Nominated for: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Role: Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey
Hugh Bonneville’s nomination is one of 12 for the ITV period drama Downton Abbey, which once again leads the way in British TV exports in this year’s Emmys.
Bonneville was nominated in the same category for the same role last year, but lost out to Homeland’s Damian Lewis. This year, they will compete once again to be named lead actor in a drama. No falling out now.
However, neither Brit is guaranteed a gong, as this category is a particularly strong field, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm all in contention.