Britain in vanguard of World Emmy nominations

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The nominations for the International Emmy Awards have been announced, highlighting Britain’s talent for home grown television productions.

Leading the global shortlist, Britain received eight nominations, including two for BBC1 drama The Street.

The series which features the ups and downs of different residents living in one street has been nominated for best drama, while Jim Broadbent is up for best actor for his role as a disgruntled pensioner.

Stephen Fry’s Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, in which the comedian talks about his own experiences living with bipolar disorder, has been nominated for best documentary.

Victoria Wood is up for the best actress award for her performance in ITV’s Housewife 49.

The BBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? has been nominated for an award in the non-scripted entertainment category.

Brazil came a close second to the UK with seven nominations, before Japan’s four and South Africa with three.

Germany, Denmark, China and the Netherlands all earned two nominations each.

The International Emmys recognise excellence in TV programming outside the US. Winners will be announced on November 19 in New York.

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