The British Invasion at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards


You just thought the British Invasion referred to the mid-60’s takeover of the U.S. by both British music and pop culture. Not to take anything away from the likes of The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, The Troggs, Dave Clark 5, Herman’s Hermits and The Rolling Stones, but the real British Invasion happens in Los Angeles tonight. Tonight marks the 64th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It also marks the night, hopefully, for a very strong showing for British television in the U.S. as several British series and a number of individuals on both sides of the camera are nominated for the chance to take home a coveted Television Emmy Award statuette.

In true ‘you need a scorecard to tell all the players’, here are the nominees from the UK. There’s going to be some stiff competition this year but, as they say, it’s enough to be nominated, right? Win or lose, the Brits produce the best television on television so, enjoy the night.

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinkiage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta, Homeland
PHil Abraham, Mad Men

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Matthew Weiner, Semi Chellas, Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathaim, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Jay Roach, Game Change
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Philip Kaufman, Hatfields & McCoys
Sam Miller, Luther
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Danny Strong, Game Change
Ted Mann, Ronald Parker, Bill Kerby, Hatfields & McCoys
Abi Morgan, The Hour
Neil Cross, Luther
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Justified
Mad Men

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story
Great Expectations
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Meredith Tucker, Boardwalk Empire
Jill Trevellick, Downton Abbey
Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Game of Thrones
Mark Saks, The Good Wife
Junie Lowry Johnson, Homeland
Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino, Mad Men

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Robert Ulrich, Eric Dawson, American Horror Story
Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt, Five
David Rubin, Game Change
Fern Champion, Hatfields & McCoys
Kate Rhodes James, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
Jim Denault, Game Change
Florian Hoffmeister, Great Expectations
Rigier Stoffers, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Fabian Wagner, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Ulf Brantas, Treasure Island

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
Game of Thrones
The Borgia
Downton Abbey
Boardwalk Empire

Once Upon a Time

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story
Great Expectations, part 2
Hatfield’s & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Treasure Island

  • Does Damian Lewis not count as a UK import? Or is his name not bolded since Homeland is not made by BBC/PBS?

    • Carrie:

      Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, just a late night oversight. Will correct asap.

      Bill

  • Does Damian Lewis not count as a UK import? Or is his name not bolded since Homeland is not made by BBC/PBS?