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BBC Drama sweeps up in Emmy nominations

Little Dorrit

BBC Drama picked up a spectacular 33 nominations in this year's Emmy Awards, it was announced last night.

Andrew Davies' major adaptation of Dickens'classic Little Dorrit leads the way with nominations in 11 categories, followed closely by House Of Saddam, Wallander and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

The forthcoming Into The Storm was the fourth most nominated programme, with a total of 14.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "The nominations are a testament to the strength of BBC drama and to all the well-deserved writers, producers, directors and actors involved."

BBC One's Little Dorrit, which was co-produced by the BBC and WGBH Boston, will compete for the Outstanding Mini-series title, with Andrew Davies being nominated for his adaption and actors Sir Tom Courtenay and Andy Serkis doing battle in the best supporting actor category.

Kenneth Branagh won a nod for best actor in a mini-series or film for his title role as Inspector Kurt Wallander in BBC One's Wallander, from Leftbank Pictures, Yellow Bird and TKBC, as well as picking up a nomination in the Best Director category.

BBC Two's gripping series House Of Saddam, a BBC/HBO co-production, received four nominations for its intimate portrait of the world of Saddam's inner circle that charted the rise and fall of one of the world's most terrifying regimes.

There were three nominations for the BBC co-production, the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, adapted from the novels by Alexander McCall Smith and directed by the late Anthony Minghella – a Mirage Enterprises Production in association with the BBC and The Weinstein Company.

Into The Storm, a HBO/BBC Film, Scott Free and Rainmark Films Production, which has aired in the US and will be seen on BBC Two later this year, won nominations for actors Brendan Gleeson and Janet McTeer in their roles as Winston and Clementine Churchill in the story of Churchill's pre-Second World War years.

The award winners will be announced in Los Angeles on 20 September 2009.

Nominations in full

Little Dorrit

  • Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie
  • Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
  • Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Tom Courtenay as Mr. Dorrit
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Andy Serkis as Rigaud
  • Outstanding Miniseries
  • Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Into The Storm

  • Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
  • Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie – Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill
  • Outstanding Made For Television Movie
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie, Or A Dramatic Special

Wallander

  • Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie – One Step Behind, Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

  • Outstanding Costumes For A Series
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – CCG Pounder as Mrs Curtin

House Of Saddam

  • Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie – Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida

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