Drama nominated in 11 categories
The BBC’s Little Dorrit will head the British charge for glory at this year’s Emmy Awards, with the drama nominated in 11 categories.
Charles Dickens’ timeless rags-to-riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy (Claire Foy), the Little Dorrit of the title, looks after her proud father, William (Tom Courtenay) who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors’ prison in London.
The adaptation is up for the outstanding mini-series title, while actors Tom Courtenay and Andy Serkis both received a nod for their supporting roles.
They join a host of British thespians being recognised with nominations for the US television awards. Hugh Laurie, Sir Ian McKellen and Kenneth Branagh are all up for lead actor titles.
Irish actor Brendon Gleeson has also been given a nod for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the BBC/HBO joint-venture Into the Storm.
Award winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles on September 20.
Tina Fey’s comedy, 30 Rock, looks set to be the night’s big winner, having received 22 nominations.
Source: Press & Journal