and congratulations to Idris Elba, star of BBC America’s six-part crime thriller Luther, for his nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. This follows Elba’s Golden Globe nomination back in December for his role as the grizzled detective. In his category, he faces […]

Will British Drama Be Hurt If Emmys Ditch Miniseries Categories?

If the broadcast networks have their way, the Primetime Emmys could cut the movies and miniseries categories from the live telecast moving forward, Variety reports. The big 4 networks are re-negotiating their contracts with the Emmys, and a new deal could mean jettisoning the movies/miniseries awards to the Creative Arts Emmys. Outside of the odd […]

Creative Arts Emmys: The British Winners

The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out in an untelevised ceremony this weekend. Which shows and stars from across the Atlantic snatched some gold this time around? The BBC saw several wins, including two for the U.S. production of Dancing with the Stars. The ABC dance-competition series won for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series […]

British Emmy Nominee: Michael Sheen – Why No ’30 Rock’ Nod?

Michael Sheen has played Tony Blair three times, and it’s a testament to Sheen’s immense talent that he’s brought new levels of depth to the character with each passing portrayal. He played the former UK prime minister one last time in the telefilm The Special Relationship, which portrayed Blair’s complicated partnership with President Bill Clinton […]

British Emmy Nominee: Archie Panjabi from ‘The Good Wife’

The Primetime Emmy awards are just 13 days away. Shall we look at a few of the nominees with accents? Today we start with the London-born Archie Panjabi, an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series contender for her work as sexy, leather-clad PI Kalinda on the courtroom drama, The Good Wife. I’m actually quite […]