Emmy Awards 2016: Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch to go head-to-head


It's a British invasion at this year's Emmy Awards, with actors, comedians and shows from our very own leading the nominations. Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham and black-ish star Anthony Anderson were on hand Thursday morning to dish out the nominations – revealing that three UK actors are set to go head-to-head later this year.

Because Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston are all nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Limited Series or Movie for their roles in Sherlock, Luther and The Night Manager respectively.



Tom Hiddleston is nominated for his performance in The Night Manager

Benedict, 39, and 43-year-old Idris will battle it out once again for the Outstanding Television Movie award, with both Sherlock and Luther nominated once again. Tom, 35, and his team got another nomination, with The Night Manager included in the names for Outstanding Limited Series.

Comedian James Corden also got a nod for his hugely successful series The Late Late Show. It's the 37-year-old's first Emmy nomination, and he'll be going up against American favourites Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.


James Corden and The Late Late Show are also up for an award

Following its dramatic and critically acclaimed series finale, Downton Abbey received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, alongside Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 18 September, hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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