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Emmys 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba And 'Downton Abbey' Lead The Way For British Nominees (FULL NOMINATIONS LIST)

10/07/2014 15:48 BST | Updated 25/08/2014 21:59 BST

In less than 12 hours, we'll know who's walked off with this year's Emmy Awards - and, for a whole host of British television stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Helena Bonham-Carter - it's looking hopeful.

In the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie category, four of the six nominees are British, with Benedict and Idris competing against Chiwetel Ejiofor and Martin Freeman, as well as American stars Mark Ruffalo and Billy Bob Thornton.

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Benedict Cumberbatch at the Emmys in 2012

However, it’s HBO fantasy series ‘Game Of Thrones’ leading the way with a whopping 18 nominations, including for Best Drama Series where it’s going head to head with ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Mad Men’.

It’s also good news for the cast of ‘Downton Abbey’. The period drama has racked up an impressive five nominations, with Dame Maggie Smith and Joanna Froggatt both nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’.

The winners will be announced on 25 August, in a ceremony presented by late night talk show host Seth Meyers in Los Angeles.

Check out the full list of nominees below...

Outstanding comedy series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Outstanding drama series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Outstanding miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie and Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme

The White Queen

Outstanding TV movie

Burton and Taylor

Killing Kennedy

The Normal Heart

Return to Zero

Sherlock: His Last Vow

The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Louis CK - Louie

Don Cheadle - House of Lies

Ricky Gervais - Derek

Matt LeBlanc - Episodes

William H. Macy - Shameless

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Fred Armisen - Portlandia

Andre Braugher - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Ty Burrell - Modern Family

Adam Driver - Girls

Tony Hale - Veep

Jessie Tyler-Ferguson - Modern Family

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Lena Dunham - Girls

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Taylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory

Julie Bowen - Modern Family

Anna Chlumsky - Veep

Allison Janney - Mom

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Kate Mulgrew - Orange is the New Black

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom

Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Woody Harrelson - True Detective

Matthew McConaughey - True Detective

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Jim Carter - Downton Abbey

Josh Charles - The Good Wife

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin - Homeland

Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad

Jon Voight - Ray Donovan

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Lizzy Caplan - Masters of Sex

Claire Danes - Homeland

Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Kerry Washington - Scandal

Robin Wright - House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Christine Baranski - The Good Wife

Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey

Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad

Lena Headey - Game of Thrones

Christina Hendricks - Mad Men

Dame Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba - Luther

Martin Freeman - Fargo

Mark Ruffalo - The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton - Fargo

Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie

Matt Bomer - The Normal Heart

Martin Freeman - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Colin Hanks - Fargo

Joe Mantello - The Normal Heart

Alfred Molina - The Normal Heart

Jim Parsons - The Normal Heart

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie

Helena Bonham Carter - Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver - Return to Zero

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson - The Trip to Bountiful

Kristen Wiig - The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie

Angela Bassett - American Horror Story: Coven

Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Coven

Ellen Burstyn - Flowers in the Attic

Frances Conroy - American Horror Story: Coven

Julia Roberts - The Normal Heart

Alison Tolman - Fargo

Outstanding writing in a drama

Vince Gilligan - Breaking Bad

Moira Walley-Beckett - Breaking Bad

David Benioff, DB Weiss - Game of Thrones

Beau Willimon - House of Cards

Nic Pizzolatto - True Detective

Outstanding writing in a comedy

David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik - Episodes

Louis CK - Louie

Liz Friedman, Jenji Kohan - Orange is the New Black

Alec Berg - Silicon Valley

Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci - Veep

Outstanding writing in a miniseries or movie

Neil Cross - Luther

Noah Hawley - Fargo

Larry Kramer - The Normal Heart

Steven Moffat - Sherlock: His Last Vow

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk - American Horror Story: Coven

David Simon, Eric Overmyer - Treme

The Many Faces Of Benedict Cumberbatch

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