The Crown leads the British Emmy nominations with five nods

Mail Online | 7/12/2018 | Charlotte Dean For Mailonline
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The Crown has swept the Emmy Award's nominations with nods in five of the prestigious categories.

Following last year's success with both John Lithgow and Claire Foy being nominated for their roles, it seems that the second series of the programme has been just as well-received, as it leads this year's British bids.

Series - £98million - Production - Costs - Drama

The lavish second series, which racked up $130million (£98million) in production costs, has been nominated for outstanding drama series, leading actress, and both supporting actor and actress, as well as outstanding guest actor.

Claire, who failed to pick up an award for her role as Queen Elizabeth II at last year's Emmy's, has been nominated again for her leading part.

Co-star - Matt - Smith - Role - Prince

Meanwhile her co-star Matt Smith, who took on the role of Prince Phillip, has received a supporting nomination for his fantastic take on the Queen's husband.

Vanessa Kirby also impressed with her supporting role, as she wowed as the Queen's sister Princess Margaret, and has received a nod for her sensational efforts.

Matthew - Goode - Show - Princess - Margaret

Matthew Goode joined the show as Princess Margaret's love interest Lord Snowdon and has been nominated for best guest appearance following his brief stint.

The second season of the show is also the only British series to be nominated for outstanding drama, alongside The Americans, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld.

Brit - Home - Gong - Ceremony - Millie

Another Brit who could take home a gong from the ceremony is 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown for her phenomenal part in Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things.

Also receiving supporting actor nominations are British actor and son of Ralph Fiennes, for his character Commander Fred Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale adaptation, and Lena Headey for her part as Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones.

Thandie - Newton - Display - HBO - Westworld

Elsewhere Thandie Newton, who put on a powerful display in HBO show Westworld as Madam Maeve Millay, has also...
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