In total, British actors and actresses received nine nominations for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, often seen as the USA’s equivalent to the BAFTA television awards in the UK.
Kate Winslet is up for the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Mini-series Or A Movie gong for her role as Mildred Pierce in the mini-series of the same name.
Meanwhile, Hugh Laurie will be hoping to pick up an Emmy at the sixth time of asking after once again receiving an Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series nomination for his portrayal of cantankerous physician Gregory House in the series House.
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Medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, headed by a cast of Britons including Sean Bean and Lena Headey, will battle for the Outstanding Drama Series award with Mad Men, which has won in this category for the last three years.
Other notable British nominees include Idris Elba (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for John Luther in Luther), Alan Cumming (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for Eli Gold in The Good Wife) and Kelly Macdonald (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for Margaret Schroeder in Boardwalk Empire).
Twice-Oscar nominated actress Maggie Smith is in contention to pick up an award (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie) for her role as Violet in ITV series Downton Abbey, produced by British media company Carnival Films.
Mildred Pierce and Mad Men led the total overall nominations, with 21 and 19 respectively.
The winners will be announced during a televised ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood, due to be held on 18 September.