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UK leads International Emmy nods

Bob Hoskins
Image caption Bob Hoskins starred as a reformed alcoholic who runs a pub in The Street

British TV productions are leading the way at the International Emmys with nine nominations.

Bob Hoskins is up for best actor for his role as a reformed alcoholic in BBC One's The Street, while the programme itself is nominated for best drama.

Helena Bonham Carter is among the best actress nominees for her portrayal of children's author Enid Blyton in the biopic Enid.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 22 November in New York.

Other British nominees include Channel 4's Peep Show for best comedy, CBBC's Shaun the Sheep in the children and young people category and Channel 4's Heston's Feasts for best non-scripted entertainment.

BBC war drama Small Island is also nominated for best TV movie/mini-series.

X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol judge Simon Cowell will also receive a special Emmy founders award at the ceremony, hosted by actor Jason Priestly.

British productions were nominated in all but one of the 10 categories, missing out in the Telenovela category - where Argentina, The Philippines and Portugal scored the nods.

The International Emmys honour excellence in TV production outside the US.

Bruce Paisner, president of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said: "We congratulate the 2010 nominees for their outstanding achievements as their programs and performances enter into television history".

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