UK talent fares well at nominations for 74th Primetime Emmy awards

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UK talent fared well at the nominations for the 74th Emmy awards, with several big British names picking up nods.

Colin Firth and Jodie Comer were among those to be tipped for top awards at the nominations, which took place on Tuesday.

The annual ceremony recognises the best in television excellence, and is hosted by the US Television Academy.

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Jodie Comer was nominated for outstanding actress in a drama series, for her portrayal of the psychotic Villanelle in popular BBC series Killing Eve (Ian West/PA)

Nominations were read out by actors JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero in a virtual ceremony.

Firth received an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie, for his role in HBO’s The Staircase.

The actor was recognised in the category alongside compatriots Andrew Garfield and Himesh Patel, as well as Michael Keaton and Sebastian Stan.

Stan’s co-star in Pam And Tommy, Lily James, received a nod in the category for leading actress in a limited or anthology series or movie.

Comer was nominated for outstanding actress in a drama series, for her portrayal of the psychotic Villanelle in popular BBC series Killing Eve.

The actress was nominated alongside her co-star Sandra Oh, and the pair face competition in the category from Laura Linney, Reese Witherspoon and Melanie Lynskey as well as Euphoria star, Zendaya.

Zendaya has also reportedly made Emmys history again after the 25-year-old became the youngest women ever to be nominated for producing at the annual awards.

She previously became the youngest two-time lead acting nominee ever at the Emmys.

Elsewhere, Brian Cox faces off against Succession co-star Jeremy Strong, both having been nominated for lead actor in a drama series for their roles as members of the feuding Roy family.

Adam Scott, Bob Odenkirk and Jason Bateman also received nods in the category, as did Korean actor Lee Jung-Jae for Squid Game.

Succession was also tipped for outstanding drama series, as were Ozark, Squid Game, Severance, Euphoria and Netflix hit show Stranger Things.

Richmond-based football comedy Ted Lasso also picked up a host of nominations, with the show once again nominated for outstanding comedy series among others.

The show equalled its record-breaking 2021 Emmy nomination run by picking up a total of 20 nods.

British stars Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple and Sarah Niles were nominated for best supporting actress in a comedy series.

Comedians Brett Goldstein and Nick Mohammad were nominated in the category best supporting actor in a comedy series, and Jason Sudeikis picked up a nod for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

Brit award-winner Adele also picked up a nomination in the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category for her One Night Only show, as did Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.

The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on September 12 on US network NBC.

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