The nominations for the 2019 Emmys have been revealed, and the flag for British talent has been well and truly flown.

Homegrown shows Killing Eve and Fleabag are among the nods, receiving nine and 11 nominations respectively.

These include noms for lead actress in a drama (Jodie Comer, Killing Eve) and outstanding comedy series (Fleabag).

Both shows are the brainchild of multi-talented actor and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is up for lead actress in a comedy series for Fleabag herself.

Beyonce is also a surprise edition to the nominations list, with her Coachella concert film Homecoming getting a respectable six noms.

It showed the megastar getting ready for the gruelling concert that involved hundreds of backup dancers and musicians.

The nominations include variety special (pre-recorded), directing for a variety special and writing for a variety special

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is also nominated for television movie after it debuted on Netflix late last year.

Smash BBC hit Bodyguard is up for drama series and writing for a drama series.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones has the most nominations of the pack, earning a whopping 32 nods — the highest number for any programme in a single year ever.

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) are nominated for their performances but the show is being acknowledged for editing, writing and everything in between…Continue Reading

By Ian Dei

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