Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Outstanding Actor gong at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s co-star Martin Freeman is also recognised.
The actor, 35, will go up against fellow Brit Idris Elba - who plays the title character in Luther - along with American stars including Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner.
Benedict’s Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman has been nominated for anOutstanding Supporting Actor award for his role as Dr John Watson.
US shows Mad Men and American Horror Story come top of the shortlist with 17 nods each, but British series Downton Abbey is close behind with an impressive 16.