July 19, 2012

BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville Earns Five Emmy Nominations

Luther – Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Luther’s Idris Elba – Outstanding Lead Actor Miniseries or Movie

The Hour’s Abi Morgan – Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Luther’s Neil Cross – Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Luther’s Sam Miller – Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

New York, NY Announced this morning, BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville has earned five Emmy nominations, the most in one year in the channel’s history, for the miniseries Luther and The Hour. BBC AMERICA’s crime miniseries Luther, starring Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley, Warren Brown and Paul McGann, is nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Idris Elba (Pacific RimPrometheus) is honored with a second nomination for his portrayal of the title character. Luther creator and writer Neil Cross and director Sam Miller both earned nominations for the miniseries. Abi Morgan, creator and writer of BBC AMERICA’s acclaimed espionage miniseries The Hour, is nominated for Outstanding Writing.

Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA, said: “It’s been an extraordinary year for Dramaville, our weekly home for great British drama. We’re thrilled for Idris, Neil, Sam and the Luther team and Abi on her recognition for The Hour. It’s a great time for British talent!”

Dramaville features the best in groundbreaking British drama every Wednesday at 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA. The acclaimed slate of programming includes LutherThe HourInside Men, Whitechapel, Mistresses, White Heat, and the upcoming miniseries Spies of Warsaw and drama Ripper Street.