July 8, 2010

BBC Scores 30 Emmy® Award Nominations & Dancing With The Stars Receives Nine Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Dancing with the Stars Receives Nine Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Leads all Non-Fiction Programming with Most Nominations

Los Angeles, CA – BBC today scored 30 nominations in the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, including nine nominations for BBC Worldwide Productions’ Dancing with the Stars, the most of any non-fiction program. This is the fifth consecutive year that the show has received a nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramDancing with the Stars’  host and veteran television personality, Tom Bergeron, has also been nominated in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category for the third year in a row.

Herb Scannell, recently appointed President, BBC Worldwide America, said, “30 Emmy nominations is an impressive feat. Congratulations to all the BBC teams involved and our broadcast and production partners. It looks like I’ve come to the right place!”

In addition, the following BBC co-productions were nominated:

Life – A BBC/Discovery Channel/SKAI co-production in association with RTI Spa– received six nominations, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series.

Return to Cranford – A BBC/WGBH co-production in association with Chestermead – received seven nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Dame Judi Dench’s portrayal of Miss Matty.

Emma – A co-production of BBC Productions and WGBH Boston – received four nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Miniseries Or A Movie for Michael Gambon’s portrayal of Mr. Woodhouse.

The following productions each received a single nomination: Capturing Mary –  A talkback THAMES Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films; Hamlet – A Production of Illuminations and Royal Shakespeare Company for BBC in association with Thirteen for and NHK;  Johnny Mercer – Rhapsody Productions in association with TCM, Arena/BBC and Warner Home Video; Sergio – Silverbridge Productions and Passion Pictures in association with Screen Pass Pictures, Impact Partners, Motto Pictures, BBC Storyville and HBO Documentary Films.