The 2016 Emmy Awards nominations were revealed today and congratulations are certainly in order for our favorite British artists and shows that received nominations in recognition of their talented work!
BBC Drama was recognized with a fantastic 22 nominations, including 12 for The Night Manager, 6 for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, 3 for Luther, and 1 for War & Peace!
Three nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category recognize Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Idris Elba playing John Luther in Luther, and Tom Hiddleston playing Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager.
The Night Manager also received further nominations for Outstanding Limited Series as well as Outstanding Supporting Actor in Limited Series or Movie for Hugh Laurie and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Olivia Colman. Both Luther and Sherlock: The Abominable Bride received further nominations for Outstanding Television Movie.
Here’s the breakdown of additional nominations for these BBC Dramas within the “Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special” categories:
- The Night Manager: Outstanding Directing; Outstanding Music Composition (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Casting; Outstanding Sound Editing; Outstanding Main Title Design; Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; Outstanding Sound Mixing; Outstanding Writing.
- Sherlock: The Abominable Bride: Outstanding Cinematography; Outstanding Sound Editing; Outstanding Sound Mixing; Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
- Luther: Outstanding Cinematography.
- War & Peace: Outstanding Music Composition (Original Dramatic Score).
British talent continued to dominate with even more nominations for some of our favorite artists, shows, and performances!
Downton Abbey earned nominations for its final season, including Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Dame Maggie Smith’s role as the Dowager Countess.
Games of Thrones once again leads the pack with 23 nominations in total, including acting noms for Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) and Kit Harrington (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series).
James Corden and his Late Late Show earned their first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series!
Adele’s Live in New York City concert also earned an Outstanding Variety Special nomination, which will face off against James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special.
Did your favorites get a nod? Be sure to tune in to the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards airing live on ABC on September 18 to see which talented nominees take home awards!
Meghan McKillop is American by birth but British at heart. Endlessly fascinated by British culture, entertainment, history, royalty, literature, and travel, she aspires to indulge her curiosity while sharing her passions and discoveries with Anglophiles everywhere.