UK productions lead the 71st Emmy Awards
Date posted: 24.09.2019
This past Sunday, the Television Academy's 71st Emmy Awards aired, and saw plenty of gold a swathe of UK-based productions. Many categories featured a number of shows made in the UK and London, with 3 out of 8 of those nominated for Drama Series including BBC's Bodyguard (which received 2 nominations) and BBC America's Killing Eve (which received 9), while in the Television Movie category there were 4/5 nominees including Bandersnatch HBO's My Dinner With Herve and Brexit, as well as Amazon Prime's King Lear, while the Supporting actress in a drama series category saw 5 out of the 6 nominations held by Game of Thrones and Killing Eve.
The night itself was led by big wins for Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, and HBO's recently-concluded worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones - just two of many UK productions honoured on the night. Filmed in and around London and now in its second (and likely final) series, Fleabag picked up multiple wins, winning Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead actress in a comedy series and Writing for a comedy series for Waller-Bridge herself, as well as Directing for a comedy series for Harry Bradbeer's work on Episode 1. Game of Thrones, filmed in various locations in the UK for its sets based in the north of Westeros, held the most nominations of the night with 32 (10 more than in 2018's awards) and won Outstanding drama series for its final season, while Peter Dinklage picked up Supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
Other award winners that shot in the UK include HBO's biting corporate satire Succession, with Jesse Armstrong's win for Writing in a drama series, while Jodie Comer of Killing Eve won for Lead actress in a drama series (Sandra Oh, the show's other lead, was also nominated). A Very English Scandal saw a win in the category of Supporting actor in a limited series or movie for Ben Whishaw, having picked up 4 nominations in total.
You can find the full list of nominees and winners on the Television Academy's website.