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Emmy Awards: Watchmen leads the way with 26 nominations

HBO’s superhero series Watchmen leads the way at this year’s Emmy Awards, with 26 nominations overall.

Comedy drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored 20 nominations, while Ozark and Succession have 18 each.

British nominees this year include Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and The Crown’s Olivia Colman – who are both up for best actress in a drama series.

Irish actor Paul Mescal, star of BBC Three’s Normal people, is nominated for lead actor in a limited series.

Three Brits are nominated for best supporting actress in a drama – Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller Bridge is nominated for guest actress in a comedy series after hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live.

Her former co-star Andrew Scott is up for outstanding guest actor in a drama series, for his performance in an episode of Black Mirror.

Scottish actor Brian Cox is also recognised for his role in Succession – where he plays Logan Roy, a harsh and vindictive media baron.

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