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UK dominates International Emmy nominations

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UK television programmes have picked up eight nominations for this year’s International Emmy Awards, with actors David Suchet and Lucy Cohu both up for gongs.

Suchet is nominated in the category of best actor for his part in the BBC drama Maxwell, while Cohu is up for best actress for the Channel 4 drama Forgiven.

In total, Channel 4 garnered five of the eight nominations, with Talkback Thames comedy The IT Crowd up for best comedy, Peter Kosminsky drama Britz nominated in the TV mini-series section and Strictly Bolshoi, which saw ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon become the first Englishman to be invited to create a new work for the Bolshoi Ballet, nominated in the category of arts programming. The broadcaster’s The Beckoning Silence is competing in the documentary category.

Elsewhere, BBC1 drama Life on Mars has been nominated in the drama series category and Shaun the Sheep is up in the category of children and young people.

The UK has received the most nominations for the awards, which will take place on November 24 and which recognise excellence in television programming outside of the US.

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