Luther has been nominated for Outstanding Television Movie at the 68th Emmy Awards.
BBC America’s Luther, which stars Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, has also been nominated for Outstanding Cinematography in a Limited Series or Movie. Elba is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
Luther: BBC America warns nominations for Luther, Orphan Black
According to BBC America, the show has been nominated twice previously for Outstanding Television Movie. Elba has previously won the Golden Globe award, his first Screen Actors Guild award, an NAACP Image Award and a Critics Choice Award.
“I am floored that I’ve been nominated, but I am even more excited that Luther has been nominated as well,” Elba said. “The success of Luther is so much due to the fans, and I hope they are as proud of this nomination as we are. OH BOY! What a category!”
BBC America’s Orphan Black also earned a nomination for Tatiana Maslany (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series). She previously won two Critics’ Choice Awards, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination, a Television Critics Association Award and a Young Hollywood Award.
Luther: Crime drama series to compete against All The Way, The Abominable Bride
Luther is pitted for Outstanding Television Movie against the likes of All The Way, A Very Murray Christmas, The Abominable Bride, and Confirmation.
According to iMDb, the acclaimed crime drama series Luther, which ran from 2010 until 2015, also starred Warren Brown as DS Justin Ripley, Dermot Crowley as DSU Martin Schenk, Michael Smiley as Benny Silver and Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan.