Luther is nominated for Four Primetime Emmy Awards!

Luther is up for four awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys, including one for Neil’s screenwriting.

Neil has been nominated for Best Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Luther Series 2.

Idris Elba has been nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries Or A Movie for his role as DCI John Luther.

Luther Series 2 has also been nominated for Best Miniseries or Movie.

Sam Miller has been nominated for Best Director for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic special.

The nominations in full in those categories, announced today, are:

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change – Danny Strong (written by)
Hatfields & McCoys – Ted Mann (story and teleplay by), Ronald Parker (teleplay by), Bill Kerby (story by)
The Hour – Abi Morgan (written by)
Luther – Neil Cross (written by)
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia – Steven Moffat (written by)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Game Change – Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt
Hatfields & McCoys – Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield
Hatfields & McCoys – Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy
Hemingway & Gellhorn – Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway
Luther – Idris Elba as John Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia – Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change – Jay Roach
Hatfields & McCoys – Kevin Reynolds
Hemingway & Gellhorn – Philip Kaufman
Luther – Sam Miller
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia – Paul McGuigan

The awards will be screened on September 23. You can read BBC America’s item on the nominations here  and see the full list of categories and nominations here.

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