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Kiwi nods at the Emmys

Neil Cross’ Luther and the Phil Keoghan-produced The Amazing Race are both repeat offenders at the Emmy nominations.

Cross’ Luther was previously nominated for its second series; this year the creator and writer gets the nod for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for the third and final season.



The show has two other nods, for Outstanding Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Idris Elba. The show is up against two of the Emmys’ three most-nominated shows Fargo (18) and American Horror Story: Coven (17).

Presenter and producer Phil Keoghan sees The Amazing Race nominated again. Prior to today’s announcement it nine wins from 11 nods in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme category.

In the big picture, Game of Thrones led the way with 19 nominations, Orange is the New Black led the comedy nominations with 12 (and continued Netflix’s appearance on the nominations list after House of Cards last year became the first non-linear broadcast show to be nominated). HBO continued its dominance of the most-nominated broadcaster category, with 99 nominations all up.

The much-praised True Detectives, led by this year’s Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrleson picked up five of the overall 561 nominations announced today.

The fuill nominations list is available to download here. The Emmys are presented on Tuesday 26 August NZ time.

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