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James Nesbitt snubbed again at the Emmy awards

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 17/07/2015

James Nesbitt giving a powerful performance in The Missing
James Nesbitt giving a powerful performance in The Missing
Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones

The critics may have loved his performance, but James Nesbitt has been snubbed once again for The Missing.

The hit BBC drama starring the Northern Irish actor is up for two Primetime Emmy awards - but not for Nesbitt's captivating acting.

The show, which stars Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor as the parents of a missing boy, received two nominations for director Tom Shankland and score composer Dominik Scherrer.

Critics were universally impressed by Nesbitt's performance as the desperate, distraught dad who crumbled and eventually fell apart as his hopes of finding his son alive were eroded with every twist.

However, this is the second time this year the Coleraine man has missed out on personal recognition - a Bafta nomination for his role in the hugely popular drama failed to lead to a gong in May.

The nominations were announced by Cat Deeley. As well as unveiling the contenders, Deeley - married to Ulster comic Patrick Kielty - got the nod for her US show, So You Think You Can Dance.

Game Of Thrones - the HBO fantasy drama filmed in Northern Ireland - is the frontrunner of the awards, receiving a whopping 24 nods. Two of the show's leading women Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke are even up against each other for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award.

Game Of Thrones fan favourite Peter Dinklage, who plays dwarf Tyrion Lannister, is up for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award.

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